Switch off your Toshiba laptop’s wireless connection while you’re on the move.
Leaving the wireless adapter on your Toshiba laptop activated while you’re away from the office can quickly sap the computer battery’s power. If you don’t need to go online but still want to work on the computer, switch off the wireless connection to conserve battery power. The downside of modern laptop computers with slimline designs is that the location of the wireless connection switch might not be obvious. If your laptop has an exterior wireless connection switch, you should find it on the casing edge at the front of the laptop. If the computer doesn’t have an exterior switch, use the “Function” keyboard hotkey to display the wireless “on/off” icon on the computer’s display screen.
Exterior Wireless Switch
1. Position the laptop so that you’re facing the screen and the keyboard is in front of you.
2. Check the front edge of the laptop’s casing.
3. Identify the wireless indicator light labeled with a wireless antenna icon. The “On/Off” switch to the left of the indicator light is the wireless switch.
4. Move the switch to the “Off” position to deactivate the wireless adapter or move it to the “On” position if you want to power on the wireless adapter.
On-Screen Wireless Switch
1. Press and hold down the “Fn” function key on the computer’s keyboard to display the laptop’s hotkey card icons on the screen.
2. Click the “Wireless” icon on the screen or press the corresponding hotkey button on the keyboard, typically the “F8” key on a Toshiba laptop.
3. Click the “Wireless On” or “Wireless Off” icon in the options list below the hotkey card icon to activate or deactivate all wireless connections. If your laptop has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, you can also choose to activate or deactivate these services separately.
- Familiarize yourself with the location of the wireless switch before traveling by air as many airlines require passengers to disable Wi-Fi devices during the flight.