Question about IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook
Wifi was working and now i get this message when you hit the fn key with f5, its comes up no wireless adaptor 802.1 installed or bluetooth
Try start run MSCONFIG and in the start up make sure that it has a tick in the appropiate programme for the wireless adaptor
Posted on Feb 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Need WiFi instead of Bluetooth
You have two choices for a wireless connection, a PCMCIA card or a USB device.
My choice would be a PCMCIA card, because it frees up a USB port.
There are quite a few PCMCIA card to choose from, I favour Netgear and D-Link.
Their instructions make them easy to install and setup.
Let me know if you have problems.
Posted on May 15, 2009
Please make sure the drivers for your wireless network adapter is installed.
1) go to Device manager - rightl click on my computer and click on properties, select HARDWARE tab then click on Device manager
2) See if the wireless adapter is displayed under Network adapters. If there is an yellow exclamation mark on the Network adapter, it means the drivers for your adapter are not installed.
3) If you find the drivers ok, then make sure that the wireless radio button is turned on. Usually the wireless radio can enabled or disabled from a tray Icon on right side of the system. Most of the system also come with a on/off switch for the wireless radio which is basically on the front side of the laptop.
If the above does not help please revert with the model number of your system and I will try some other steps for you
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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There is no dedicated one key/button for wireless for IBM Thinkpad T42. If "Fn" + "F5" keys for the on-screen function that activate/de-activate the wireless not working, you can access it by IBM utility software: Start.All Programs.Access IBM. IBM Access Connections. You can use the software to disable/enable the Fn+F5.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Some model ThinkPads have different network, video and audio drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it’s file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
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