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Can't connect to wireless

I just got this laptop, how / where do I switch it to wireless?
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I've already got a wireless card installed on my T21 Thinkpad plus driver. Laptop was working fine before I did the fresh install of XP Prof. How the heck do I setup wifi so that it picks up my SSID? Wireless card installed & flashing. I'm already hardwired to router & internet works just fine that way. But it's just that there's a big yellow question mark in Device Manager for my Ethernet Controller. Where, what, how?! Got a Fix for me Y'all?!

Actually... nevermind. All I did was double-click the yellow question mark, and it did the rest. I'm finally up & running... it just took a really long time. Gotta love these old dinosaurs... ha ha!!

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You need a wireless card installed and a wireless router connected to your internet connection. try newegg.com

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The laptop screen is secured to the laptop with screws at the hinges.
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SOURCE: i cannot get network connection with my ibm t21 thinkpad .have a wireless router abd my hp laptop is working fi

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the T21 has PCMCIA slot , you need a WiFi card (PCMCIA) : i dont believe it has built in or isntalled WiFi card.

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I cannot get network connection with my ibm t21 thinkpad .have a wireless router abd my hp laptop is working fi


hi

the T21 has PCMCIA slot , you need a WiFi card (PCMCIA) : i dont believe it has built in or isntalled WiFi card.

Feb 05, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

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We can't find the on/off radio switch on our IBM Thinkpad.


Your T21 may not have a wireless card installed. To check if a wireless card is installed click on Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager and click on Network Adapters. If you see a wireless card in this list and it has a yellow ? against it then the wireless card driver was not installed.

The T21 does not have a wireless switch, if the wireless card driver is installed then it automatically is switched on.

The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver. When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: - http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true You can download thevarious drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, theywill then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install thevarious drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

Jan 25, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T21 2648 Notebook

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What do i need to make my Ibm thinkpad t21 have wifi? I bought this laptop off of ebay and they said it would come with wifi but it didnt.


You could buy a USB wireless network adapter and plug it into a USB port and get wireless internet that way. Wouldn't matter which USB network adapter that you would buy.


May 01, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T21 2648 Notebook

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The motherboard in my t21 2648 has died. The hard


Dear I have one IBM T21 laptop,last few months Laptop not working,when I given a laptop technician,he told me motherboard power ic(switching ic)is faulty.Iam staying in Kuwait..but that IC not getting at market..so please gude me where I can get this IC or any equlent is avaliable please inform me.
with regards

Jojo
my e-mail ID:jojoadur@yahoo.com

Dec 23, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T21 2648 Notebook

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How large of a hard drive is supported on the ibm t21


The ThinkPad T21 is a laptop with a single drive bay.
You cannot setup this laptop with two hard drives in any RAID configuration.
You can add an external USB hard drive and copy/backup data to this hard drive.
OR
You can connect this laptop to a network and copy/backup data to another computer/server on the network.

Mar 16, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T21 2647 Notebook

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Wireless connection


you need to buy a PCMCIA wifi card.

Apr 05, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

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Wireless radio


some laptops have a radio on/off switch ... or maybe you do not have the drivers for the card installed ...what model IBM is it and I will look it up for you

Mar 30, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T21 2648 Notebook

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IBM ThinkPad T21 / Network


Hi,

To my knowledge an IBM ThinkPad T21 originally was shipped out from the manufacturer without a WiFi networking interface, sorry.

Kind regards.

Feb 08, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

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IBM T21


i have the same problem. actually its a common problem for many T21 and other old IBM laptops.
i searched that you have to take all power (batery, adaptor)
press the power 10 times and press it for 30 secs then reinsert the battery or adaptor and try to power it on.
they say its done to discharge a certain capacitor that got overcharged after overcharging the battery.
that worked for me before but now my T21 wont start any more with this process.

May 20, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

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