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T40 has wirless connection / Will not load page

Computer tells me I have a connection. When I try to load Google (Example), the screen stays white but nothing loads. I get the done message in the bottom left corner. Tried both Firefox and IE. Same result.

Worked fine and then not at all

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  • hlk8180 Jan 03, 2009

    I have an IBM ThinkPad with an Intel High Rate Wireless Lan PCI card. My Linksys WRT54G Router indicates I am connected. I could not figure out how to enable DHCP, but went with Static IP and can now connect with a full the Router. My other two laptops are working well with wireless. The Thinkpad shows a highly active connection with full signal strength, however IE does not load. I've checked the all settings recommendation, including security and connection on IE Internet Options menu. Still, no IE page load. The Linksys Router is working well on on the ohter two machines (Dell with XP Pro and Vista), but no connection on the ThinkPad. I also have a Dell to which I've attached a D-Link wireless card via USB which I cannot connect to the internet as well.

  • Gordon Justice
    Gordon Justice May 11, 2010

    What OS are you running, and what kind of Wireless router are you working with?

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    If you have your software disc that came with the laptop you can customize it and only load the internet browser. You may have a glitch in the program.



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This is no issue with the browser, get the internet connection checked.
Let me know

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