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IBM R51e Thinkpad Wireless problem

I have inherited the above laptop from an auction. I wiped it clean and reinstalled Windows XP but can not get the wireless card to work. The only way I can connect to the internet is with a USB Wireless adapter.

In have installed the proper drivers (I think) yet in my Device Manager->Ethernet Controller has a yellow question mark. I have searched and searched for a fix and have found that I am not the only one that has had this problem, but I have found no real fixes for it.

I can't toggle the wireless on the laptop either.

I am at my wits end with this and need help!

Thank you in advance!
Lisa

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Also tried reinstalling the Win XP and cannot get the wireless card to work.

    I have tried every driver from Lenovo's site. In the Device Manager, it used to say 11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter.

    Now it's Other Devices ! Ethernet Controller Yellow Exclamation Point


  • Alice 94 May 01, 2009

    I have a R51 IBM ThinkPad and I can't get the internet at all, not with a cable or wire less, I need to get drivers for them but i don't know how or where to get them.

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Hi liza,
welcome to fixya,what u can try is that installe dth utility for the wireless card and turn on the wireless zero configuration from the windows and then try and connect with the windows and also with the utility,or what u can also try is that go to the router page and then configure the wireless lan,as alike 802.11 b/g channel and then try and connect if it still doesnt connect then resintall the operating system and then try and connect it should work.....good luck......pls rate this solution for me pls.....

thanks

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