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Just installed windows on my t42. wireless

Just reinstalled windows XP on my t42. Lost my Wireless Conn/

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  • wornoutmum May 11, 2010

    Have you installed all the drivers fter the windows installation?

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

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I installed Windows XP professional on my laptop, but the network controller is yellow in the device manager and I am unable to get wireless signals. I need help on this.


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The wireless adapter which showing yellow exclamation mark is due to wireless drivers are not installed.

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My wireless card on my T42 ThinkPad doesnt pick up wireless networks. I'm not sure its even installed.


Check Device Manager to see if the wireless card is enabled and working. If it has a yellow ? against it then the wireless card driver was not installed.
Some model ThinkPads have different network cards drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the network 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: -
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 sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

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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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When you download the T40 device drivers, they need to be the XP versions.
When you run the driver programs they will be unzipped/expanded to the hard drive in a folder c:\drivers. Then you need to open the various folders and run the setup programs to install the various drivers.
NOTE - The T40 series laptops come with various different manufacturers devices (eg. there are a few different wireless model LANs) and if one version driver doesn't work you need to install a different one. It is a bit of trial and error to find the right one.

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Please scan your system with proper anti-virus & don't use trendnet wireless software always use windows setting

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Problems to configue network controller in IBM T42


There are several different LAN, wireless, & modem devices that are installed on the T40 series laptops. For example, if one of the network driver or modem driver doesn't work then install a different one. Make sure you download all the various device drivers for your model laptop and the XP version of those driver.

Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP device drivers for your model laptop,
Use this link :-
http://www.ibm.com/products/finder/us/finders?pg=ddfinder&cm_re=other-_-suprcn-_-download

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Install new windows xp and lost wireless


install driver form company you got laptop from

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