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I donot have specifics on this unit but usualy enter bios setting at boot with what ever your screen says like F2, Del, F10 etc and look for onboard devices make sure your wireless is set to on then save and exit. windows should pickup new device found.

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The wireless radio switch is usually located on the front side of the machine. if it is already on go to control panel>network connections then disable the wireless connection then enable it again. Afterwards if it still doesn't seem to work try right click the wireless icon and select repair.

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Connecting to my home wireless


Does it find a signal? do you get an error message? if so what is that message. if it does not find a wireless signal do you have the the wireless turned on most of the IBM thinkpad has a switch on the side of the computer to turn the wireless connection on and off. make sure it is on. please answer the 2 question above for more help

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I can't find a wireless switch on my IBM T42. Is there one?


You have to press the Fn + F5 to turn the wireless on.

Aug 16, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Just installed windows on my t42. wireless


reinstall your drivers for wireless connection. try finding it online if you don't have the cd

Feb 05, 2010 | 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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After reinstalling XP on T42 I can't turn on the wireless network


Check that the correct device driver is installed using the device manager via the control panel.
Download driver max to automatically check all your drivers for free.

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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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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.

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Not able to connect wireless networks from my T42


What exactly is it doing when trying to connect at home?

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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.

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