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IBM thinkpad T43 wireless lan problem

Hi, i have a ibm thinkpad t43 but i don't know how to turn on the wireless. is there a site where i can download the drivers or can i turn on the lan without installing anything?

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    In my laptop has got ThinkVantage access connection and not appearing the wireless option to get wireless sign

  • StanelyHsiao Dec 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. But mine is Windows 2008...

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    w-lan driver installation procedure? i got the drivers can any one help?

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    I have an T43 that needs to be connected Wireless. Where do I start? DO I need to purchase a Linsksys wireless card?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    i reinstalled my windows XP operating system on my T43 using the resource /recovery CDrom..Now I cannot find my network places or even my wireless siganla any help...

  • DVD8625 Mar 27, 2009

    Same problem here. Wonder if anyone knows how to solve this problem.

  • Cal Withers Apr 17, 2009

    Pressing Fn and F5 at the same time didn't work. Can't find a physical switch anywhere to turn on wireless. Is there another solution?

  • alon alfa Apr 26, 2009

    I installed my t43 with Win XP
    the wireless card doesn't work
    i installed all the drivers from IMB site 
    it doesn nor recognize the card!
    and Fn + F5 does nor work!

  • Zmi nazim
    Zmi nazim May 21, 2018

    I have recently updated the driver for this card, but the drops still keep happening, and sometimes happen in rapid succession. Meaning, it will work for a while just fine, phantom disconnect, I get it running again, and it works for exactly 10 seconds, and phantom disconnects again, and when it is working again, it can last this way for hours, then just randomly decide to stop working. Looking at the Windows wireless connection applet, the card is sending packets out, as if nothing has happened. Receiving just sits there, though.



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I solve wifi problems on IBM Thinkpad T43 with this driver :

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  • cliffa Feb 05, 2011

    Thanks for this tip. I had tried lenovo


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If you have just installed a clean version of XP onto your IBM T43, it will not have the IBM drivers or software needed to enable your wireless, Ethernet, or even the Fn buttons.

The Above website is a link to IBM's Driver list. I would reccommend downloading, and then extracting, and running the extracted files, (which are usually stored in C:\DRIVERS
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Audio v5.12.01.5300
Bluetooth v5.1.0.4700
Modem (If you want it) v7.34.00.00
CMD Ultra DMA IDE Driver (If you have a Dock station) v1.52
ThinkVantage Active Protection System (I would definitly add this) v1.70
TrackPoint only systems v4.69
UltraNav Driver v11.1.21.2
UltraNav Utility v2.11
Broadcom NetXtreme/NetLink Fast/Gigabit Ethernet v10.35.0.0
For your WIFI driver there are three, find out which one yours is then install one of the three drivers, sorry i cant get more specific on that.
Power Manager v1.64
ACPI Power Management v1.55
ThinkVantage Access Connections v5.33
ThinkVantage Fingerprint software v5.8.4.5476
Easyeject utility v2.38
Hotkey utility v2.23.0000
Keyboard Customizer v1.3.53.0
Scroll Lock Indicator v1.07
ATI Radeon/FireGL (Video Card Drivers and Software) v8.593.100.7-090929a
Presentation Director v2.57

Out of these the ones that make the FN button work are Presentation Directer, THEN Hot-key Utility. they must be installed in that order for ANY of the FN buttons to work.

Once they are installed if you install ThinkVantage Access Connections, it will work with the wifi and ethernet as well as the FN button.

Hope this helps

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Press the "Fn" and "F5" key to turn your Bluetooth and wireless radios on.

PS: "Windows 2008"??? - Are you running server software on your T43? - you might want to check that...

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Hi , my problem is that my think pad t43 on windoes os sp2 how to connect on internet it is asking for the lan drivers

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SOURCE: IBM THINKPAD T43. I can find the switch for my ibm thinkpad T43

Are you sure you have a wire card installed? If so, then try this:

  1. Right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Hardware tab and press the Device Manager button. The network card should appear under Network Adapters.
    Note: If the card has a exclamation mark over a yellow background, then this is an indication that the card is experiencing a problem. Go to Driver download step 5.
  1. Verify that the radio is enabled.
    It is possible to disable the transmitter of the wireless card without Device Manager showing any problems.
    Note: Follow the instructions provided to enable wireless card.
    • Most wireless cards will put an icon in the system tray (the line of icons in the lower right corner of your screen). Right click this icon and it may have a menu option to enable/turn on the wireless radio.
    • Some systems come with a Wireless Radio switch to disable the wireless radios. The wireless radio switch is usually located on the front side of the machine. If you are having difficulties with wireless connections, make sure the Wireless Radio switch is set in the On position.

  2. Check for association to an Access Point.
    If you double-click the previously mentioned system tray icon, the configuration utility of the wireless card will appear. This utility will be able to show the status of the wireless card, showing what channel the card is using and what signal strength is being received. It may be difficult to maintain a connection if signal strength is low due to either interference or distance. For example, interference can be caused by 2.4GHz cordless phones, other Access Points in the area, and physical structures such as load bearing walls or metal partitions.
    The utility can be used to configure the wireless card settings, but if using Windows XP Zero Configuration or Access Connections, you will need to use those programs to actually configure the wireless card as they will overwrite the setting of the utility.

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