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Click “Start,” then “Network and Internet Connections. This website uses cookies. You are well advised to check the manufacturer’s support page to obtain any updates to firmware and drivers even on brand new ones but otherwise they generally do exactly what you expect. Small Business – Chron. You must log in or sign up to reply here. It seems like IBM isn’t satisfied with standard toggle buttons like other notebook manufacturers – even pressing the Fn and F7 buttons to switch between internal and external screens, brings up a menu with multiple display settings and resolutions. In any event, I can’t really help you any more at this point without the laptop’s machine type.

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To see your pecking order open a command window and The miniPCI card is an internal card for which you must take the laptop apart and snap wireldss card into a special hidden connector. There are various models in this series. My main laptop at home is a T, and I’ve a T30 still running Damn thing is as solid as a tank, has 1. I am a little concerned that the security settings have somehow changed, because twice I have had a message about the T42 being set up for corporate security and using This helped me too.


So in order to get the wireless working, you need to also make sure that the Power Management driver and the Hotkey driver are installed as well. Hi dj, thanks for your helpful answer.


My former employers let me take them once they no jetwork worked, and for a few years back then I’d gather them up once they’d been removed from inventory, take them home, and spend time diagnosing them again, and then build working laptops from the parts, testing them and then giving them away, once done and tested, to family and friends, reloading the OS from IBM’s official system restore CDs, of which I have legitimate copies. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.

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About the Author Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since You can’t post answers that contain an email address. And its a thinkpad t42 r4u if that helps.

These are two different beasts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I installed a few drivers and now i can connect to the internet via LAN ivm wireless. A device attached to the system is not functioning. If that doesn’t work Some model ThinkPads have different network cards wirdless and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the network drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver. Message 7 of It’s possible that your laptop doesn’t have the last release, and that would be something to address as well at some point.


Solved: Thinkpad t42 wireless problems – Lenovo Community

It shows a yellow esclamation mark and says “network controller” under “other devices”. If Wi-Fi is disabled, however, Windows XP will act as if the PC has no wireless card installed and will fail to detect wireless networks in the area.

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Wireless networking in IBMThinkpad T42

T42s most likely have an Intel wireless card or less likely a Cisco wireless card. This was helpful 0. Sexually explicit or offensive ibj Spam: Do you already have an account? Do you know anything about this problem??

As I think I remarked, I seem to have two wireless network adapter cards, both are enabled in Device manager, but it seems to using the Cisco one rather than the intel one, see figures in previous post.

The fact that you state: I’ll report back next week.