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IMB ThinkPad T40 wireless connection...

Recently I deleted Windows XP on my computer and then reinstalled it. I have everything installed correctly (so I think) and I can't get the computer to even give me the option to add a wireless connection. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    exactly the same problem, nothing appearing in the nteworks connection window?



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You need to go through the eternet port or even the usb port to access the internet..When online you can vist the manufactorors website and get all the drivers needed for the wireless adaptor...

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Where is the switch to turn on the wireless for the ibm thinkpad t40

The T40 does not have a switch to turn the wireless card, the correct wireless driver only needs to be installed.
The same model ThinkPads can have several different 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’s file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.
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: -
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 sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

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IBM ThinkPad T40 no LAN or internet connection

Fot that first you need wi fi router with intenret connection .
Then check in your laptop that your wi fi network adapter driver are installed.
Also check its wi fi switch is turn on it is on laptop.
Check your wireless in router is enabled.
also check your wi fi network adapter is enabled in your LAPTOP.

Let me know if you want to configure your router and if you need more assistanse .

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I have Windows 7 installed on a IBM ThinkPad T40. I installed the OS recently but i'm not able to find the correct wireless driver for it(built in one i did not install any additional drivers). Can someone...

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The imb t40 has been very reliable but one day i turned it on and before it accessed the normal startup it was deleting a bunch of things and then when the log on the thing logs on and then right away logs...

IBM T40 - most likely running XP(Pro). When you say "it was deleting a bunch of things", I am going to assume that was some kind of security software you had installed (antivirus/antispyware/antimalware). Most likely your logon files were infected. You need to replace userinit.exe. If that doesn't do it, also replace winlogon.exe and csrss.exe. All of these are located in the system32 directory. You can do this a few different ways, one being a bootcd. If you are unsure of any of this, take it to someone who can help. This is easily repaired, so you do not need a reinstall!

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I think you need to check the connections.If the connection is ok then check if your payments are up to date.

Feb 17, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Wireless card & sound card not detected by System in Windows XP

Go to the IBM WEB site to their support/download page and download the XP versions of the drivers you need for your model laptop.
You will need to do this from another conputer that is connected to the Internet.

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T40 IBM cannot boot to cd drive;

Type of files HDD location Alternate location Driver files C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS (depending on the preloaded operating system) The T40 Device Driver File Matrix Web site Software applications C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS No alternate location available Hints and Tips Click here for additional hints and tips on Windows XP
Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows XP
Before removing any software or operating system from your ThinkPad system, you will need to:
  • Make sure the BIOS on your ThinkPad computer is at the latest level.
  • Save the necessary driver, supplement, and software files on removable media.
NOTE: A computer with at least 128 MB of memory is required.

Installing Windows XP
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD or DVD drive. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. Follow the instructions for the Install shield program.
  3. Install the device drivers. The device drivers are found in the C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS directory or you can download them from the T40 Device Driver File Matrix Web site. There is also an installation procedure text file in that directory. After you install Windows XP, you will need to install the application software, which is provided in the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk drive.
Installing Windows XP Supplement File
The Windows XP Supplement File is in the following directory:
NOTE: If you cannot find this directory on your hard disk drive, download the Windows XP Supplement File from the ThinkPad Web site. For access to this Web site, press the ThinkPad button to open the Access ThinkPad panel. On this panel, click On the Web. A list of sites appears; choose the ones you want.
NOTE: Make sure that the correct video driver is installed prior to installing this file.
  1. Right-click on the desktop to open the Display Properties window.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Click the Monitor tab and click the Properties button.
  5. Select the Driver tab and the Update Driver... button. The Hardware Update Wizard opens.
  6. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced).
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select Don't search, I will chose the driver to install.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click the Have Disk... button.
  11. Click the Browse... button.
  12. Select the folder that the Windows XP Supplement File is in, and find the file of IBMTPLCD.INF under IBMLCD folder.
  13. Select IBMLCD.INF, and click Open and then OK.
  14. Select the checkbox for Show compatible hardware.
  15. Select a panel in the list you are using now.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Click Finish and then Close.
  18. Click the Color Management tab.
  19. Click Add, and select IBMTPIPS.ICM or IBMTOLCD.ICM under the directory of c:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color.
  20. Click Add and close the Display Properties window.
Installing Windows XP Update Module Package
The Windows XP Update Modules are in the following directory
The name of each subfolder is the number of a fix module. For the information about each fix module, Click here to visit the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage, type the number of the fix module you need in the search field, and click the search button.
NOTE: The Web site address might change without notice. If the homepage is not displayed, search the homepage from the Microsoft top page.
To install a fix module, run the exe file in a subfolder and follow the instructions on the screen.

Install the application software that was saved in the Preparing your ThinkPad for Windows XP section from the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk drive.

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Ibm thinkpad t40

Follow this step
1.Click start-->Settings -->Network Connections
2.check to see that you have Wireless Network Connection
if no that mean you need to install driver for your Wirless.

Apr 20, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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IBM ThinkPad T40

You don't say what OS you run, but have you tried reinstalling your audio files? This will probably fix your problem.
If you run Windows XP, 2000 or 98SE, this link will download the correct drivers :

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