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Lenovo T61 cannot recognize internal Wireless Card

Posted on 2008-06-11
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I recently purchased a Lenovo T61 with pre-installed Intel 4965agn wireless card. Within a day, I was getting these 1802 errors when I booted up the machine. Something saying that installed mini pcie card is not compatible, please remove the card and restart the machine. I flashed the BIOS to the latest one (Dated 6/3/08) and everything was working fine, for about another day. Then the wireless card seemed to have disappeared. I do not see the icon on the tray anymore for Wireless and I cannot see the wireless card in the Device Manager. Any ideas?
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Just ensure the wireless switch is turned on and if under warranty get it back to Lenovo. It trly sounds like a flakey/failing card.

John
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I've talked to Lenovo and they are sending me another Wireless Card. I'll let you know what happens in a couple days.
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Well, I'll bet that will fix it.

John
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by:AmericanBridge
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Actually, if this machine is using different software than the Windows default, this may also be your problem. IBM uses the Access connections to manage the wireless networks AND the adapter. I remember a user having the same problem and I found a setting that had turned the radio off, which in turn disables the wireless connection and removes the icon from the connections. Poke around in Access connections and look for a setting that says "Radio OFF" or the like. I can't remember exactly where it was.
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Thanks Johnjces. It turned out to be the card. After installing the new one they sent me, it worked perfectly.
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