Note: I have installed ALL drivers from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-58597 ...ALL of them. This includes audio drivers, bluetooth drivers, wifi drivers..and NONE of them are working properly..
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Re: ibm thinkpad t43 wifi drivers
Did you confirm that the Wi-Fi switch on the machine is switched on?
You should find the physical hardware switch on the edge of the machine, while in the on position there should be a orange or green square to indicate the switches position.
Also, confirm that the wireless card is not turned off in the BIOS. Watch at boot up for system setup hotkey (F1 I believe for your system) hit this key and using the instructions on the screen navigate around, make sure that your wireless is not disabled, and there is nothing stating a Software Switch/Control.
If there is, examine your keyboard for a Fn and Wireless symbol, press these keys simultaneously.
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Do a google search for: ibm thinkpad t43 drivers and it should bring up links to the ibm support/download site. Just make sure you know what OS you are running when you find the driver you are looking for. I had to do this for my t43 not too long ago after a hard drive replacement.
The T43 does not have a switch to turn on the wireless WiFi. The wireless will automatically turn if the correct wireless card driver is installed.
The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
You can download thevarious drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, theywill then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install thevarious drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).
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
have you installed all the device driver for the hardware of the notebook? if not run all the device software including the driver for the wireless adapter, it will not appear if it is not windows compliant you have to provide the drivers
Are you sure you have a wire card installed? If so, then try this:
Right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
Click the Hardware tab and press the Device Manager button. The network card should appear under Network Adapters. Note:
If the card has a exclamation mark over a yellow background, then this
is an indication that the card is experiencing a problem. Go to Driver
download step 5.
Verify that the radio is enabled. It is possible to disable the transmitter of the wireless card without Device Manager showing any problems. Note: Follow the instructions provided to enable wireless card.
wireless cards will put an icon in the system tray (the line of icons
in the lower right corner of your screen). Right click this icon and it
may have a menu option to enable/turn on the wireless radio.
systems come with a Wireless Radio switch to disable the wireless
radios. The wireless radio switch is usually located on the front side
of the machine. If you are having difficulties with wireless
connections, make sure the Wireless Radio switch is set in the On
Check for association to an Access Point.
If you double-click the previously mentioned system tray icon, the
configuration utility of the wireless card will appear. This utility
will be able to show the status of the wireless card, showing what
channel the card is using and what signal strength is being received.
It may be difficult to maintain a connection if signal strength is low
due to either interference or distance. For example, interference can
be caused by 2.4GHz cordless phones, other Access Points in the area,
and physical structures such as load bearing walls or metal partitions.
The utility can be used to configure the wireless card settings, but if
using Windows XP Zero Configuration or Access Connections, you will
need to use those programs to actually configure the wireless card as
they will overwrite the setting of the utility.