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Re: can't set up wireless on IBM Thinkpad
If I recall there are two types of wireless cards that are installed in the T40 series of laptops. Can't advise you which one is installed in your laptop. Download both of them and install one, it it doesn't work then install the other one.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model laptop, You need to use a computer that has Internet access to download and transfer the files to your computer.
Once you get the wireless card operation, you need a wireless router that is connected to a cable or DSL modem which is connected to an Internet Service Provider.
You don't need a wireless router if you only want to connect to the Internet using wireless Hot Spots in public locations or Internet cafes.
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Make sure the wireless card driver is installed and working.
Theencryption key secures your data from unauthorized access.
The router's password is a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA orWPA2 encryption key.
The Passphrase generates the WEP or WPA or WPA2 encryptionkey and this is in the router's wireless settings.
To connect to your wireless router, configure the router'swireless settings ie SSID, plus the WPAor WPA2 encryption key and then configure wireless cards in the laptops and orcomputers with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktopcomputers can communicate with your wireless router.
To turn on the wireless on IBM Think Pad 2628 A20m you can try the below options
IBM IBM General - Some models have the wireless slide button on the side of the laptop. IBM DV series - use the antenna-like button found on the upper section of your keyboard. IBM R40 - Use the Fn+F5 key-combo. IBM Thinkpad (General) - Most have software switch or button on Left hand side. IBM Thinkpad (model not further identified) wireless switch on Front edge of case. IBM T43/X32 - Fn+F5 -Click "Turn On" IBM ZD series use the antenna-like button just below the “Lock” key.
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try resetting the router to factory settings, it may have been set to allow only 2 or 3 wireless connections, just take a pen and hold it in the reset hole on the back of the router till all the lights blink and it restarts
If there is an icon in the taskbar refereing to your wireless connection, right click it then properties, then connect.
You can also get to it through control panel> internet conenctions and then click on your wireless connection and click enable.