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Re: IBM T42 LAPTOP
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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For most IBM ThinkPads, the shortcut key to activate wireless is Fn+F5. I am not so sure about this model, but you can try. If this doesn't help, check the Device Manager and make sure it's shown on the devices lists. By default wireless is activated once the driver is installed on almost all IBM ThinkPads. You problem could be driver corrupted or missing. The best resolution is reinstalling the driver so that it'll not fail. If the problem persists, then it could also be your wireless card failure. You better check it twice.
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
Your wireless network adapter may have been disabled in the BIOS and/or The drivers for the wireless network controller has not been installed.
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.
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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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,