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Wireless / cable connection

How do I switch from wireless to the cable connection on an IBM ThinkPad T43?

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  • Caldwell Nov 07, 2007

    Hi R -

    I mean the LAN cable for hi speed internet access where there is no wireless available.

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By cable connection, do you mean a LAN cable or a phone cable or something else? Let me know and will see what I can do to help.
R-

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

  • Ron Roske Nov 07, 2007

    OK. Thanks for the additional info. Now we're on the same page.
    Plug that cable into the side of the pc. Go to start, then to "Connect to", then show all connections. See of there is already a Local Area Network shows up. If it is there, it should not have a red "X" over it. If that is the case, your LAN should take off and work. If not, get back to me.
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SOURCE: IBM THINKPAD T43. I can find the switch for my ibm thinkpad T43

Are you sure you have a wire card installed? If so, then try this:

  1. Right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.
    • Most 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.
    • Some 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 position.
      wirelessswitch.gif

  2. 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.
    Note:
    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.

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