Toshiba WT200 and Windows8 Wifi Drivers

Long time no see! I’ve been busy! (http://www.layer3.net.nz/category/blog/).

I’ve recently picked up a Toshiba WT200 as I wanted to install Windows8 Preview to show customers Microsofts Next Gen operating system. However, I had real issues getting drivers going on this device. Here are some simple instructions to save you a boat load of time.

Wifi
Download and install the wifi driver from Toshiba’s Australia driver page. Download Atheros Wireless LAN Driver. This driver will install, but your wireless will not be active. This is how you fix it. After the driver has finished installing, do the following:

Update: I’ve added the drivers to a zip file for easy access. Click here to download and follow the instructions.

  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%appdatalocaltemp and search the folder by date modified
  2. You will see a directoy that ends in 400a or something similar. Note the full path down
  3. Local device manager and you will see an unknown device called Network Controller
  4. Right click on this and select Update Driver
  5. Point the location to the folder you down under the appdata path and click next.
  6. Your driver should install

You can do this with a bunch of the drivers on the Toshiba website as the installer does not install them correctly.

At the time of writing, DO NOT INSTALL THE INTEL GRAPHICS DRIVER

19 thoughts on “Toshiba WT200 and Windows8 Wifi Drivers”

  1. Oddly, it worked OOB the first time, but the second time I had to apply this method. Note: once you are connected to the interweb, you can use the “update driver” option to update automatically to 10.0.0.67 (at the time I wrote this).

    1. Yeah, I’ve found it does some really weird stuff with drivers. Hopefully there will be a new set out soon… I really hate not being able to rotate my tablet.

  2. Oddly, it worked OOB the first time, but the second time I had to apply this method. Note: once you are connected to the interweb, you can use the “update driver” option to update automatically to 10.0.0.67 (at the time I wrote this).

    1. Yeah, I’ve found it does some really weird stuff with drivers. Hopefully there will be a new set out soon… I really hate not being able to rotate my tablet.

  3. Actually, even installing an alternate (I used a USB Ethernet adapter) networking device, will give Win8 a chance to discover and auto install the Atheros driver.

    Now if only I could stop it nose-diving into an “Automatic Recovery” situation after it rebooted.

  4. Actually, even installing an alternate (I used a USB Ethernet adapter) networking device, will give Win8 a chance to discover and auto install the Atheros driver.

    Now if only I could stop it nose-diving into an “Automatic Recovery” situation after it rebooted.

  5. Hi,

    I agree getting a lot of functionality for the WT-200 working under Windows 8 is futile. This includes

    -Intel GMA3600 driver
    – Ericsson mobile broadband
    -Accelerometer
    -Compass

    WiFi is tricky but is do-able. The above simply don’t work using the windows 7 drivers.

    Please Toshiba it is incumbent upon you to release WIndows 8 drivers for your device as WIndows 7
    does not really do it justice.

  6. Hi,

    I agree getting a lot of functionality for the WT-200 working under Windows 8 is futile. This includes

    -Intel GMA3600 driver
    – Ericsson mobile broadband
    -Accelerometer
    -Compass

    WiFi is tricky but is do-able. The above simply don’t work using the windows 7 drivers.

    Please Toshiba it is incumbent upon you to release WIndows 8 drivers for your device as WIndows 7
    does not really do it justice.

  7. Having bought a SAMSUNG core i5, which is basically the reference design for a Windows 8 tablet, I’ve been trying to think of uses for the WT200. I mean, the thing cost more than an new iPad 3G and is about as useful as a Windows Mobile Phone.

    So far, the winning ideas are:

    a) Screw it onto my front door, and use it as a 2way video enabled doorbell.

    b) Attach something like an “Native Union Old Version Retro Handset” and make it the coolest VoIP handset ever.

    c) Add some motion sensing software, and use it as a battery backed, GSM enabled, burgular alarm with video.

    d) TV set top box… if it can actually decode x264 @ 1920×1080 (dubious)

  8. I haven’t checked in awhile. Are there new drivers yet? I’m about to sell my one. It was a demo unit anyway. With the Microsoft Surface coming out, the WT-200 is dated. If Toshiba took the time to develop drivers, it would actually be useful.

  9. I haven’t checked in awhile. Are there new drivers yet? I’m about to sell my one. It was a demo unit anyway. With the Microsoft Surface coming out, the WT-200 is dated. If Toshiba took the time to develop drivers, it would actually be useful.

  10. just installed windows 8 on my wt200 and downloaded the driver as suggested but can’t work out how to get it recoginze the driver? any help would be appreciated

  11. just installed windows 8 on my wt200 and downloaded the driver as suggested but can’t work out how to get it recoginze the driver? any help would be appreciated

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