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X220 Issue with wireless internet.

Question: X220 Issue with wireless internet.

Hello,I've been using my X220 for almost 2 years now and now all of a sudden, whenever I use my x220, my wireless internet would stop working (at random moments) what happens is:first the network i am connected to becomes limited and any program that uses the internet gives me an error message saying there is no internetthen all available connections disappear from that window that tells me the networks i can connect tothen when i try to turn my wireless radio off and on (via FN + F5 ) i get a popup saying no network adapters are supported by the lenovo softwareafterwards i try to reset my wireless radio via physical switch (on the right side of my x220) but nothing happens. the only way to "fix" this issue is to reboot. is there anything i can do to fully fix this issue?

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Answer: X220 Issue with wireless internet.

Hi, lilvietyao
Have you ensured that you have the latest driver software for your wireless adapter? If not, the latest drivers can be found here. Also, which operating system are you using?

Thanks in advance,
Adam





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Hi guys, I came across the following Wireless issue for my thinkpad x220.
 
 
Don't know why when I press "Fn+F5", the menu didn't show the wireless icon. 
And I cannot trun on the wireless radio to connect any wireless connection.
 
Could any of you help me to fix this issue?
Many Thanks.
 
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Answer:HELP!! ThinkPad x220 wireless issue!! :(

Hido you mean wifi radio?1. be sure wlan card is anabled within the BIOS Setup:Security menu, I/O Port Access2. open Device Manager and have look at the wireless devices under Network Adapters thread.

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I have updated to latest version 15.6.1 from 15.03.1000.163 (Windows 7 64 bit)http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS015011 I have disabled virtual wifi hosted network by 'netsh wlan set hostednetwork disallow' command that always worked for previous driver versions. This version installed two adapters 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter' and 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2'  that appear in Device Manager and disabling the hosted network no longer works. The netsh disallow command reports ok but 'netsh wlan show hostednetwork' always reports Allowed state. I have tried to remove the driver at all, restart and install it again but the issue persists. The only fix is to revert back to previous one 15.03.1000.163 I think this is a security issue that has to be resolved because the hosted network can not be safely disabled.





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Answer:X220 Intel Wireless LAN driver 15.6.1 issue

Hello,
 
Is it possible to disable this through the device properties in the Control Panel?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I am trying to connect to our wireless network at work.  I have verified that my settings are correct with the other X220s that we have connecting to our network.  When the connections fails and I select "help me fix this" I get four error messages. Thanks in advance if anybody has any ideas. Connection status:  Not connectedCause:  The driver disconnected while associating.Error code:  229378Recommended actions:The selected wireless network is out of range or unavailable.  Move to a location that is closer to the access point and try again.Verify that the encryption settings (WEP/TKIP/AES) specified in this profile match those expected by the wireless network.Verify that the wireless adapter in your computer has not been restricted from accessing the radio channels being used by the wireless network.Verify that the wireless network name (SSID) is specified correctly. The SSID is case sensitive.If the problem persists, contact your network administrator and provide the troubleshooting information below.Adapter Details***************                                                Adapter name  Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN         &nbs... Read more

Answer:X220 - Access Connections Wireless issue - Driver disconnected while associating

 I share your pain with same Intel WiFi Link 1000 bgn.  After many, many hours yesterday I am now solidly running Wireless N at 144 Mbps on a LinkSys E4200, 99% reception from 30 feet away.   Previous to yesterday I could not get 'N' to work at all. First, if you have a newer dual frequency Router, this Intel adapter only supports 2.4ghz.. 1. I am using Access Connections 5.85, Windows 7 2. Router: 2.4 Ghz Network Mode: Mixed 3. On my LinkSys router Channel: Auto NEVER worked for either  'G' or 'N'.  I picked channel 4 by chance and things got better.  No further experiments.  3. Channel Width: Auto (20mhz or 40mhz). 4. Earlier forums indicate WPA2-P and AES must be selected.  That's what I am running. 5. Numerous references to "power" conflicts.  Set all Power Management to Maximum Power. (Control Panel -> Device Manager ->Network Adapters -> Intel WiFi Link 1000 bgn -> Power Management)(Access Connections -> Wireless Settings -> 4. Advanced Configuration-> Maximum Performance) If you followed these steps, Wireless G should be working stabily for you now. Now for the secret sauce to make Wireless N work:  go to http://communities.intel.com/message/82098#82098See Feb 3, 2010 post How to get 5100 AGN to connect at N speed?I am indebted to this guy. Save the instructions!  For some reason my EDGE 14 wireless totally quit this week and that... Read more

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I am fairly technical and usually able to troubleshoot most problems, but I am stumped.   I have had intermitted loss of internet connectivity since shortly after (maybe right away) I bought my X220 a few months ago.  The machine will lose internet connectivity and regain it randomly.  Other machines working through the same router will have internet connectivity and the X220 has no problem directly connecting to the router.  It does not appear to be a DNS issue since I try pinging 8.8.8.8 as a test.  I am able to log into my router just fine though.  It is very strange that the router connects to the internet, I connect to the router but the computer doesn't connect to the internet.  I assume this has some software component to the problem, but don't know what. The issue are worse when I am using mobile broadband, but still occurs at my house.  System ConfigurationX220 4286CTOCore i5-2410 2.3ghzWindows 7 64bit Home PremiumBios: 8DEET50WW 1.2 7/7/20114GBIntel Centrino Andavnced-N Wimax 6250- Intel Centrino Andavnced-N AGN Driver v14.0.1.2 12/21/2010- Intel Centrino WiMax 6250 Diver v6.2.1007.26 1/18/2011Other Network Adapters Installed- Blueooth PAN- Bluetoooth RFCOMM Protocol TD- Hamachi Network Interface- Intel 82568LM Gigagbit- MSFT Virtual WiFi Miniport Adaptner- PDANet Broadband AdapterHave Access Connections installed 

Answer:X220 Strange Internet connectivity issue

hey daveboston,welcome to the forums.it's hard to say what's going on here but if you could, could you uninstall the current network drivers (wireless and wired) from your system and then let win7 install its generic drivers. Also remove all other network adapters that you have listed.once generic drivers has been installed, test your unit with your router via wireless as well as wired connection. see if there is any difference then head over to http://support.lenovo.com , download and install the wired and wireless network driver for your unit and test again.





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I have an X220 (4287XF5) that runs well and it's a joy to use, except for why I'm posting.  The machine is new since June 2012.  I have solid Ethernet Internet connection and that is how I connect to the Internet now.  Wireless is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 and its driver is 14.2.0.10.  Wireless worked for a time, though flaky, for several weeks.  It would drop and then I would have to reconnect.  Now I can't even do that.  When I try to connect wireless at at home (cable and Cicso Linksys wireless) or at my office (DSL and Netgear wireless), I get the following message: "Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS) server is not responding." I have used the Lenovo software to keep drivers up to date. So, how can I resolve this? Doug X220, 16GB Crucial memory, 256GB Samsung 830 SSD HD, Bluetooth, Win7 64 Pro.

Answer:X220 wireless internet connection not functioning

To further clarify: Three other laptops at home have no trouble connecting wirelessly to the router.  One of those is my trusty four-year old T61 (a T9300, 7658CTO).  The only problem is with my X220.  That suggests that the problem is not with router settings but with something in the X220 itself. Thanks for weighing in. Doug I7 2.7 X220, 16GB Crucial memory, 256GB Samsung 830 SSD HD, Bluetooth, Win7 64 Pro.  

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I am running OSX on an apple ibook G4 laptop. My Cable internet service is working fine, but my wireless router is not functioning. It had worked previously for six months, until it was recently unplugged. When it was plugged in, its power indicator was back on, but not its "status" indicator, which its instruction manual says shows normal operation (thats about all that manual says). My Airport doesn't recognize the old network it had done previously. Do I have to reconfigure something, and if so how would i do that?
 

Answer:Wireless Internet Issue

How long was it unplugged for? you might need to reconfigure/reset it
What is the make and model
 

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Hey so my wireless internet at uni is showing up with two errors, when its connected it will come up saying that there is an ip address conflict then it will work for a short time then show this message when I try to load a webpage:

The server at*www.google.co.uk*can't be found because the DNS look-up failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing*Google Chrome*from accessing the network.

It still shows that its connected and when I run a diagnosis it says it can't find any errors.

Any ideas on how I could fix it ?

Thanks
 

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so I just moved apartments and I have a new wireless internet connection. I have 3 computers, a laptop, a gaming rig, and my multi-purpose HTPC + File server.

I want my WRT54G linksys to get the connection from my HTPC/file server's WIC and share it to my other 2 computers. Or, I want my linksys to intercept the wireless signal and give out addresses to my 3 computers.

I've fiddled around with the settings but can't seem to get things right. either my file server will have an internet connection through the wireless and not be connected to the router or will be connected to the router and not have internet. I know you guys are smart so help me ;P
 

Answer:Wireless Internet + LAN issue

i dont get what you trying to do, why aren't you having the router do the ICS?
 

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I just subscribed to wireless internet and the first three weeks was great. I was getting download speeds of 800 to 1600 kbps averaging 1200 kbps. The highest peak was 2200 kbps. This was on both my desktop and laptop. I use a Huawei EC168 USB card. Then all of sudden my speed and signal got crappy. On both computers speeds are all over the place and very slow(10 kbps to 800 kbps). The signal on the desktop is usually 100% but sometimes drops to 80-90% and sometimes switches to 1xRTT. The laptop will only get a 5 to 60% signal and maybe download 5 to 60 kbps if I'm lucky. It too switches to 1xRTT but a lot more often. Also now I have to reload a page to get a response. I haven't got a response from my ISP yet, trying to get a live person on the phone is a pain. FYI, I did just install SP2 for Vista 64-bit on my laptop. I still need to reply to a Microsoft email I just got.
 

Answer:Wireless Internet ISP Issue

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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Can someone tell me what to do whenthe Ethernet cable doesn't blinkno question marks or exclamation marks show up in the device managerthere is network adaptor devices listed in the device manager other than the wireless device (I don't use wi-fi)rebooting in BIOS mode didn't do anythingThanks 

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My wife's cannot connect to the wireless internet since I got a new laptop even though my laptop will connect to the internet.

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hi all, hope this is the right category for this question.
I have cable internet and a brand new linksys wrt54g router. Lan lines work fine, but when i turn on WEP for the wireless, internet will not work. Turn WEP off, internet works fine. I had this same issue on my netgear wpn824 rangemax, which i just sold cheap since i thought it was faulty. I noticed in an ipconfig that the wireless computers say DHCP is disabled when WEP is turned on. Any info is greatly appreciated! IM me and web gem2004 if you got aim or else post here, thanks again in advance!
 

Answer:wireless internet issue

What make/model wireless NIC are you attempting to connect with?
WEP is old, and clumsy to setup, have you tried WPA PSK security?
What OS and service pack are the clients?
 

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i'm having an issue with my router. I have a dlink DI-524 and i cant connect wirelessly through it. I've tried connecting with my xbox's wireless adapter, and my ps3. It finds the network, but it wont supply internet when i connect. I've tried switching the router with another, and i also have that router connected to another, but still the same problem. That leads me to believe that its not the router since i can connect through an ethernet connection. Any ideas?
 

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Hello, i havent posted here before, ive been googling for hours on this issue and i would like to think i know a little amount about computers but this has be stumped..

I purchased this pc awhile back, cyberpower pc gaming computer (desktop) and its always been ran on an ethernet.. until i moved. now i want to run it wireless but have run into an issue.

when i go to networks and connections it shows "Ethernet" and "VPN" nothing for wireless, ive searched everywhere for a wireless option, it doesnt exist. When i googled this people keep saying it has to do with a missing or old driver, I followed the tutorials only to find that my drivers seem fine as far as i can see, i cant locate a wireless driver though(unless its named weird) is it possible to get a custom built pc without a wireless option?(bought this brand new off newegg) im so confused, currently just hard wiring it through the house which looks horrible so i would like to get this sorted out as quick as possible, thank you so much
Edit: suppose i could post the computer specs.

Processor
Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz
Processor Main Features
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor
10MB L3 Cache
Memory
8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600
Hard Drive
1TB SATA III 7200RPM HDD + 64GB SSD
Optical Drive
24x DVD+/-R/+/-RW DUAL LAYER DRIVE
Graphics
AMD Radeon R7 250X 1GB
Audio
Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Power Supply
600W
Operating System
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Special Features
CyberpowerP... Read more

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I am having an issue with my wireless PCI adapter. Every time i try to use the internet it disconnects me from my wirless network. When i reset my computer and log back in it works for awhile then disconnects. For some reason when i try to scan for my network it says no networks detected when i am only 40 feet away from my router. I am thinking that the radio shuts off on its own but i can't turn it back on. What is the problem and how do i fix it?

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I have a HP Pavilion Tablet I received at a work training almost a year ago.  The other day I went to try and connect with a client's cell phone for internet and it locked up.  A few days later, I really had to fight with it to connect to my cell phone, and today I have been unsucessful of getting it to connect to my home network.  It see's it is there, asks for the login, and then can't connect.  It has worked fine in the past.  I have tried everything, including recovery saving files and even recovery without saving files.  Nothing.  The Realtek card shows up under devices and shows it as working properly.  I am about ready to pitch this and get a MS Surface.   Any thoughts? ~JandN93

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Can someone tell me what to do when

the Ethernet cable doesn't blink
no question marks or exclamation marks show up in the device manager
there is network adaptor devices listed in the device manager other than the wireless device (I don't use wi-fi)
rebooting in BIOS mode didn't do anything

Thanks
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Answer:G500 - Internet issue (not wireless)

I presume you meant to write  "there is [no] network adaptor devices listed in the device manager other than the wireless device.......... You do not mention what type of system you have, but if the Network Adapter (Ethernet) is built onto the motherboard, it should have an option to Enable/Disable it from within the BIOS, so check there and make sure that it is enabled, or it will not show up in Windows. If it enabled in the BIOS, yet still is not shown in Device Manager, Right Click on Start, select a Command Prompt (admin) and then type:  set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1   and press Enter..... but Leave the command prompt window open until you complete the steps below to show hidden devices. Open Device Manager and then pull down the View Menu and select Show Hidden Devices,Check under Network Adapters again.. do you see your missing Network Adapter shown now? If it still does not show, it could be a bad network card or even a card that has become loose, so you may have to consider a USB Network Adapter. Good Luck

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Hello,

have Windows Vista Business and a broadband internet connection. I am also using a Netgear DG834G router. I have had it working previously, but recently however I cannot seem to connect to the internet via the router. I can connect to the network but then recieve the "explorer cannot display the webpage" piece.

I have tried resetting the router. Is there a particular configuration that will get it to work?

Anyone's help is much appreciated -i want my ps3 wireless back!

Tom

Answer:Wireless Internet Connection Issue

Did the router come with any software?
If it didnt you may want to go to the venders website, you may have to insert your Isp information back into it, eg: Username , password , Email Adress

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Dear sir,

I have formated my pc and installed the new windows xp but i cannot browse the sites other than home page and the network is connected already can be seen.
 

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My wireless connection to my internet just stopped working. I have no idea why.

I noticed my VAIO Smart network wireless switch is not cut on.

When I open up the VAIO smart network to cut on the WI FI(that is current showed as dis connected, every time that I click the on switch or any switch in the Manuel a little box pops up and says "Turn the WIRELESS switch on the VAIO to ON and then try again".

Any ideas how to fix this and/or get my wireless connection back working again?
 

Answer:Wireless Internet Connection Issue

Try cleaning out and reloading the driver software.

If that doesn't work and you don't want to spend a lot of time the easiest thing to do is to get a really small USB wifi for $10. They are so small that you can just leave them plugged in, only downside is you "lose" a USB port, but if you are like me then you aren't using them all anyways.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=13C3QAVRA79F1R2PTTNC
 

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Hello all.... My sons lenovo thinkpad edge 019923U suddenly can not find any wireless networks. Everyone else in the house is on the wireless fine...but his will not see any networks at all. Internet works on the wired connection just fine. Have updated drivers from here but don't really know what I am doing. There is an issue in device manager in "other devices" "network controller" and just under that"unknown device" both have "yellow !" posted by them. Anyone have any Ideas? He is only 8 so not sure if he got a virus or deleted something or what??? Also the 'fn' key does not work with any of the function keys. I have been on this forum for hours trying to find anything but not sure what I should do. Thanks for any help!!V













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Answer:Newb with a wireless internet issue...

run system update its in the start menu in the thinkvantage folder that should find the missing drivers if you don't have it its here http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkvantage_en/systemupdate40-2011-02-18.exe





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Prerequisites:
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 (No pending updates)
Drivers up-to-date
Linksys AE2500 wireless adapter

I find that my current issue may be a tad odd because I haven't been able to find a similar issue in any search, so I come to you guys in hopes that someone has heard of or experienced it before.

After a few minutes of use, if I were to disconnect my computer from my wireless internet (either by removing the usb adapter or disconnecting through the network center) and attempt to reconnect immediately afterwards, the network and sharing center will no longer respond to my input. Clicking the internet icon on the taskbar will do nothing nor will going through the control panel and attempting to click "connect to network" afford any results. Restarting explorer doesn't seem to fix anything and the only solution I've found is rebooting the system entirely. I've fallen for the idea that my installation my be fubar but I'm hoping there's a simpler solution than that.

The only troubleshooting I've attempted is the sfc command which didn't find anything. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Reconnecting to wireless internet issue

Does this issue arise if left alone? If not, do you need to be able to remove the USB adapter?

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Good morning folks, hoping for some advice if possible please.Strange issue has occurred 2 nights ago. I have desktop pc in my home office (XP Pro) connected via ethernet cable to Netgear router and cable modem (Virgin cable ISP), all having worked seamlessly for the past few years. Suddenly lost internet on the pc only. Using wifi on my phone or laptop in the house still provides perfect internet access, so doesn't appear to be an issue with data supply, modem or router only the desktop. Did all the usual stuff, ran full scan with AVG free, Malwarebytes and Spybot... all came up clean as a whistle not a single issue identified. Did a system restore last night to the day before the problem started.... still no joy.All I get is browser opens but cannot load a web page either in IE or Opera (Both latest updates)Any suggestions folks?I'm at work right now, but looking for ideas to try tonight when I get home.Cheers

Answer:Internet issue. Wireless OK, ethernet not

Try another cable perhaps?

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In one corner of my home, there seems to be an unexplainable occurence with my wireless Internet connection. No matter what computer I use (I've even used my Smartphone), I show full bars for connectivity but Internet pages won't load. The icon just spins and spins. When that happens (and it happens intermittently), if I move the computer 10 feet away, the pages immediately load. What kind of interference can be causing this??? The location is a street-front room off the kitchen. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Mysterious Wireless Internet Issue

It could be anything , wall construction, metal , etc and whats also in between , copper , water tanks - very difficult to give an answer
 

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Hello all,

I have a little delimma. I have a cable modem which is connected to a Linksys wireless router. 802.11G

I have configured my wireless router to allow for multiple user access (5 to be exact). My desktop (which I'm writing from now) can access the internet all day long no problems.

However, when I try to access the internet through my Laptop (Sony Viao), I am having issues.

I know that it has to be something related to my laptop specifically, because my friends can come over and (with key) can access my network connection with no problems.

I can see the icon in the sys tray showing the little red x. I right click to view wireless networks...I see mine because I'm broadcasting my SSID, I have encrypted the network and I have manually entered my WEP key to connect to my network but its a NO-GO.

My wireless card adapter on my laptop is internal and is powered through an on/off switch on the laptop (which I have on).

I have tried repairing the connection by right-clicking the connection icon and choose repair. I have tried to connect by clicking on the connect option in the network list view and manually entering my WEP key. But it just goes and goes and never connects.

I have also tried ipconfig /release and /renew BUT, when I do that, I see that my media state says Media disconnected? I'm pretty sure it says that because I have a connection that I use sometimes at work that requires me to use a physical cable connection. It sh... Read more

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this is really urgent, I have a whole project due tomorrow worth 30% of my course grade!

Background Info:
I go to school today, bring my laptop. I had something to show my class online. Turns out, the schools wireless is down. So, my teachers told me to unplug the blue cord from one of the school's PC's and plug it into my laptop. I've never done this before. So, we tried that. And my laptop wouldn't connect, we thought it could have been because of the schools privacy settings or something.
I brought my laptop home and went to go on my usual at home wireless, mines called THORNTON, my last name. It connected automatically, but it says "Access: Local Only"... it works if I use the cord, but I need to be wireless, I can't use the cord.
Any tips would be appreciated! Maybe even if someone told me how to go back to my defult/factory settings?! maybe it would work then?

Laptop Info:
Acer ASPIRE 5516
Windows Vista
my thinger is a Linksys. \

THANKYOU SO MUCH
 

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Now if I wired my laptop to my modem then I would not have a problem with my internet connection. But since the modem is like 30 feet away, I tend to just go wireless. Now I used to have Windows Vista Home Premium before I installed Windows 7 RC 7100 and my wireless connection was perfect. But now it would cut off after the first couple minutes and I would have to reboot my laptop to get my connection back.

On my Device Manager > Network Adapter, I have Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter so I suppose that is my issue. I already went into my services.msc and made my WLAN Autoconfig to start Automatically.

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Quote: Originally Posted by SYST3M4T1C


Now if I wired my laptop to my modem then I would not have a problem with my internet connection. But since the modem is like 30 feet away, I tend to just go wireless. Now I used to have Windows Vista Home Premium before I installed Windows 7 RC 7100 and my wireless connection was perfect. But now it would cut off after the first couple minutes and I would have to reboot my laptop to get my connection back.

On my Device Manager > Network Adapter, I have Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter so I suppose that is my issue. I already went into my services.msc and made my WLAN Autoconfig to start Automatically.


good idea two things i can think of is broadcom driver and disabling ip6 in router. is this 32bit and whats the router make and model?

Ken

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I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC, but I cannot connect to the Internet even though I've tried almost everything. My connection is there but i can't press the connect button and it's very frustrating. I am very new. Can someone help please?

Answer:Windows 7 Wireless Internet Connection Issue

Please edit your image links - you've linked to the thumbnails instead of the large images. Also, please update your system specs - the link is in my signature. We need to know what hardware you have, so we can figure out what the problem may be. Make sure you put your wifi hardware in there, too.

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Whats good everyone, I got an issue with my home wireless that can't be fixed by the morons at tech support. It seems they transfer me to different support so they don't have to deal with me. Anyways, I have one desktop in my home. I use At&t, connected to a Belkin wireless router. I use a USB plugin for my wireless receiver. My girlfriend or daughter (I blame them because it's easier) did something, and the connection is...messed up. I have connection to the internet, but it seems that the connection is lost and than found again almost every 5 minutes. Anything I do that is streaming, such as youtube videos or downloading from Limewire, and if I open a web page is affected. Videos and streaming music stop from 5 seconds to 2 mins of playing, and I have to keep refreshing to watch those 5 seconds or 2 mins again. Also, I'm a private security consultant for small business or morons who are worried about their home security, and my connection is needed for when I review videos they send me or anything else. This is a major issue to me for my work, or my enjoyment with music and downloads. Please help?
 

Answer:Desktop wireless internet connection issue

I have no other computers. And I cannot connect the cp directly to the modem because the layout of my apartment does not allow the modem and phone line to be in the same distance as the cp.
 

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Currently running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit on an HP computer purchased several months ago.
 
The Wireless Network Connection Status popup window Activity shows the following:
Bytes Sent:        28,853,819
Bytes Received:  8,155,502
 
What is causing the high number of bytes being sent, and where are they going?
 
Thanks in advance for any assistance in resolving this issue.
 
JohnPaulHelp
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Answer:Wireless Network or Internet Activity Issue

Is this soon after you turn on the machine? If not, this is perfectly normal behaviour.

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So,

First issue that is continues is that my internet keeps cutting off and it will not display any networks to connect to, I either have to hibernate and turn it on again or reboot the whole laptop.

Second issue is the blue screen of death which said 'Memory_Management'

Help would be appreciated

Answer:Blue Screen+Wireless Internet Issue

Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Hello,

Below is a Hijack this log and I'm hoping you can help. Laptop lost wireless internet ability and now returns a access denied on some changes when I use a modified start up choice. Thanks for your help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:22:30 PM, on 2/13/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
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Answer:Laptop wireless internet driver issue??

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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I am trying to troubleshoot an internet connection issue with my dell desktop pc running XP connected to a Westell 7500 DSL router/modem and my fiber ISP enGenious wireless router. I am a novice at networking as well.

Dell
Windows XP
No Wireless NIC card
Windows Firewall Disabled
hardwired to Westell 7500 DSL wireless router/modem (obtained when I had Verizon DSL)
WEP/WPA

Fiber Wireless Router: enGenious 300mbps N
WPS w/ Firewall

I currently have my HP Laptop connected to wireless fiber internet via the enGenious router and have verified the connection.

I have my Dell desktop in the same room that I would like to connect to the Westell 7500 router and access the wireless internet/network from the enGenious wireless router but I am having issues doing so. I have logged into the Westell router's configuration via http://192.168.1.1 and configured the simple set up with the same SSID and WPS pin from my fiber internet connection on the enGenious router. But it is unable to find and connect to the enGenious router. The Westell router IP is in a different starting address than the enGenious' router IP.

Do I need to assign a static IP to the Westell router that is within the DHCP address range of the enGenious router? Is this a firewall issue?

I have not configured any settings in the enGenious router as of yet. Any help would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks
 

Answer:Internet Connection Issue Between 2 Wireless Routers

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I have a computer called a "Titan Krypt" AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.00GHz Quad Core DDR3 System bought from Overclockers just over a year ago. I am running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium which I just reinstalled so its the only thing on the machine. I was using a wireless dongle by CISCO LINKSYS (WUSB100 ver.2) and everything was fine. Then I moved house, although I could see the wireless network I could never really connect and if I could only for a short while and really slow. I have since moved house twice more and been through several ISP and routers. The CPU seems to connect to the internet intermittently as in for 10 secs every minute or two. Several other computers in the house I have lived in can connect with no problems. I have tried to update drivers and install AVG (payed version). None of this helped so I bought a new wireless dongle by NETGEAR (WNDA3100) and for a short time everything worked perfectly. Then the old problems started to occur. I used to get error messages from diagnostics about DNS issues. Now I only get either/both network cable is damaged or unplugged and cannot find default gateway. Sometimes it just comes up with cannot connect. My speed varies from nothing up to about 20 mbps. I have good signal strength. I have taken the sides off the CPU and checked all wires are secured properly. There does not appear to be any physical damage (although I do not know precisely where to look). If anyone could give me some advice on how to fix thi... Read more

Answer:Unknown wireless internet connectivity issue

You tell us the dongle but not the router, are you connecting 2.4 Ghz and on what channel, is the router placed close to a cordless phone base (10ft) or on an outside wall, next to a window...

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Hello all,

I have a problem which I have not encountered before. I received a new wireless internet adapter, a Netgear WG 111T. I attempted to install the wireless adapter but had a problem with the installation which it would constantly connect and disconnect from the router. After attempting to find the problem, I decided to ditch the installation and go back to my old wireless internet adapter, a TP-Link WN 620G. My computer would then no longer recognize this adapter.

I then tried to system restore my computer back to an older date, but had no luck. After selecting dates from as short as a day back to as long as two weeks back, I decided to uninstall the driver and program which came with the Netgear adapter. I then tried the TP-Link adapter again and it would still not recognize the adapter. I then uninstalled the driver and program which came with this adapter and reinstalled it. My computer now recognizes the adapter but I am now getting the problem which I had gotten from the Netgear adapter, it will continuously attempt to connect the internet (acquiring network address.)

After reading multiple threads on here and trying the different solutions on there, I decided to make m own thread.

Here is some info which might be useful in solving my problem:

Internet Provider: SBC Global/AT&T
Internet Modem: Siemens Speed Streem 4100
Internet Router: Netgear WGT 624 v3

I have gone through the administrative tools and made sure that everything was started that JohnWi... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wireless Internet Connection Issue

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Not at all sure this is a Lenovo X220 issue (win 7- 64bit), but I'm having the following problem with my 1tb WD My Passport Essential SE USB 3.0 external drive: It works fine when plugged into the USB 3.0 port.  However, if I safely eject it, and use it in a USB 2.0 port, it will not be recognized if I go back to the USB 3.0 port.  I can usely get it working again in USB 3.0 mode if I reboot. (I have two of these external drives, and the behavior is identical for both of them). I've tried lots of different things, but still can't solve this issue.  Are there any newer USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 7, or for the X220, that I should be installing?  The only one I see for USB 3.0 on the Lenovo site is for the Nec controller. Again - not saying this is a Lenovo issue, but I don't have another computer with USB 3.0, so I was hoping people might be able to tell me about their experience with USB 3.0 and the X220.  Thank you.

Answer:X220 - USB 3.0 issue

I updated the USB 3 drivers from Lenovo - even tried a later version from Renesas, but no resolution of the issue. Would be interested if anyone else out there is running USB 3 external drives in their X220 - if so, have you ever used the same drive in a USB 2 port? Thanks.

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Hi All, I have a Lenovo T510 laptop with Windows 7. Network Adapter: Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN with driver version 13.2.0.30. I'm facing seroius issue in connecting to wireless at home, i'm able to connect to wireless at office and friends place. Wireless netwroks are detected and i can connect to wirless by passing the key. And the status is shown and connected but no internet access. Please help me with in getting this resolved. ThanksPavan K













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Answer:T510 - Wireless Issue - Connects to LAN but No Internet Access

Your home LAN must have Internet access. In order to connect to it, you probably have to enter your home Internet access code. Do other computers at home have Internet access?

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Hi

I have been given an old(ish) Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC by a friend and whilst it appears to connect to my Belkin wireless router it cannot connect to the internet. My wireless network is located by the notebook but there is a red X between the "unidentified network" and the internet symbol.

I have tried to connect before and after reformatting the notebook but to no avail. I have looked at a number of threads here and tried a few things suggested for other people with a similar issue but nothing works. I have restarted the router numerous times as well but still no luck.

The PC I am using to post this is connected via the same router and is working fine so what am I doing wrong?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also not sure how to network the notebook and this PC as well.

Cheers T
 

Answer:Wireless/ internet connection issue with Compaq presario

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Hello,

First time poster, long time browser, bear with me as this is a little long but I think I got a really unique one going on here. Before I get into it, My system is a custom built rig running Windows XP on an Athlon 4000. I'm not the most computer savvy but in my device manager it says that I have a Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller as well as a NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller for network adapters. For wireless I run a NETGEAR WG11v2 56Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 adapter.

I live in a house with 13 people and our internet is set on comcast broadband (Cable I believe) that runs through the entire house and has some centrally located mega router thing as well. The guy in the room next to me runs wireless from his room so that he can do work outdoors weather permitting. I had not even plugged in the wireless until today and had been running the hard line out from the wall into my computer.

Here's what happened. My computer had been left on for a few days and was starting to run slow so I went to run a restart. Prior to this I did not have any wireless going. When it rebooted it would get stuck "acquiring network address" for the LAN. There were two LAN's in the network connections, one for the nVidia and one for the Marvell controller I believe. When I try to repair it says it can not renew the IP address. I plugged in the USB wireless and it was appearing to have the same issue. Looking around for some advice I uninstalled ... Read more

Answer:Odd Internet Connection Issue- Wireless works/Lan Doesn't

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Hello everyone,

I'm having an issue connecting to my wireless network with my computer. Things were working fine until a few weeks ago when the wifi on my computer stopped connecting; now I can only get internet through a wired connection (although the fact I can do this is strange to me). My rooommate is not having any issues with the wireless whatsoever. I have a fairly new acer aspire s7 which has no difficulties connecting to any other wireless network while I am at campus or have gone home for the weekend. I'm at a loss as to how to fix this issue as it has become impossible to do any form of research while I am at home. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-Jay
 

Answer:Laptop issue connecting to wireless internet but connects w/ LAN

Posibilities are your wireless signal is not in range or the wireless router is full of user who are connected to it, or it surpasses the user's limit.. how many user's has wifi connected to the wireless router?
 

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Current I've several x220 laptops in my company, when I wish to reinstall windows from USB flash drive, I found that all laptops are failed to detect the drive in BIOS. I check the USB boot option was enabled and the drive and boot from other desktop or laptops I've also tried to update the BIOS to latest version but still in vain. But it can boot from some other USB flash drives (not all..?) Is there any I can solve it?

Answer:X220 boot from USB issue

Current I've several x220 laptops in my company and a new Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64G (SDCZ80-064G)usb flash drive. When I wish to reinstall windows (or boot) from this USB flash drive, I found that all laptops are failed to detect the drive in BIOS. I check the USB boot option was enabled and it didn't include inside the list pressing F12. I've tested the flash drive can boot from other desktop or laptops but only failed in this combination. I've also tried to update the BIOS to latest version but still in vain.  Is there any method that I can solve it? Besides, why I can't download the drivers according to the laptop P/N? My laptops' P/N are 4268-PE9. Thanks a lot

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Hello, I have a 802.11n issue that drives me crazy..My X220 with 6205n Wifi adapter cannot connect to the router in N mode. The router is a huawei HG655b, using WPA2-PSK/AES. All my other computers at home can connect in N mode, but the X200.It only connects in b and g modes, as soon as I swith the X220 adapter's N mode on from device manager, it disconnects. I have updated the Wifi driver to the last version from Lenovo site, I have changed Power options on both battery and Ac to maximum performance for Wifi...what else could it be? An incompatibility with the router?













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Answer:x220 Wifi 802.11n issue

@dtancu,Try changing your router to broadcast N mode only and see if it helps.//JameZ

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I recently transferred a large amount of files from a USB3.0 capable portable HDD and a superspeed USB3.0 cable. When plugged into the USB3.0 slot on my notebook, the transfer rate was shown as only 48MB/s instead of the theoretical 5GB/s. I tried plugging into the 2.0 slot on my notebook, and the transfer rate was shown as 36MB/s. Any idea what could be the problem here?













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Answer:X220 USB 3.0 speed issue

The theoretical speed is if both ends are able to sustain that speed. At best, a spinning hard drive will provide up to 60MB/s-120MB/s under sequential reads, and up to 0.5MB/s-1.1MB/s under random reads. Hence, the USB 3.0 bandwidth will not be fully saturated.
 
Use HD Tune's trial and run a benchmark on the drive while attached to the USB 3.0 port.

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My hotkey for wireless seems to leave out blue tooth altogether and only gives me an option for 802.11 wireless radio. I have the small blue tooth LED light, but not once have seen it work, or seen bluetooth options on my computer. Any input would be helpful!













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Answer:Another Bluetooth x220 issue?

Hi,
 
Could you please check whether Bluetooth is enabled in BIOS?
 
Tap F1 while starting the system to get into BIOS. Under security tab, select I/O port access. Enable Bluetooth and check if Bluetooth is showing up in device manager. Also, check if you are able to find Bluetooth radios in device manager.
 
Post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hello, I have been having an issue with my X220 freezing. This tends to happen relatively randomly, however I have noticed it more frequently under these specific circumstances:Plugging in the computerUnplugging the computerWhen there is a shift in the speed of the fanThis is not to say that the computer always freezes under these conditions, but this is when I tend to notice it most. To describe the issue further, when I mean that the computer freezes, the screen locks up and I cannot move the mouse with either thre trackpoint or pad. I cannot use the keyboard either, with neither esc, cntrl-alt-del or any other combination of buttons functioning to make the computer come back to normal. The only way I can "resolve" the issue is by doing a forced restart my holding down the power button. After it restarts, it is fine, at least until another freeze. Another issue that I've had that may be related is that for a while when I closed the lid of the computer to put it to sleep, the computer would shut down. I've checked all of my settings regarding power management and what the computer should do when the lid is closed, and it was always set to put the computer to sleep when the lid was closed, so that is not the issue. As a temporary solution I've now changed that setting to have the computer go into hibernation when the lid is closed, which does not cause shut downs, but it is obviously less desireable than just having the computer go to sleep. I called Lenov... Read more

Answer:X220 freezing issue

hey mctagga9,just curious to know, have you done a full system update of your x220 ?if you have not, kindly do so. If you have updated your unit, could you access msconfig and use diagnostic startup.this mode will make windows load only windows driver. by doing so, you can check if the problem stems from a non-windows driver or something else.





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Hi there I have a X220; which I've been using fine for about one year and wireless was working fine. I've just had to re-install Windows 7 Professional. Since the re-install, I have no wireless at all.... and yes, the external switch is on.- No adaptor in Windows.- No light on the front panel (bluetooth light is there).If I turn the external switch off and on, bluetooth turns off and on, but nothing from wireless.Any ideas as what the problem may be? Thanks in advance for any help.













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Answer:X220 - No wireless.

why did you reinstall the OS? was there a specific problem? when was the last time you used the wireless?Have you changed any security settings in the BIOS lately? Dropped the machine?

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Hii, I bought a thinkpad x220 last october with the IPS display. Since last month, I noticed a bright pixel(may be two) on a white background.Furthermore, the borders were  bright on a black background. ... I saw other posts with similar problems so I thought of sending it to the depo After I sent it to the depo for a possible repair/replacement...   someone from lenovo calls me that they cannot replace the screeen and that I have two choices either to pay 750$( !!!!) for the screen or take the old screen as it is ... Now it makes me really doubt the whole 1 year warranty system ..  I tried calling the number but these people confuse me even further ..redirecting me from one person to another or just keeping me on hold for really long .. .Today the status information centre told me  they are saying that the motherboard is being replaced but nothing is mentioned about the IPS I was wondering if someone has had similar issues with the IPS and what did they do to resolve it .. .













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Answer:x220 IPS bright pixel issue HELP!!!!

hey mvikkk,welcome to the forums.As per this page >> http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-69856"If your LCD has 2 or less visible defective pixels, it should not be considered faulty. However, if your LCD has 3 or more visible defective pixels, it will be deemed as defective by Lenovo and is replaceable upon request, if within the warranty period."





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My laptop screen has developed a vertical grey band about 10cm wide which starts very light but as I leave the laptop switched on gets increasingly dark and when dark I can see effectively a shadow of a previous image on the screen, making it very difficult to read. I'm concerned that it may not simply be a screen replacement issue as there seems some comment that it may be a connector cable issue.  Any ideas?

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Hi I recently flashed my BIOS (going from 1.26 -> 1.31) prior to installing Windows 7 x64 on a new SSD on my X220. The BIOS update seemed to work OK (I used the lenovo Windows utility to do it), but now I can't save any changes to any BIOS settings. I also cannot reset to defaults - I can't even select some options in the BIOS (e.g. anything to do with UEFI) - the cursor just skips over the lines on screen - and those I can select don't respond to any changes I try to make. I don't get any errors either in BIOS or in Windows, and my X220 boots OK, but obviously there's something wrong there. After updating the BIOS, I installed the SSD (a Samsung 830) and installed Windows on it - all this worked OK although I was planning to switch to UEFI for the new install and couldn't do so because the BIOS is now uneditable. Everything in Windows seems to work OK. I've tried re-running the BIOS utility but it reports that the BIOS is up to date and it won't re-apply the current update.  I've checked to see if anyone else has reported this issue here, and found a few reports with similar issues but different situations (e.g. people running Linux rather than Windows, or Wifi not working after the update) - but not this issue exactly. I'm wondering if this will fix itself when a new BIOS version is released and applied - if that's likely, I'm happy to wait until then (so long as nothing breaks in the meantime). I'd rather do that than pull the CMOS battery ... Read more

Answer:X220 BIOS Update issue

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please try updating the Bios using bios.bak file which is created during bios update .
You need to locate the bios file folder on c drive  , then find bios.bak   rename  it with FLASHABLNew.ROM
And click on winplash.exe ,  use Browse  option  to " Specify new Bios file "  and select FLASHABLNew.ROM
Then click on flash bios  , it will flash a message that the bios you are trying to update is older than current version , Press Yes to continue
Press Yes , If every thing goes well , your system will restart and you will have your old bios were you can modify or change any option
Now delete the folder which has the latest bios
Download the latest bios and try to flash to check if you are able to modify or change any option under Bios
  Hope This HelpsCheers!!!
 
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I've played youtube video w/ chromium on xubuntu 16.04, pressed pause while being in fullscreen mod and closed the lid as usually. When I opened it, everything ran very slowly, all animations were stuttering, exhaust air was pretty hot, fan spinned at full speed, but there was less than 8% CPU load and 1 GB of RAM used.What I tried already: rebooting, taking out and putting back the battery, loading previous kernel version from grub menu. Then I swapped ssd with another laptop in house, which had windows 7 and xubuntu dualboot. Both systems ran slowly on x220, and xubuntu from x220 ran good on other laptop, so my conclusion was: there's a hardware problem with x220. Then I turned off Intel SpeedStep and CPU power management features in bios and turned on again, nothing changed. I put back ssd with xubuntu in x220 and ran dmesg console utility, this is what output looks like: https://pastebin.com/YREFCZQZ but I can't make any decision from this data. What should I do next to deal with this problem?

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Hi,i just think that fan pulsing issue maybe needs new thread here because some major problems  pointed here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-fan-constantly-on-revving-up-and-down/td-... are with new bios (1.16) solved. So, as many user may experience - thinkpad x220i (i3), but also other x220 series have this fan pulsing problem. If you put your ear at the fan area you could notice every 3-4 sec some sort of pulsing/beating. This pulsing is gone between 1954-1972 RPMs by my x220, but at all other RPMs i can hear it, or even feall it with my hand on keyboard.I uploaded the sound of this pulsing fan here:http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/110463-X220-Serie?p=1092014&viewfull=1#post1092014 You can hear it with headphones an 100% Volume. Hopefully we get this problem solved...   













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Answer:X220 - fan pulsing/beating issue...

Duplicate thread locked.
 
Duplicating threads splits the discussion.
 
Thanks for understanding.

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I tried to download the adapter driver for my ethernet cable to work: http://support.lenovo.com/en_SE/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019204 but for some reason, it does not install, or if it says it does install, the connection/ adapter still doesn't work (has the exclamation point in device manager).  I tried uninstalling the network connection adapter, then downloading and installing the driver, and then rebooting and it still does not work.  What can I do?  I have the X220 and have experienced many such problems, but this seems to be the most frustrating. Thanks very much.

Answer:Ethernet connection issue for X220

hey sarika116,try uninstalling the ethernet drivers via Device Manager.let windows install its generic drivers. restart your unit.go back to Device Manager and check if the ( ! ) is still there. test your ethernet and see if it works.later, reinstall the driver from the link above.





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My manager uses the offline files feature quite a lot and now she has moved to an X220 with Win 7 Pro 64-bit, however some days when she logs in she notices the sync icon isn't in the tray. When you go into offline files it says its enable but not active a restart will activate it. However rebooting leads to the same thing, instead I go into the services page and find that although set to auto the offline file service is not running, I click start and it kicks back into life. Now I have viewed the event viewer from when the computer starts and the Offline file service first starts then gchanges state to auto (delayed) then changes back to auto before finally saying that the service has stopped. All of these are info events as opposed to error or warning events. I know some services don't run even when set to auto as they are not needed however without offfline files service running no syncing is done and you also lose the "Always available offline" option when you right click a folder/file. If anyone has any ideas as to whyt the service is stopping that would be great. Mark

Answer:X220 and Offline Files issue.

It is caused by a bug in "RapidBoot" which is software that Lenovo preloads.  You can either (a) uninstall RapidBoot or (b) upgrade to the latest version which fixes this bug.  I recommend (a) - you won't miss RapidBoot by uninstalling it.  Sorry for your inconvenience.

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Hi, everybody! I have I strange problem. My ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software was working fine a few days ago until I had to uninstall the software. I had to uninstall it because my x200 had a motherboard problem and went to service. Meanwhile I used the HDD with another notebook. That's why I had to remove the fingerprint software. I got my x220 back and I tried to install the fingerprint (along with all other software and drivers) software, but I'm getting this message and the installation stops: You have currently installed another version of fingerprint software. Please, uninstall your existing software before running this installation. Actually, there's no sign left from the fingerprint software. I removed it via the Programs and Features menu, I entered BIOS, removed all the fingerprint data from the new motherboard (although I believe that was not quite necessary since it's a brand-new motherboard). All other drivers and software installed fine, without any problem. Has someone else encountered a similar problem? I'd appreciate it very much if you help me somehow.Thanks!

Answer:x220 fingerprint software issue

Hi
 
Please refer the below link which has complete info about Finger Print Reader
You will find detailed instructions on enabling or disabling the Finger Print Reader
 
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-59650
 
 
You need to reinstall the Finger Print Software & Drivers
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-77280
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!

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Hi, since two days the Window system SOMETIMES no long detects the wifi card but only the network card (ethernet) and bluetooth module.How can I be sure the problem is ihnerent the mini pci wlan card and not due a (win) system issue ?  For an eventual hardware replacement... Thanks.Regards, Stefano.

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My X220 doesn't seem to detect headphones properly.  Sound comes out of them instead of the internal speakers, but the audio mixer still shows the device connected as "speakers."  My old laptop could detect when headphones are plugged in and kept separate volume levels for headphones vs internal speakers, should the X220 be able to do this? I'm running Windows 7 on an i5-2520M with 8GB RAM.













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Answer:X220 Headphone Detection issue

Actually this made me curious, so I checked out my X220, and indeed it worked like you described. However, I found a way to change that to provide the effect you're looking for. In Control Panel, click the Smart Audio icon. This will bring up the Smart Audio panel. Click Audio Director, one of the bottom icons. This brings up two choices, Classic & Multi-Stream. Changing to Multi-Stream recognizes the headphones when plugged in, and indeed maintains a different volume level. Hope that works for you!

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Hi everyone,  I have a problem with the wi fi connection in my laptop, the computer doesent read the wirelees divise. when I click Fn F5 all I can see is the bluetooth adapter, no wifi adapter to turn on or off, this have been happening reacently, yesterday I downloaded the drivers and nothing, then I restarted the computer several times and it began to work again but after I put the laptop in stand by the problem came back again, now im using a datacard to connect to the internet. Thank you for your help.

Answer:Thinkpas X220 Wi Fi connectivity issue

Hi,it seems I have the similar issue with my x220 and wifi card Intel Centrino 1000 - sometimes after laptop resumes from sleep wifi card disapears not only from control window after Fn+F5 pressing, but from Device Manager.I think it's a power management driver related issue but can't explain why. Or some tool from Hotkey Features Integration package doesn't work properly. I've noticed several times at this moment monitor driver (in Device Manager too) didn't work also.But the biggest and the most trouble is laptop can't be rebooted or turned off correctly - every time when wifi adapter disapears after 5-7 minutes of tasks closing I get a BSOD with Power Management error message. Of course, wifi adapter works correctly after laptop turning on.And another one trouble - after I've deleted Access Connections wireless devices control window (after Fn+F5) can't be opened with error message. What I did?1. delete and reinstall Hotkey and PM driver manually. No effect.2. delete Hotkey and PM driver, reinstall them using System Update. No effect.These issues are very unpleasant but I don't want to revert laptop to the factory stage.x220, win7pro 64 bit, bios 1.19, drivers and OS updates are up to date.

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Hi, For few weeks now, I have been experiencing a very frustrating battery issue with my X220. Usually I put my laptop in hibernation while there is still a good battery capacity (70-80%) at night (or before going to work). On the next day, when restarting the laptop, both Power manager and the windows gauge are indicating close to the same percentage as just before it was stopped the night before. Then after a random time, ranging from few minutes to a hour or so, windows will notify me that the battery is at a critical level of charge (6%) while just before both Power manager and windows indicator were showing something like 60% remaining. At that point windows shows 6% while power manager still shows the previous level of charge (let say 60%). After few minutes, Power manager indicator goes all to 6% and then the PC hibernates.  I think that my issue appeared after I updated Power manager, I reinstalled it including its driver with no luck...I am now performing a battery reset to see if it helps. I read several other posts regarding similar issues on the lenovo forums, it was suggested that some battery cells might been faulty and that a battery swap might solve the problem. However, as far as I read, it seems that people who performed a battery swap were still experiencing the issue. I wanted to know if there were any know fix for this battery issue or at least what steps I should be taking to investigate/debug this issue? ... Read more

Answer:Battery issue (6-cells) with my X220

To get the obvious out of the way, when your battery life suddenly drops off, are you watching YouTube or surfing Flash-heavy web sites? Yeah, a sudden drop-off in indicated battery life sounds like a driver issue, so I dunno...maybe you could try rolling back the battery driver or Power Manager. (There's a way to roll back the driver via Windows Device Manager, right? Just make sure you don't uninstall the driver through Windows; there should be a button to click for "roll back driver.") I suggest making regular full-system-image backups of your X220 while you're working on the drivers. With my old x100e, I got myself into trouble after uninstalling AMD Catalyst Controller, and it just refused to reinstall. Do you think like...a battery calibration would work? Go into Power Manager, Advanced, then Global Settings. Go to the battery low/critical section and click the box that says "do nothing" for when low and critical are reached. Power Manager will force the computer to run, even though the battery will broadcast a 0% level remaining. (And just to be safe, run the calibration with everything closed, use Power Manager to set the CPU to "low," and set a video looping in WMP or something like that, at brightness 11 of 15.)  It's not too healthy for the battery (to deep discharge), but if you get 3-6 hours in that test, it'll be safe to say the problem's in the software, either something hogging CPU power or a driver issue. I've done it a bunch of times, but... Read more

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Hi,I have upgraded from WIN 7 prof. to WIN 10.My network adapter is                                      Intel centrino Advanced - N 6205 and I have a Netgear Wifi repeater in use, with Fritzbox 7490. I can connect to the Wifi repeater, but not directly to my fritzbox any more, even when I try the connection very close to the Fritzbox router. The message is 'Keine Verbindung mit diesem Netzwerk möglich' (Cannot connect to ths network) I tried the former driver for this N 6205 dated 6.1.15, but without change. The latest driver is dated 30.4.15. What may be the case?     













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Answer:X220 WIN 10 Wireless LAN Problem

 
Welcome to the forum!
 
Do you have a VPN or AV program installed?
 
If so, you might see this article from Microsoft and see if it helps.
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3084164
 
Best regards,
 
Mark
 
 

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Hi folks,I just have bought a used x220 model 4291. it comes without recovery dvd, so I want to format it and reinstall  fresh  windows 7 64. After the installation I cannot find on lenovo support site the right wireless driver.They say it's a Intel 802.11agn wireless but the sistem seems don't recognize it.Does anyone know the right driver for this model?and...I see a SKT5 slot near the battery, is this model equipped with 3g modem?thank u 

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I have a rather strange problem. I have a ThinkPad X220 running Windows 7-64 bit. I use a wireless Enhanced USB Keyboard. Normally,I use the X220 in a docking station in homes in London and Boston. Here's the sequence: Sep-16: Boston: Everything running normally when I head away for the weekend.Sep-18: Boston: Return to Boston. The wireless keyboard/mouse no longer works properly. The Windows key doesn't respond, when a dialogue box is opened (for anything) the cursor flashes always to the right button (usually cancel). You can use the mouse to get the Start Menu and select a program, but they arrow keys do not work nor do the letter keys. It feels like some kind of USB conflict. But maybe the cleaner damaged the keyboard. Until I return to London I use it without the dock.Sep-21: London: Returned to London expecting things to work normally. They don't: exactly the same problem. I uninstall and reinstall the driver and software. No change. I order one of the newer Ultraslim keyboards to see if that will work.Sep-23: London: New keyboard arrives. No difference; exactly the same behavior. I then try plugging the original keyboard's dongle in when the computer is out of the docking station. Now the wireless keyboard works fine. No problems. I return the X220 to the docking station and the problems return. Hmmn. I open the cover of the X220 a bit;the display lights up. I switch to the large display driven by the dockin station adn try the keyboard. It works fine. S... Read more

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Hi guys, I just bought lenovo thinkpad t410 before 2 month ago. Now i got very wired problem when i turn on computer every time internet connection is not appear and when i troubleshoot the problem with windows than they end up with this error"wireless adapter or access point problem" . I am not sure why this happend?  When i repair everything than it will only work for 10 min than it disappear again with the same error. Also when i get a conenction for 10 min than macfee firewall is blocking internet when i ping my ip everything works but when i went to browser nothing is open. So recap i got 2 problem1.  "wireless adapter or access point problem"2. Macfee firewall block the internet even if i add everything in port list. Could anyone help me out ? i am using windows 7 professional with 64 bit operating system. Thanks guys

Answer:Internet connection issue (wireless adapter or access point problem)

the wireless issue maybe your wireless card , I had one that did that lenovo replaced it, so you might want to call support for that . for macfee I never used it but there should be some setting that you can change





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I purchased this unit June 2012, following update recommendations through Lenovo Solution Center since that date.  BIOS 1.33.  Recently installed Crucial 256gb mSATA SSD.  TrackPoint and TrackPad worked fine until yesterday.  I also use a Lenovo Bluetooth mouse, purchased three months ago, and all three forms of GUI cursor navigation worked fine until yesterday.  I used a wired USB mouse to navigate while (1) uninstalling and reinstalling the Bluetooth mouse drivers. (2) I found a thread on this site that spoke of disabling and re-enabling the TrackPoint and the TrackPad in the BIOS.  When both are enabled, neither works.  When the TrackPad is disabled, the TrackPoint works.  When the TrackPoint is enabled and the TrackPad remains enabled, nothing works.  I have uninstalled the UltraNav drivers and installed the current Synaptics driver (from their site), 16.2.21.0 dated 10/26/2012.  I then alternatively disabled and enabled TrackPoint and TrackPad in BIOS as above, and the result is the same. I've deleted the driver subdirectory that contains the UltraNav driver.  I did that before installing the Synaptics driver.  When I use Lenovo Solutions to search for updates, it asks me to download Synaptics UltraNav driver 16.2.5.0, which I then download and installed.  fn-f8, however, says that both TrackPoint and TrackPad must be enabled in the BIOS for UltraNav to work.  When I do that and press fn-f8, I am ... Read more

Answer:UltraNav driver issue Win7 - X220

is there another driver that works on the x220 for the ultranav AND also works with the thinkpad ultranav usb keyboard>

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I've been having this awful issue with my X220 recently.  Whenever the microphone is active, whether in a skype call, recording audio with some random flash app, or just viewing the microphone settings it causes the audio output, whether from the spakers or headphones, to cut in and out in a really odd fashion.  It won't completely cut the audio off, but rather go in and out of playing the audio normally to this weird status of playing audio like it's somewhat muffled.  If I go into the audio devices and disable the microphone the problem goes away completely, but it only really occurs when something is using the microphone. All of the settings in skype and windows relating to letting applications control audio and reducing volume for calls have been disabled as well. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio drivers, and am up to date on bios and everything else.Windows 7 x64













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Answer:X220 - issue with microphone use and audio output

Try to change the settting in Smart Audio-> Voice effects->Voice recording (rather than VoIP) . 

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Ok, I'm posting this as a separate thread, since it was so strange.Upon learning about how to get full power to the headphone jack, by clicking on the headphones in the SmartAudio control panel, I enabled it. I plugged in my 90watt ultraslim and the x220 started making a terrible microphonic whine, like it was screaming, almost. The sound was coming out of the back of the laptop. Also, the battery refused to charge. As soon as I disabled the headphone boost, the laptop accepted the 90watt ultraslim and started charging as normal.I'm holding on to the 90watt slim for now, since I only use it for charging, but now after this last find, I think I have to get more compatible adapter... Yes, JameZ, I will make a video displaying both isues for engineering.

Answer:New issue with the x220 and 90watt ultraslim adapter

That's strange .... Thanks atomicminded.//JameZ

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Hello ThinkPad-Community, I have a sporadic issue with the brightness control, thats mean sometimes I start my laptop from standby and the control with "Fn+Pos1 or FN+END" doesn't work.There is no reaction and no on screen display progress bar. Also in the default Windows 7 energy settings is no control of the display brightness possible. If the issue exist, only a complete reboot of the ThinkPad solve the issue. I've also found some discussions about this in the internet but no solution helps realy. NOTE: My Laptop has a complete clean install of Windows 7 and all drivers was installed by Lenovo System Updater.Does anybody have the same issue? Thanks for your help

Answer:Brightness control issue on ThinkPad X220

This is an on & off issue that creeps up on various Thinkpads. It was very notorious on my X120e, but it doesn't happen on my X220 at all, and I sleep/resume it all the time...It's a bug they can't seem to correct.

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I have not been able to 'plug in' my AC adaptor properly for almost 6 months. It always slides out a little after plugging in. At first, it was just a tiny problem and I managed to wiggle it manually. But now I cannot even charge unless I wiggle it for a good 10-15 minutes to find a good 'spot' then physically hold the cord in place. I thought it was the AC, but having tried a new AC adaptor that changed nothing, I started to think it's the DC. Called Lenovo today,  but was told that DC is not covered by warranty (although my machine is still under warranty). I don't know why it's not under warranty, as quite a number of threads have reported this issue here. Anyway, Lenovo asked me to just find a local service provider if I want to have a check up and change the DC (not keen on sending in the machine), but would changing the DC affect my warranty? (If it requires opening up the machine..etc). p.s. Lenovo Switzerland is very unhelpful in this regard (called them 5 times and was passed around to different people), so I had to post the question here. Thanks in advance.    

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I wanted more capacity so foolishly replaced my trouble free 256gb Samsung 830 SSD with the 480GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD on my Thinkpad X220 (should have stuck with Samsung) and whilst the Neutron GTX is hyper-fast, its giving me a problem. When i try to shut down Windows 7 (Pro 64 bit OEM), the notebook freezes at the "windows shutting down" screen (happens around 1 in 5 times) and i'm forced to remove the battery or hold down the power button to switch off the notebook. When i switch on the notebook again i get the message:"2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)"Pressing escape a few times does finally take me into Windows and everything works ok until i get the same issue again a few shutdowns later. I've formatted the SSD and re-installed Windows 7 again (in AHCI mode) but the problem still exists. This issue did NOT exist with the Samsung 830 SSD. The BIOS is up to date, ALL hardware drivers/firmware are up to date. I'm thinking perhaps the Corsair SSD is faulty so will test it in my desktop to see if i can replicate the issue. But before i do that, can anyone suggest other possible solutions?





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Answer:Issue with Corsair Neutron GTX SSD in Thinkpad X220

psychopomp1, can you tell me what BIOS version is installed please? I'll then contact our engineering team and see if they can help. Gareth.Corsair PR, Europe

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Hello,
 
I've purchased the Lenovo X220 laptop with the Premium HD IPS display and I do have a problem with it (see below).
Laptop was purchased something like month ago and I've spotted this after I've started to work with it more heavily but after 14 days, so I was not able to return it to the seller (http://www.lenovoonline.cz).
 
When you put backlight to maximum you see that the display is not evenly lighted and forming bright spots on the bottom of it. It's most noticable on the black background.
 
I've sent notebook for repair (http://www.pcnet.cz) with this description (translated to english):"With maximum brightness set and the black display/background (eg. BOOT screen) on the bottom edge of the display there are visible white spots/maps. Small but visible and not even with different sizes. It's most visible on black background and while limiting external light (darker room, working in the night). Spots highlights even more when you try to pull the display towards you into steeper angle."
 
The laptop has been in the repair for 2 weeks and the result was this description:
"This kind of display is very sensitive to any pressure, and it will result in the brightening the place. It is specific for this model line and it's not the reason to warranty repair. We recommend to lower the brightness level in the darker room. Check of the display frame has been done and no problem has been found."
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Answer:X220 IPS display backlight issue (with photos)

Yes, at maximum brightness level the backlight bleeding is very visible but I use it at 5 or 6 level where it has excellent contrast ratio considering how crappy current notebook displays are in general. The uneven backlight is caused by fancy LED backlight which is still not able to deliver similar quality regarding uniformity as good old CCFL backlight (that's why professional LCD monitors still rely on W-CCFL backlight). But I agree that the top-left corner is way too much bad and might indicate that the panel is seated badly in the frame. On the other hand my old IPS panel in R51 also have backlight bleed at maximum brightness level. Major problem is that Lenovo is still not able to fix the stupid bug with brightness level always set to max in BIOS screen that the backlight bleeding is very visible and irritating everytime you boot your machine. IMHO, the X220 IPS panel is still much better than any ugly contrastless TN panel Lenovo puts into ThinkPads (except 15" FHD). I bet that you would hate the X220i TN panel more than this one  There are also two different revisions of the IPS panel, the second one fixes problems with image retention. As for comparison with Z60m, X220 display lid is much more fragile so the panel is not protected well against pressures and flexes. In any case panel flex should affect the backlight bleeding temporarily only. If it persists it is subject to repair (replace, reseat etc.). Unfortunately I don't have any good low-ligh... Read more

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Hello, I recently purchased a x220 and I am very happy with it. I turned off  "sleep when closed" for some reason and then accidently left it in my bag for like 15-20mins. It was hot but didn't really smell like burnt plastic or anything. However I feel as if the screen is harder to get at the right brightness. It feels as if I have to get a very precise angle to view the screen at the proper brightness/clarity. However it is hard for me to say if there is any difference to before as this happened only a week after using it. It could be acting just fine and I am just paranoid so my question is has there been any issues that have come up like this before? Has overheating in a bag or something ever caused the LCD screen to function just slightly improperly? Thank you, 

Answer:x220 got hot, and now screen display clarity issue?

Well, first of all, I hope you're talking about the basic, TN LCD display, not the upgraded "Premium HD" IPS LCD screen. Anyway, personally I feel like it's so easy to be paranoid about screen quality and possible minor screen damage or defects, but Lenovo has owned up to the "ghosting" issue, so things can really happen sometimes. In your case, I wouldn't worry. Provided you are indeed talking about the basic TN screen and not the IPS, it sounds like your screen's viewing angles are performing normally. For some extra confidence, the Notebookcheck review of the X220 says their test unit got so hot under the sun that the plastic began to warp and bow, and even then, they didn't mention any screen degredation. And for that matter, isn't the X220 Mil-spec tested for heat? http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X220-IPS-Subnotebook.55639.0.html

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Hi,I tried to find an answer to what happened to my X220 last week end. Suddenly it stopped being able to wake from sleep. Power button "breathing" green ring present, but it was not waking up by opening the lid or by Fn key press. When powered off by long press of power button, it booted successfully. This behavior was reproducible always. I thought maybe BIOS reset could help and I did it. After this it did not POST and it beeped 1 3 3 1 pattern - which is, according to documentation, system board or RAM. Having known the RAM was fine, I did pull them out and tried both modules one by one with no luck. So I took them out and went for original, small module, the machine was bought with. And it POSTed successfully with it. But after removing this module and returning the old, big modules, it POSTed too. And waking problem disappeared. Should I be worried about system board? My machine was made between Sep and Dec 2011, could it be early manifestation of dead EEPROM? Is there any way to test it?

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I recently purchased a Lenovo X220 and I am attempting to setup a dual monitor with it and a Samsung Syncmaster BX2331 monitor. When I change the setting to extended desktop on the secondary monitor the laptop monitor starts having issues. The useable space becomes bigger than the actual screen so I can scroll up and down while on the desktop. It will also scroll left and right and the desktop icons will move over onto the secondary monitor. The laptop has a resolution of 1366x768 and the monitor is 1920x1080. I am trying to explain the issue the best I can but it's a little hard to explain.

Answer:Dual monitor issue Lenovo x220

I know what you mean, it happened in XP when you set the screen resolution larger than what the screen was capable of. What cable are you using the connection to your secondary monitor? On the secondary monitor, press the auto calibrate button, or it's equivalent, and then unplug the VGA/HDMI cable and plug it back in see if that fixes your problem. it's also worth trying going into the settings and checking the button that says "hides modes not supported by this monitor" If you don't know where that is, right click on the desktop and click "screen resolution" then click advanced and at the bottom of that pop up you should see that check box. Those are the first things to check.

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Hello, I just received my brand new X220 this morning, and i was so happy when unpacking it... But that didn't last very long, since i couldn't get the darn wireless connection to work. After using the built-in troubleshooter in windows i says something might be wrong with the driver, that "Windows could not automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the NIC" (using google translate...). I also tried the "access connections" program, but that couldn't find any wireless networks either. I'm using windows 7 professional 64-bit, and i've tried reinstalling the driver already, used this one:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS015011 I'm not a beginner when it comes to computers, but this problem really confuses me... Is anyone able to help?













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Answer:X220 Wireless network not working

I checked again in the access connections program, and in one of the windows it says that 802.11-radio is turned off, but clicking "turn on" doesn't work... I also tried plugging in a network cable and that worked fine, so it's just the wireless that doesnt work... Terribly annoying, this is!

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I would like to upgrade the wireless card on a x220 and wanted to know what would work best for reliability, distance and speed. Also if I could add a card with bluethooth would be a plus. The card in the x220 now is a 1x1 11b/g/n. There is a front camera on my unit.  













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Answer:Would like to upgrade wireless card on x220

Looks like the best you can go is 2 x 2 AGNhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_SG/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD013599#7

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I just replaced my T60 with XP Pro with an X220 with, of course, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.  The machine is supposed to have Bluetooth, but I do not see any way to turn it on or use it.  In addition, my T60 had a Lenovo utility that would turn WiFi and Bluetooth On and Off. I also cannot find that,   I've searched the manual and all I find is a description of the Bluetooth indicator light, which I do have - perhaps a good sign.  Any help would be appreciated.













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Answer:Turn Wireless Radios On and Off on X220

The hotkey should still be Fn+F5.

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 I love the X220...however, I've noticed that the wireless signal cuts out frequently when it's not plugged in (running on battery power only). I've got it set to maximum performance but it still drops every few minutes.  This makes it nearly impossible to run with VPN. Thanks for any suggestions! Phil X220, Win 7, 160 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM, Intel Centrino-N6250 Wireless adapter - all the bells and whistles!













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Answer:X220 Wireless Signal Drops

Under the wireless access menu, go to the options tab. Uncheck the box that says "allow LAN wireless to be turned off when inactve"  Thank you me. 

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Hi, I mostly use the X220 in tablet mode, with a bluetooth keyboard, pen and mouse. When I press FN+F5 on the BT keyboard (apple wireless) I don't get the wireless options that I get when I press FN+F5 on the X220. How can I enable/disable wireless in tablet mode, without disabling/enabling bluetooth ? The wireless switch available from simpletap enables both wifi AND bluetooth at the same time, which is not what I want. I would like to be able to just enable/disable wi-fi when in tablet mode, while leaving BT on. My workaround right now is to open the tablet a bit and press FN+F5 on the X220 keyboard, and close it again, that isn't very convenient though, because when I do that the autorotate decides that my screen needs to be upside down, I then have to press ctrl+alt+down arrow to get the screen back in the right orientation, or tilt the whole x220 90 degrees and back. So.. not terribly elegant at the moment : ) Is there any way to find the application that is launched from pressing FN+F5 from within windows ? Thanks!

Answer:X220 enable wireless when in tabletmode ?

Create a tap tile for AcFnF5.exe, which is in program files somewhere.

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Hi,I'm trying to find out what is the chipset used in the wireless card of my x220.All I can see is:1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card AdapterManufacturer: Lenovo The driver is provided by Realtek semiconductor Corp., so I would assume that the chipset is from realtek, but I can't confirm this and find the chipset name anywhere.  Anybody knows how to find this? Thanks

Answer:x220 wireless card chipset

It's a Realtek card. Maybe an RTL8191SE?

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When customizing an x220 at the Lenovo site, I was faced with the (many) choices listed for Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters and Integrated mobile broadband.  Could someone discuss these?  Many thanks,Hoge

Answer:Wireless and Broadband choices in the x220

Mobile broadband(WWAN) allow you to connect to the internet over the cell phone network, that's with a plan of course.  Wireless Internet(WLAN) allows you to connect to the internet via a router.  What's your usage pattern.  If you want to connect anywhere there's cell phone service and don't mind paying fee, then perhaps the WWAN card is worth the expense.  If you just want to connect via routers either at home, work or school, then one of the wireless cards is the better option.  I myself went the cheap route and got the ThinkPad card, but I just use mine for internet at home and work mainly.  I also live in an area with no mobile broadband, so I wouldn't pay for it.   If you transfer a lot of files over the network, one of the better Intel cards might be worth a look.





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I have X220 which I enjoyed very much for the last one year. Warranty is just expired and unfortunately the system starts act crazy. I decided to reformat and go back to factory setting stage by using Rescue and Recovery. I could get to the Full Restore and could click full factory restore. The system ask me to restart but instead reformat the HD, the previous OS kicks in and reboot as previous setting. Please help!!!

Answer:X220 factory restore issue with Rescue and Recovery

Do you have Lenovo_Recovery patrition (Q: ) with several .wim files on that? Or do you have Factory_Recovery Media (CD+3xDVD or USB stick) with factory image?

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There's a 48-page discussion on the backlight bleeding of the x220 on the Lenovo forums (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Faint-Ghosting-on-X220-IPS-screen/td-p/435201). There are also many smaller threads regarding problems with the x220 IPS screen and to a lesser extent the x230 screen. I recently purchased an x230 and experienced bleeding. Due to my onsite warranty IBM support came and replaced the screen- but the new one still had bleeding. Another engineer came out, brought a new back-panel (because the flex of the panel seemed to be causing it) and said "this isn't broken- I have seen lots of x220s and x230s with this problem- its a design default". Could I challenge Lenovo to provide me with an x230 IPS screen which does not bleed? I cannot believe Lenovo released/designed a laptop with such a glaring (no pun intended) fault. Has anyone here got an x230 (or x220) IPS screen where there is absolutely no backlight bleeding on a dark background?

Answer:All x220 and x230 IPS screens have backlight bleeding issue?

All X230 and X220 LG IPS will have some degree of bios bleed, it is just matter of severity.

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I regularly use Lenovo update to check for any new drivers/updates. After an update to bios 1.25, my computer attempted to reboot, but it never really shut down. After 15 minutes of just black screen, I pulled the battery to force it off. When I attempted to reboot, no POST, just black screen. The Thinklight and green lights will flash, but nothing happens. So, I called Lenovo, and went through some basic troubleshooting which did not help. This all happened on Sunday, January 29th.  On Monday, January 30th, I called Lenovo again, and they said it would take about 2 weeks to :- send me the box- I send my laptop in- They fix it- They ship it back to me. I couldn't afford to wait 2 weeks, so Lenovo suggested me to find a Business partner locally. Lenovo site led me to Microserve in Burnaby, BC, Canada. I dropped it off on Monday, and they called me back on Tuesday to let me know that the mainboard needs to be replaced and ETA for the part is February 2nd, Thursday. Work will take 1-2 business days. So I waited. No update on Thursday, Friday or Monday (February 6th).  I called Microserve and they then told me that the part is not available, and they have no idea when it will come. They said they will look into it. So, I called Lenovo directly and asked them to follow up with this business partner about the part order. Today, I received a call from Microserve, telling me that the part MAY arrive in 2 weeks, and they will fix it WHENEVER the... Read more

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Hello, While cleaning the keyboard and lifting up the space bar the centre white bumper was broken. See photo (sorry for the poor quality):  Now the space bar will only work if pressed directly in the middle and with extra 'force'. What should I do? I could try supergluing the disconnected pieces...if this does not work is my only other option to order some kind of replacement piece?Thanks.K

Answer:X220: space bar issue due to broken centre bumper

I'd just get a replacement keyboard, they aren't that expensive. Plenty on ebay.
 
http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=X220+keyboard&_sacat=See-All-C...

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My x220 tablet is haveing issues with the graphics card shutting off. I purchased my x220t about 3 months ago and I have begun to have a reacurring problem. I will be running CAD 2011, nothing 3D, and the screen will spontanneously go black. 5 seconds later, it will restart and an issue report will pop up in the bottom right and corner of the screen. This issue is a real problem since I bought this laptop for engineering and with an i5 processor, CAD sould be running fine. I did not expect the graphics card to be a limiting factor since I am only using 2D visualls right now. I have tried to find similar if others have had a similar issue but I can not find anything. What should I do? ps, I have a screen shot of the info but I am unable to post it.

Answer:Lenovo x220 tablet graphic card issue

hey jwismer, could you uninstall the current graphic driver for you unit; let windows install its generic drivers and then test your unit with your CAD software.does the same problem occur?later, head to http://support.lenovo.com and install the latest graphic driver that is available there.





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Hi all  I have realy strange problem with my lenovo x220. So...When I connect displayport cable into my lenovo, system restarts. It occurs only when second device (projector) is turn on. System restarts everytime, also during windows 8 loading.I tried update intel graphics driver and reinstall it but it doesn't work. Someone have any idea how can I fix it? Thank You in advance!Mateusz

Answer:DisplayPort issue - x220 restarts after cable connecting

do you have another displayport cable to try?

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Hi,
 
I want to report issue with Lenovo X220 and Lotus Notes 8.5.x.
Problem is that Lotus Notes has missing some of its buttons.
Example if you try to forward message send button is not visible untill you refresh screen by pressing F5
I think problem is with Intel display drivers.
 
If you uninstall driver and use "standarg vga" all is working ok.
I have tested all Intel drivers that you can download on Lenovos site but everyone have same issue.
 
Also tested this with multiple computers and all have this same issue.
 
Any ideas?













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Answer:Graphics issue wih ThinkPad X220 and Lotus Notes 8.5

have you tried the standard intel video driver from intel's own website?

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Hello, With the X220 Tablet, if I have a secondary display attached and the desktop set to 'extend the desktop', then touches are displayed as being invoked on the secondary display, even though I am clicking on the primary (tablet) display. Does anybody else get this effect?

Answer:X220 Tablet: Issue with touches and secondary display

Yes, received my x220 yesterday and have the exact same problem! This actually means that you cannot use touch when connected to your external monitor, which is NOT good!!! I do hope a technician can come back to us about this. Henrik

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Hi I have lenovo X220 tablet laptop. Recently I changed my windows to windows ten and I have lost my touch screen software. Please reply me asap how can I get it back?

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Hi, It seems there's a lot of complaints around the Wifi adapter thinkpad b/g/n wireless (1x1 bgn). I really want to know how worse it is compared to Intel 6205 (not to mention 6300- it's really a beast, people say). Can somebody let me know whether Lenovo charges this much for a upgrade like this (thinkpad 1x1 to intel 6205), and is it worth? Thank you very much!













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Answer:X220 with thinkpad b/g/n wireless (1x1 bgn)x1 bgn) wifi adapter

when you buy the X220 from US online store the upgrade from 1x1 bgn to 6205 was only around 15 dollars. It is definitely worth the upgrade from the 1x1 to the Intel 6205 (the 6300 not so much). Especially if:1. Your wireless hub doesn't have a powerful antenna.2. Lot of other people are using the same 2.4 ghz bandwidth. 3. And you can live with 150 mpbs (usually around 75 mbps are more common) transfer speed.

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