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IBM thinkpad T42 internet works with ethernet cable but not wirelessly.I checked the device manager and downloaded the latest driver but still doesn't work. Could the internet card be out of date?

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It seems eaither your wireless card has gone bad or it need to be reseated. Its quite easy to take out the wireless card and install it back. Try it and if this does not work you need to ask IBM to send you a new Wireless card if its under warranty or buy a new external wireless card.

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