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Thinkpad r40 - wireless disappeared

Ibm thinkpad r40 windows xp-pro after formatting and re-installing the system, all updates and SPs downloaded and installed, the wireless "disappeared"! the radio led wouldn't lit, in the connection list there is no wlan! just the lan appears. HEEEELP!!

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  • rudi231 Jan 27, 2009

    Thanks and sorry for the delay. - Tried to figure out how I can see what happens in the BIOS (how do I get there?).

    However, under the Network Adapters only the LAN adapter exists. No clue for the wireless.

    Is there a point in dowloading a driver if I don't see at all a wireless adapter?

    By the way - the card itself (hardware) exists. Opened the screw and saw it there. It's Intel something.

    Thanks in advance for further ideas.

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Go to the control panel, then System, then Hardware tab, then Device Manager. Then Network adapters - you should have two network adapters one LAN and one wireless.
If most likely have one, the LAN adapter and a yellow ? against a network adapter - this will be a wireless adapter (its not installed)

Check your BIOS and make sure the wireless card is enabled.
You need to download from the IBM/Lenove WEB site the wireless driver (there may be several types that is installed for your model laptop). Make sure you select the correct Windows version driver.
When you run the driver,it will uncompress and copy to your hard drive in C:\drivers. You can then install the driver from this directory. If it doesn't work then repeat with another driver, most likely one that works will be the Intel one.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Jan 27, 2009

    To get into the BIOS press F2 function key as you power up the laptop. Make sure the wireless adapter is enabled.

    Most likely the driver for the wireless driver hasn't been installed.

    Download the Windows version of the wireless drivers for your model laptop (there maybe several different wireless adapters that are available for your model laptop).

    After you have installed the driver Windows should detect that you have new hardware (provded the correct driver has been installed).

    You can check it the wireless adapter is installed correctly by going into the Control Panel as previously instructed.

    If you still get a yellow ? next to Network adapter then the wrong driver was installed and you need to install a different one.

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SOURCE: Lost wireless - Ibm thinkpad r40

haha worrying isnt it...
after reinstallation of windows no drivers for blutooth , wireless quite often modem and same vga,
windows by default does not install because need specific software ...(drivers)
what you need to do is first of all find out what wifi it is ; like wlan400 e.g.
you then need to download and install the driver for it .as soon as the driver is present windows will detect and install device,
look in device manager for devices with no drivers intalled.
same precedure for each device.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

tat4u
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SOURCE: ibm thinkpad r40 windows xp-pro

if drivers installed device is looking for wifi manager which is the software package for wifi.
you can goto control panel open administrative tools select sevices and scroll to wireless zero config and press start.
this will then use windows settings.done







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Ibm thinkpad r40 windows xp-pro after formatting and re-installing the system, all updates and SPs downloaded and installed, the wireless "disappeared"! the radio led wouldn't lit, in the connection list...


if drivers installed device is looking for wifi manager which is the software package for wifi.
you can goto control panel open administrative tools select sevices and scroll to wireless zero config and press start.
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