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So imagine it’s something to do with this adapter or driver.
[Solved] Old IBM Thinkpad R51 with XP Can’t connect to home wifi
Not to put the cart before the horse, but if your AP doesn’t support WPA2, then your laptop also won’t be able to use the feature even though it has WPA2.
I come across that sort of thing a lot with phones so thought it might be an issue. Doing it the other way around left too much uncertainty for me with regards to getting a card that didn’t display the error.
Right-click “Wireless Network Connection” and then select “Properties” from the context menu. The WPA thing is set right. Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site.
I rebooted both machines to make sure it took before i re-enterred password. Have been trying to find out how to change the language of the router page but no success so far. Captain Giraffe 2 I realize that not everything out there is accurate, but I was hoping. I get jobs like this all the time where a new laptop does not support WPA2-PSK and all it takes is a driver update and suddenly the option appears.
Post as a guest Name. What’s the 7-character model number of your T40?
Oh thank goodness, this was driving me nuts. This is the routers manual http: Is it possible for the wireless card that came with this machine to connect this way?
WPA2 enabled wireless driver for Thinkpad Owners – The Connected Home
I posted the message that worries me as an update to the question. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. My home wifi shows up and other connections in my building neighbours but the only thing i can think to test it is to take it to a free wifi hotspot.
Skip f41 main content. I checked heaps of things but i suspect the only thing left that i cant find is wether the machine is discoverable. Temporarily re-configure your router to use WEP encryption and see if that allows the Thinkpad to connect. It was sitting around and preparing it for sale on ebay yes people buy these old machines but at first before all the updates i had to do there was no way to enter a password. Are there any clues ibn as you try and fail to connect to the desired network?
Click “Start,” then “Network and Internet Connections.
How to Configure Wi-Fi on the IBM ThinkPad in Windows XP
We’d turned off “b” on our qpa2 device, and our T41 with the b card suddenly lost the ability to connect. Yes No I don’t have a dog. Thanks for this deep analysis. What brand and model? There is US firmware version for your router. Sign up using Facebook. Register Sign In Help. Some background on the issue: References 2 Lenovo Support: If the router is an Asian model, check for compatibility first.