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Solved IBM Thinkpad R50e wireless lan not working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MAHESH468, May 31, 2019.

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  1. MAHESH468

    MAHESH468 Thread Starter

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    Dear Friends,

    This IBM Thinkpad Model R50e , the wireless lan is not working. i have downloaded the drivers from the ibm support website but with no results.

    THe machine wireless lan was working prior to this, but the system had to be formatted for a sofware issue.

    the confirguration is as follows :

    Serial No. of the machine : 1834EQ1LA90996

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 2038 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 18 GB (9 GB Free); D: 55 GB (44 GB Free);
    Motherboard: IBM, 1834EQ1
    Antivirus: Quick Heal Total Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    In the Device manager, the Network Controller has a ? with Yellow
    and yes, the Operating System is Win XP. 32 bit.

    Please help.

    Mahesh.
     
  2. flavallee

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    Expand the Network Adapters heading in the Device Manager.
    What is the exact name(s) of the device(s) listed there?

    If there is a Other Devices or Unknown Devices heading in the Device Manager, expand that heading.
    What is the exact name(s) of the device(s) listed there?

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  3. MAHESH468

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    Dear flavallee,

    In the Network Adapters - Intel(R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection
    (The Wired Connection is working fine )

    and .. Other Devices - Network Controller - ???

    TIA.
     
  4. flavallee

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    Thanks for confirming the Intel PRO/100 VE ethernet device in your laptop is working okay.
    That was a very common ethernet device in laptops and desktops during the early days of Windows XP.

    Double-click the Network Controller entry to open its properties window.
    Click the "Details" tab, then select "Hardware Ids" from the drop-down list.
    The strings there will have VEN_ and DEV_ as part of them.
    Advise us what the exact 4-character codes are that follow VEN_ and DEV_ in those strings.

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  7. flavallee

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    Those vendor and device codes are indeed assigned to the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection wireless device.

    According to the Microsoft Update Catalog site, the last listed drivers for that wireless device for Windows XP are:
    Version 9.0.4.17, dated 06/26/2006
    Version 9.0.4.39, dated 12/19/2007

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  8. Couriant

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    Here is the link for your driver

    *Edit* I guess i left my tab open and didn't see the notice there were new replies :/
     
  9. flavallee

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    HERE is another download link for the same wireless driver that James(Couriant) submitted in post #8.

    It will be for driver version 9.0.4.39 that I mentioned in post #7.

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  10. flavallee

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    Liz/James:

    He's also having keyboard issues with that very old laptop and has started another thread.

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  11. Couriant

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    Thanks Frank... i wonder if the machine is starting to really show it's age and starting to fail....
     
  12. Couriant

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    Actually it's more simpler than that.... once I saw he mentioned 5 and 6 with I and O :D Check my reply
     
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    This is marked solved so I assume he/she installed the correct wireless driver.
     
  14. MAHESH468

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    Dear Flavalle,

    Yestereday i had replied to you, thanking you for the drivers but it seems the reply did not get uploaded.

    I had uploaded the device manager page and that bungled up and the reply did not get posted.

    Thanks a Ton, I downloaded the drivers and installed it, it worked fine.

    The Wifi is working well now.

    I am very thankful to you and all who have responded including Couriant, Liz / James.

    You guys are a great help.

    The keyboard issue is also sorted out, it was a Numlock key issue.

    With Thanks & Regards,

    Mahesh.
     
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