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04-04-2009 07:01 PM

Wireless Adapter Keeps Shutting Off
I just had my machine re-imaged this week, and since having that done, I can't get wireless internet. Every time I start it up, the default is that the adapter is switched off. So, each time, I must turn it on manually by going to View Wireless Networks --> Change Advanced Settings --> Configure Advanced --> Wireless On and then press Fn + F5. This system, though a bit annoying, was working fine when I was at home the past two days. Now when I go through the process, my wireless LED lights up and then flickers off after about 5 seconds and I cannot connect.

Do I have to update the drivers somehow? When I click on Update, it asks me to insert a CD, which I do not have.

If it makes a difference, I'm operating a ThinkPad T43 with XP Professional.

Any ideas?

Rian D. Spivak 04-06-2009 08:53 AM

It's possible the computer has the Lenovo wireless software installed. It's called Access Connections and you can start the software by clicking on the Start Button -> All Programs -> Thinkvantage -> Access Connections.

After it loads, There is a status of the wireless connection. You can try and see if you can use the Find Wifi button and try to connect to the wireless that way.

04-06-2009 02:32 PM

Okay, those steps are working for now. I just can't figure out why my wireless radio is turned off by default every time I boot.

04-15-2009 05:09 PM

Same problem!
My computer was recently reimaged and I am having the same problem as Karen. Going through Thinkvantage works, but I want my wireless radio to be turned on by default. I can't find the setting for this.

05-19-2009 10:49 AM

I'm having that problem too :/

Also every time I start my computer, there's a little box before I log in that says it's trying to connect to the Drew network. I don't know why it's doing that, and then not looking for wireless.


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