Question about IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook
Have Thinkpad t41 running XP Professional. Trying to connect to netzero dialup. Get a 633 modem or other device already in use. Not sure if this is a problem but the Ethernet indicator light is always solid yellow with nothing connected to the port. Have another lap top that I can connet to net zero using the same phone cable. No Ethernet lights are on.
Netzero properties shows the Agere Systems AC 97 modem is using Com 3. When I look at device manager it only shows LPT1 & Com 1. The computer that connect also only shows LPT 1 & Com 1, so not sure thats a problem.
Any help appreciated!
Go into device manager and then drivers and resources and change the comport there. One and three have same physical location and different addresses.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the device manager is not detecting the network device it is not going to work. turn off the laptop and remove the network/modem device located on the bottom of the laptop, then restart the laptop, now shutdown the laptop again and reinstall the device restart the laptop if device manager still does not detect the device then it is defective and will need to be replaced.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
SOURCE: IBM ThinkPad i Series 1200
Try this driver. I've used it on a few I-series Thinkpads that I've had come through my shop. After the download, uninstall the ethernet drive from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the ethernet port and reinstall the drive automatically. If this one doesn't work for you, let me know, an d we'll try a different one.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
Hello, you have to enter start-settings-control panel-admnistrative tools-computer management-device manager. If there some of driver are signed with yellow question-mark they are not installed. I think you haven`t install PCI driver. Try to install all possible drivers of your PC.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
Also , not all IBM T20/T21 laptops shipped with a ethernet card fitted.
some had a modem only card. some a combined modem/ethernet card.
if the tiny LEDs light when plugged into a known active network connection then the card is present.
if they dont light up then it probably isnt present.
to check for the card..remove the panel secured by a single screw (just above center of the base)
the panel is in the top right quadrant of the bottom of the PC if you look at the bottom with the power connector at the top and the battery at the bottom.
remove the screw. open the panel.
there may or may not be a card present.
if there is if there is only a single white connector (with 2 small wires) then it is the Modem only card.
if there are 2 connectors one with 2 wires and another bigger with 8 wires..then you have the network card. check the connectors a fully pushed home.
its fiddly good luck
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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Oct 13, 2010 | IBM Computers & Internet
The same model ThinkPad
can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you
know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all
the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the
drivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a record
of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are
located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB
site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device
drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).
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