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T42 ibm wireless from SMC wireless router ok running printer

But not finding the web. Mozilla won't bring up Google but my Linux partition wireless runs my Brother 9840 wireless printer all right. This is a new situation.
I've always had good wireless pick up wherever I've traveled but on coming home this time I had SMC help me set up encryption for some security and then had Brother tech help me with the network to my printer, and immediately after, I found that my wireless would not automatically find my router without going into 'Connet to Other Wireless Network..., entering the name of my network, selecting wireless security method 'WEP 64/128-bit Hex' and entering my encryption key.
That worked fine for a week, then suddenly this new situation develops where I can't get on the web, and have to use my windows pc model to access the internet fine off the same router.
Incidentally, I haven't been able to access my windows side of the partition for weeks after hitting a key too fast and not even knowing which one when I was starting the laptop up from cold while it was taking 10 seconds or so to choose Ubuntu 8.04.2 automatically.
When I want to go into Window, I would just cursor down to xp, which
i seldom use because I think 'Uncle Bill' deserves a rest while some of
us use stable platforms like Linux distributions. [Ubuntu for me]

Any help and direction will be appreciated.
Malcolm

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I want to download ibmthinkpad t42 wireless drivers


It most likely the Intel wireless card, but you won't know until you install it.

The same model ThinkPad can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.

When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.

Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true

Aug 10, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Where is the 'Wireless Switch' on the IBM T42


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.

This will help. Thanks please keep updated. please do rate the solution positively .Thank you for using Fixya

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Manish

Mar 25, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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My wireless card on my T42 ThinkPad doesnt pick up wireless networks. I'm not sure its even installed.


Check Device Manager to see if the wireless card is enabled and working. If it has a yellow ? against it then the wireless card driver was not installed.
Some model ThinkPads have different network cards drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the network drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it’s file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true
You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

Dec 28, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Am I paying for this already? I need to know how to turn on my wireless on my IBM T42 so I can access the internet and connect to my home network...please advise...


Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link :-
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true
You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder.
Then you need to connect to a wireless router which is connected to your Internet Service Provider. The wireless card in the Thinkpad needs to be configured with the wireless router's settings (ie SSID, WAP or WEP encryption etc) for the wireless card to communicate with the wireless router.

Oct 12, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Thinkpad T42 wireless card can't find drivers


Your problem could be :-
Downloaded the wrong driver
There are a number of different LAN devices & wireless cards etc used this model.
There are two stages in the installation process.

Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model laptop,
Use this link :-
http://www.ibm.com/products/finder/us/finders?pg=ddfinder&cm_re=other-_-suprcn-_-download

After you download the driver file, click on this file and it will unzip/expand the drivers and copies these files to the hard drive in c:drivers... take a note of the folder it has created to store the driver files and then go to this folder and run the SETUP file to install the driver.

Apr 28, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Where is the wireless button on t42 thinkpad


There's no hardware switch to activate and deactivate the wireless networking, but pressing Fn and F5 brings up a menu that allows you to turn Bluetooth on/off, WiFi on/off or both. It seems like IBM isn't satisfied with standard toggle buttons like other notebook manufacturers - even pressing the Fn and F7 buttons to switch between internal and external screens, brings up a menu with multiple display settings and resolutions.
Hope this helps,
David

Mar 10, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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I keep losing my connection - IBM Thinkpad t42


Are you using IBM SW or Windows to manage the wireless? Occassionally, the IBM SW has issues with certain model routers and encyrption types.

You can also try unchecking the "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power" in the adapter properties and

Adjusting the power on the wireless device to the max. By default IBM sets it in the middle to conserve power.

Mar 03, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Ibm thinkpad t42 switch for wireless network


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.

Jan 23, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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