Question about IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook
Hi, i have a ibm thinkpad t43 but i don't know how to turn on the wireless. is there a site where i can download the drivers or can i turn on the lan without installing anything?
If you have just installed a clean version of XP onto your IBM T43, it will not have the IBM drivers or software needed to enable your wireless, Ethernet, or even the Fn buttons.
The Above website is a link to IBM's Driver list. I would reccommend downloading, and then extracting, and running the extracted files, (which are usually stored in C:\DRIVERS
Modem (If you want it) v7.34.00.00
CMD Ultra DMA IDE Driver (If you have a Dock station) v1.52
ThinkVantage Active Protection System (I would definitly add this) v1.70
TrackPoint only systems v4.69
UltraNav Driver v188.8.131.52
UltraNav Utility v2.11
Broadcom NetXtreme/NetLink Fast/Gigabit Ethernet v10.35.0.0
For your WIFI driver there are three, find out which one yours is then install one of the three drivers, sorry i cant get more specific on that.
Power Manager v1.64
ACPI Power Management v1.55
ThinkVantage Access Connections v5.33
ThinkVantage Fingerprint software v184.108.40.20676
Easyeject utility v2.38
Hotkey utility v2.23.0000
Keyboard Customizer v220.127.116.11
Scroll Lock Indicator v1.07
ATI Radeon/FireGL (Video Card Drivers and Software) v8.593.100.7-090929a
Presentation Director v2.57
Out of these the ones that make the FN button work are Presentation Directer, THEN Hot-key Utility. they must be installed in that order for ANY of the FN buttons to work.
Once they are installed if you install ThinkVantage Access Connections, it will work with the wifi and ethernet as well as the FN button.
Hope this helps
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
Press the "Fn" and "F5" key to turn your Bluetooth and wireless radios on.
PS: "Windows 2008"??? - Are you running server software on your T43? - you might want to check that...
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
Hi , my problem is that my think pad t43 on windoes os sp2 how to connect on internet it is asking for the lan drivers
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Are you sure you have a wire card installed? If so, then try this:
Note: If the card has a exclamation mark over a yellow background, then this is an indication that the card is experiencing a problem. Go to Driver download step 5.
It is possible to disable the transmitter of the wireless card without Device Manager showing any problems.
Note: Follow the instructions provided to enable wireless card.
If you double-click the previously mentioned system tray icon, the configuration utility of the wireless card will appear. This utility will be able to show the status of the wireless card, showing what channel the card is using and what signal strength is being received. It may be difficult to maintain a connection if signal strength is low due to either interference or distance. For example, interference can be caused by 2.4GHz cordless phones, other Access Points in the area, and physical structures such as load bearing walls or metal partitions.
Note: The utility can be used to configure the wireless card settings, but if using Windows XP Zero Configuration or Access Connections, you will need to use those programs to actually configure the wireless card as they will overwrite the setting of the utility.
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
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