You said this was an OS download. Here is exactly what I did following your instructions: 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. Your wireless driver Intel BG: This helped me too.

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Thanks, dj, for doing all that work. I am using a wireless connection, because I think that is the only practical one available.

no wifi on my ibm think pad t42 – Forums – CNET

The only trick is to remember to turn off the original internal device – the operating system doesn’t respond well to two wireless adapters trying to get its attention The miniPCI card is an internal card for which you must take the laptop apart and snap the card into a special hidden connector.

Any help you can offer on this, Y42 appreciate. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.

Report Inappropriate Content tags: I can search around for the correct driver. Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. 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.


Wireless networking in IBMThinkpad T42 – Forums – CNET

My former employers let me take them once they no longer 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 eifi restore CDs, of which I have legitimate copies.

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When working, I could now ‘see’ 5 networks, the same as I can on my HP. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, wivi and Web design. Proffitt Forum moderator June 1, 1: Just disable your present pci wifi.

You are posting ibmm reply to: Here is exactly what I did following your instructions:. Sometimes you can find one that works or can be made to work in your laptop, but that takes some research before you buy.

How to Configure Wi-Fi on the IBM ThinkPad in Windows XP

Message 10 of This was helpful 1. You are reporting the following post: And its a thinkpad t42 r4u if that helps.


It shows a yellow esclamation mark and says “network controller” under “other devices”. Remember, downloading the driver is just the first step. This was helpful 0. About the Author Ruri Ranbe has been working as ivm writer since Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.

Wireless networking in IBMThinkpad T42

It’s possible that your laptop doesn’t have the last release, and that would be something to address as well at some point. On the T42 I had disabled the wireless card and enabled the wired card to prevent confusion. Any thoughts on how I can fix this? Machine is a T42 Type KEG After much searching I came across a select from list with type on it, along with 3 other variants of type none of which were KEG, but I think the page I got directed to was the same for all T42 variants.

Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since Not sure whats wrong. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: The PC-Card adapter is a standard slide-in card the pops in and out of the slot on the side of the laptop.