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Ibm thinkpad t42 switch for wireless network

I can not fnd a switch for thewireless network for my ibm thinkpad t42













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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I HAD THE SAME.

    Go in the bios find the network setting and enable the internal wireless card.
    to turn it on you press thr FN key and f5 together.

    unfortunatly my bios has a supervisor password, do not try to reset the cmos by unplugging the cmos batt. it will want the default password, I cannot pass the poweron password anymore. I will find a way, but now s.o.l.

    Mario in Halifax Canada

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    i have the same problem but what is FN key ??

  • hell_child09 May 11, 2010

    the last part was a tough one, how do i configure my wireless adapter?

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The T42 has a bulit-in wireless network adapter and a LAN network card. T42s most likely have an Intel wireless card or less likely a Cisco wireless card.
Your wireless network adapter may have been disabled in the BIOS
and/or
The drivers for the wireless network controller has not been installed.

To check the network adapter go to the Control Panel, Click on System, click on Hardware Tab then Device Manager. Then scroll down and click on Network adapters. If you don't see your network controller or you see a yellow ? against Other devices for the Network controller. Then either it has been disabled and/or the driver was not installed.

To get the driver for the network controller you need to dowload it from the IBM/Lenovo WEB site their support/download page from a computer that has Internet access. Make sure you select your laptop model and the driver for your Windows version.
Install the driver and you then need to configure the wireless adapter to suit your wireless router settings before you can access the Internet.

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How do I get my wireless network on in my IBM T 42

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