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Limited or no Wireless connection

I have an IBM Thinkpad T41. I have problem with my wireless network connection. It started suddenly couple of days ago. The wireless signal indication is strong, but the wireless connection status is: limited or no connection. When I use the repair button to repair the problem, I get the following message: "TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection. Cannot proceed."

When I tried to use the cable plug-in connection, it is all fine, no problem.


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  • yanbin_lu Feb 09, 2009

    How do I check the TCP/IP setting of the wireless adapter ? I can find network IP address.


  • yanbin_lu Feb 10, 2009


    these are both selected. The wireless was working fine until about a week ago and just went suddenly.


  • yanbin_lu Feb 11, 2009

    It worked!!!!!!!

    Thank you somuch!!!! :) :)



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It appears that the TCP/IP got disabled or removed.
Check the TCP/IP settinge of the wireless adapter, it should be the same as the network adapter.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Feb 10, 2009

    Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then righr click on your Wireless Network connection - click on Properties.

    Then in "This connection uses the following items, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties. Under the General Tab make sure Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. Click OK.

    If you do not see TCP/IP in the Wireless Network Connection then click on the install button and then install the TCP/IP driver.

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Feb 10, 2009

    It appears TCP/IP install/config is OK

    Before you do the following, turn off or disconnect the power to your wireless router, wait for 1 minute before connecting the power again. Wait till the LED lights indicate that it is on line again and the wireless is on then :-

    Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then righr click on your Wireless Network connection - click on View Available Wireless Networks

    Do you see your wireless network (ie. your wireless router)?

    If so click on your wireless router and then click Connect.

    You can also click on Repair to try to reconnect to your wireless router.

    Let me know if it works.



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