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Wireless hi ! my problem is that as my ibm t23 has a possibility of wireless in instruction, but in real life it not working. i need some special installation. i bought  it on ebay  without  any cd's  or papers .

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Here is the link to Lenovo (IBM) put in your laptop information and follow it to the downloads and drivers page. and download the Highrate Wireless Lan. (you may also want to download the firmware update) The Highrate Wireless Lan is 1awc32ww.exe downlaod save to desktop and install it. if the wireless works you should see it come up after the install.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007


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The basic T23 may or may not have a built-in integrated 802.11b wireless depending on the model version.  You can verify in your Device Manager under Networking Adapters. The reason for different versions of the same model is some versions were intended for different regions/countries and different combinations of:

  • Mini-PCI V.90 56K modem
  • 10/100 Ethernet LAN connection
  • 802.11b wireless LAN
  • Secure Chip for authentication and encryption of data communications
This model also comes in 866MHz, 1.0GHz, 1.13GHz,  or 1.2GHz CPU speed. Likewise with the hard disk > 15, 20, 30, 48 or 60GB  hard disk drive and 30GB for selected Korean systems. And further with different Operating System > Windows 98SE, Windows XP Pro or Windows 2000 Pro.

So as you can see, the only sure way is to check in your Device Manager what you actually have.  Thereafter if you are missing any drivers go to the lenovo/ibm site and download appropriate drivers.  Most drivers are OS specific.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007


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