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Does my thinkpad 42 have a wireless switch? We cant find any networks in range but time warner says my routers good and system properties are good


Hi

IBM ThinkPad T42 is a Series number rather than a Model number.

There are various models in this series. Some models have Wifi capability. Others don't.

Look underneth your notebook to see the full model number, then check here for the exact specifications for your specific model:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T42

I hope this helps.

Aug 25, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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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

Dec 13, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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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).

Dec 28, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Where is the wireless switch for ibm t42 laptop i have tried fn and f5 nothing works


There will either be a switch on the side of the machine or it will be fn and one of the funtion keys, look for an image like this:

http://hpshopping.speedera.net/www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/images/overview/wireless_black.jpg

Nov 26, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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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?


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.

Regards,

Jamil

Oct 03, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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I am trying to connect my sons laptop to the wireless internet that I have .I have refreshed the wireless network connection and it says make sure the wireless switch on your computer is on. where is the...


What is the model of yuor laptop?
There will be wireless switch at the base of the laptop - turn it on. If still nok- - check system tray on the right hand side - you will find wireless switch utility there - enable wireless

Thanx

Sep 14, 2009 | IBM Thinkpad T40 Thinkpad T41 Thinkpad T42...

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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.

Aug 09, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC

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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.

Jan 23, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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