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Y430 intel 5100, blue wifi led doesn't come on. Not fn + f5 problem either.

Question: Y430 intel 5100, blue wifi led doesn't come on. Not fn + f5 problem either.

i slapped on vista ultimate 32, the intel 5100 will be in device manager without any problems. the only for me to get the blue led to light up again is to do a uninstall in device manager and reboot. vista will then detect new hardware and reintall the wifi all over again. this does work but to do it every week suck. i dont want to buy a new internal or external card either. this happen to anyone else?

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Preferred Solution: Y430 intel 5100, blue wifi led doesn't come on. Not fn + f5 problem either.

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Answer: Y430 intel 5100, blue wifi led doesn't come on. Not fn + f5 problem either.

To clarify, the wireless works, but the blue LED doesn't and the fix you described only temporarily fixes it? Have you installed all the other drivers as well; the ones located on the d:/ drive?

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Recently, my Intel Wifi 5100 has stopped working on windows. For no appearant reason, Windows decided that my Wifi card is not good enough to be read. When i open my Device Manager, my Ethernet port shows up, but the Wifi card does not. The wierd part is that the Wifi card gets read in "Splashtop" which came on my laptop. I can use Wifi on the Linux bases OS, but not windows. I've tried installing all drivers, but Windows refuses to acknowledge the presence of my card. Any clue on how to fix this?

EDIT: Specs
ASUS G51Vx
Vista HP 64bit
4GB RAM

Answer:Serious Intel Wifi 5100 problem

Hey, welcome to Vista Forums!
Assuming the wireless card is removable, you could try re-seating the wireless card, also, you could take the card out, and boot, then shut down, and put the card back in, then boot and see if it made any difference.

If it's not removable, check to make sure any wireless switches are turned on.

Please post back with what you have tried, or even if you managed to fix the problem and how!
Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Hello! I have a R500 Series ThinkPad with the Intel 5100 AGN WiFi adapter. The driver for the card has been updated as of today (September 7, 2010). I have a D-Link DIR 655 WiFi router (replacing an old Linksys 54g WiFi router). The firmware of the router has also been updated today. I'm running the router under the WPA-2 standard with AES cipher type, channel width of 40 Mhz on 802.11n mode only with auto channel scan (just as Intel is recommanding). I also followed Intel indications for the WiFi card. Problem is : the laptop just can't connect to the WiFi network...? I tried all sort of things, but to no avail. Can anyone help? Note that when I tried  to use the router under WPA with TKIP and AES as cipher type, the laptop was able to connect at the slow 54 Mbps rate. Thanks.

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Hello, does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade your wifi Lenovo R500 from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260. Reference to buy:  http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/dual-band-wireless-ac-7260-bluetooth.html Reference that is in inside the laptop/:- The Long one.http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-products/wifi-link-5100-brief.html













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Answer:Lenovo R500 wifi upgrade from Intel WiFi Link 5100 to Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Welcome to the forum!
 
You'll need a modded BIOS in order to use that card in R500. Stock BIOS will not allow the machine to boot with it.
 

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I have vista 64 on ideapad y430 and AVG antivrus. No firewall other than windows firewall. The intel 5100 wifi card does not connect to secured wireless network but connects to unsecured wireless.This was working before 2 months without any issues on both. Not sure what I changed after that.  i did the following troubleshooting so far but no help:- 1st uninstalled Readycomm. Did not help.- 2nd Reinstalled the intel driver after uninstalling/deleting the driver. Did not help.- 3rd installed the latest intel driver from Intel 12.4.0.0. this did not help.- 4th installed the one previous driver 12.2.0.0. this did not help. I tried with all secure options and does not work with any of these: WEP or WPA/TKIP or WPA/AES or WPA2/AES.  Just to make sure the hardware has no issues. I did dual-boot on XP and it connects fine to both secured and unsecured wireless networks. So the issue seems to be only on Vista Home Premium 64.  Any help would be appreciated. 

Answer:ideapad y430 - vista 64 - intel 5100 does not connect to secured wireless

This is what I see in teh Windows Event Log  Information for connection being diagnosed Interface GUID: ba73c3cf-6c57-429d-8e19-99e04f5eb9d5 Interface name: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Interface type: Native WiFi Profile: Discovery connection SSID: Linksys SSID length: 5 Connection mode: Infra Security: Yes Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No Result of diagnosis: Problem found Root cause:Windows cannot connect to "Linksys"Wireless association failed due to an unknown reason. Detailed root cause:802.11 connection failed due to status code 1: unspecified failure Repair option:Try connecting to "Linksys" againIf the problem continues, contact your network administrator or hardware manufacturer for further assistance.Message Edited by eenmanszaak on 08-08-2009 06:21 PM

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Ok I have a Asus G60VX thats less than a year old running windows 7. On Friday (three days ago) the system was working fine, I could connect to the internet and everything. Tonight when i turned on my laptop it showed that i couldn't connect to the internet. So i rebooted both my computer and router thinking it was my brother playing Xbox live. It still didn't work. So i tried the usual suspects: deleted the saved file and made a new one, went into the device manager and made sure there weren't any problems (there weren't), i even tried doing a system restore but to no avail. I tried the Fn combo on my keyboard and the switch on the front but this still didn't work. After three hours searching for a solution on my desktop (which can access the internet fine) I kinda want to take a sledge hammer to the thing. :) So at this point i'm begging for a solution! thanks!

Answer:Problem with Intel WiFi link 5100?

Hi.

Did you install any iTunes or Apple software before this happened?

For now, try resetting the network protocol tcp/ip stack. In an elevated command prompt, copy and paste this then hit enter:


Code:
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
Then do the same for this command:


Code:
netsh winsock reset
Reboot and test the connection. If still no good, go into Internet Explorer.

Tools | Internet Options | Connection | Lan Settings

and make sure there are no checked boxes. Then ok your way out a few times. Reopen IE and test.

If still no good, please respond about the Apple, iTunes software and/or do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

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My computer is running on Windows 7 Professional 32bit. It has worked fine for the last 2 years. But recently, my wifi card has started me giving me problems. It detects the wireless networks but connects to them only for around 10-15 minutes after which the connection is not even visible in the list. Then after 30-40 minutes, it can connect but the same problem is there.

Also, I tried to make my own ad-hoc connections and saved them. These connections do work and my friends are able to connect to it and the connection remained active for hours. I did it to check whether the Wifi card is working or not. It does work but only with the outgoing connections that are made by my computer. The networks that in range and are giving problem with my wifi card are working fine for my friends. So, I guess it is not the network's problem.

When I tried troubleshooting it, it gave the problem 'Problem with wireless adapter or access point'. I also tried installing all different driver versions and rollbacking to the default version for my wireless card but the same problem is there. Although in device manager, It says the device is working properly.

Please help me in solving this problem. Exact name of WiFi Card in Device Manager- Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN

Answer:Intel 5100 AGN WiFi Card problem

The same complaints and problems with this 5100AGN adaptor has been around for a long time.

There are countless threads about this on the internet. It seems that disabling the 802.11n Only setting in the routers settings and running in mixed wireless mode can help. Updating the drivers can also help, try the Intel site. > Intel? Driver Update Utility

There are plenty of long threads about this ongoing problem with some possible solutions, so your not alone.

Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN problem - disconnecting

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I am new here. I'm not even sure if this question is in the correct forum (I hope so). I have a Toshiba Satellite A305 laptop that I purchased a few months ago. In the last month, the wireless connection has been dropping like mad ! And more recently, when it drops, it says it can't find any wireless networks. I then have to perform a hard shut off (by holding the power button till it powers down) and wait a few minutes to turn it back on. I have uninstalled the wireless adapter and then reinstalled it and that didn't work either. Also, all the drivers are up to date. I am very frustrated at this point and don't know what to do. Any help that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated !!

Thanks !!
 

Answer:Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 problem

It is always a VERY good idea to check the microfilters (if using ADSL) which are fitted into your phone sockets and make certain that you have microfilters in any socket in the house. Microfilters are very cheap to get hold of and its worth having a few spare.
 

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Hello everyone,

It is my first thread on this forum and I want to thank you because you indirectly help me so many times.

I just installed new bios 1.25 on my notebook because of usb issues. Everything works fine but suddenly my wifi device stops working on windows 7.
It is well installed, the connection under Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections is enabled, but It doesn't see any WiFi spot.

It is not a device hardware problem because it works under ubuntu.

I tried all the usual ways: reinstall drivers etc but nothing happens.

I don't want to reinstall my OS because I'll have too many settings to restore after.

Is there anyone experiencing the same problem? Anyone who fixed it?

Device: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN on Acer Aspire 5738g-644g32mn

Answer:Acer Aspire 5738g WiFi Problem Intel 5100 AGN

Try updating your drivers from here:

Acer Europe - Service & Support, Drivers & Utilities, Downloads
Acer Support - Welcome to Acer Support
Acer Support - Welcome to Acer Support

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Then I wonder if Lenovo 3000 N500 4233 series supports N network with the following network card Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN.When I linked up with Rauter with N, so I got a speed of about 65 Mbps, but far away from thespeed of 100-130 Mbit/s +.I have spoken to Lenovo and received a reply to update drivers on all that goes too uppdate and see if it works.If I do not find them at Lenovo, I would go to Intel and Microsoft homepage to see if there were any new drivers.Slowly and soil, I made it and found newer drivers for the network card but to no avail.I spoke with Lenovo again and got the answer that it could not do more because the card was 65 Mbps,which is certain to N working. In other words, nothing is broken can not be repaired, even if it onlyperforms 1/4 of what it should be!I was still unhappy, I could go back to the medamarkt and return the machine.I wonder how somone can say something like that when intel WiFi Link 5100 AGNshall work up to 300 Mbps while It can't get more then 65 Mbits/s.For if I have 65 then I am on N linkage because the G only goes up to 54 Mbit/s.The most strange is that not only was the serier of Lenovo 3000 N500, having problems with Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGNnot performing as it should.The answer I got was to either leave or wait until someone will solve the problem (Lenovo,Intel or Microsoft).Plus I have age machinery that works good in 130 Mbits/s without problems while a new can not?Strange thinking about this.So what do you do?Someone who knows ... Read more

Answer:Problem with card Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN on N500 laptop!

i have also BIG issue with my Intel(R) Wifi Link 5100 AGN card , i have a wireless router and i have 30Mbit/s  speed connection but when i test my internet connection online from diffrient website's it shows more then 300 or 400 - 500Mbit/s , WOW i dont know how to fix this issue , i also have problem to connect TV ONLINE so i can see it thru WindowsMediaPlayer 11.' I belive i have latest version drivers, and i have TOSHIBA U400 laptop. bye ,  ha det bra allihop =) 

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I have a network card , the one mentioned in title on my laptop , and
Vista system, I have no idea why,but this card loses randomly (sometimes for short sometimes for quite long time) a connection with a router as well as main net, I've tried to deal with a problem by changing the configuration but it didn't work
Can somebody help me? or maybe is it possible to change a card for another one?

Answer:Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100 network card problem

i had the same problem lg laptop , i googled for weeks & came across many possible remedies but never got lucky until i decided to recover the system using dvd recovery. when done and launched windows i spent 3 hours online without a single disconnect, but after updating the wireless driver the random disconnecting came back , this time i didn't recover the whole system , i roll back driver and its working so good so far.

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Hi Guys,
This is Viral. I am using an Acer laptop model ASPIRE 4736 since the last five years. There haven't been much issues with it. except for the battery and thats it. But recently, since last two weeks I noticed that my Wifi would stop blinking after sometime after I start my laptop and then it wouldn't work even when I try to turn on and turn off the Wifi switch(it doesn't respond anything). I tried searching the net for this issue using my office laptop and found that a system restore would help to solve this issue. Since I remembered that I updated Java as well as there was this ad software which got installed and I had unistalled it. So I did a system restore and then when I opened the device manager, I am not able to see intel r wifi link 5100 driver on it. I tried restarting my laptop and did everything and couldn't find the driver(it was there before the system restore). But later on the same day, the driver got installed automatically and the WiFi started working but only for a couple of minutes after the restart and then it stopped. So  I did the system restore again to the date when everything was working perfectly and when i did that, again my intel r wifi link 5100 driver is not shown on the device manager(network adapters). I don't if it would automatically get installed or not but its sure that the WiFi issue still be there. So can you please help with this issue?
1. Help me get the intel r wifi link 5100 driver back
2. Help me the solve the WiFi issue... Read more

Answer:Issues with WiFi as intel r wifi link 5100 is not installed after d systm restor

Select Model, Select Operating System, Download your Drivers
 
There is also a hardware detection tool to assist you.
 
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
 
If the software is listed in add/remove programs; Uninstall it.
 
If the device is listed in device manager; uninstall it.

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Hi Guys,
This is Viral. I am using an Acer laptop model ASPIRE 4736 since the last five years. There haven't been much issues with it. except for the battery and thats it. But recently, since last two weeks I noticed that my Wifi would stop blinking after sometime after I start my laptop and then it wouldn't work even when I try to turn on and turn off the Wifi switch(it doesn't respond anything). I tried searching the net for this issue using my office laptop and found that a system restore would help to solve this issue. Since I remembered that I updated Java as well as there was this ad software which got installed and I had unistalled it. So I did a system restore and then when I opened the device manager, I am not able to see intel r wifi link 5100 driver on it. I tried restarting my laptop and did everything and couldn't find the driver(it was there before the system restore). But later on the same day, the driver got installed automatically and the WiFi started working but only for a couple of minutes after the restart and then it stopped. So  I did the system restore again to the date when everything was working perfectly and when i did that, again my intel r wifi link 5100 driver is not shown on the device manager(network adapters). I don't if it would automatically get installed or not but its sure that the WiFi issue still be there. So can you please help with this issue?
1. Help me get the intel r wifi link 5100 driver back
2. Help me the solve the WiFi issue... Read more

Answer:Issues with WiFi as intel r wifi link 5100 is not installed after d systm restor

Select Model, Select Operating System, Download your Drivers
 
There is also a hardware detection tool to assist you.
 
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
 
If the software is listed in add/remove programs; Uninstall it.
 
If the device is listed in device manager; uninstall it.

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I have a Lenovo SL500 running windows 7 pro 64 bit SP 1, that I bought used, My problem is the Intel 5100 doesn't show up under network adaptors in the Device manager. I have the Wireless enabled in the Bios, Access Connections Ver 6.11, Intel proset wireless Ver 16.07. And the wifi switch on the front is in the on position. When I use the Fn+F5 combo I get "No supported wireless adaptors are installed  in this system" dialog box. Any suggestions? Thank you Dylan

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I have a Sony Vaio with intel 5100 AGN wireless adapter & Vista OS.

The problem I have is that 9 times out of 10 it will not connect to my home or office wireless network. Eventually it does, though only after switching the adapter on and off several times or rebooting the machine. Sometimes I also have to restart the wireless router.

It will always seem to connect in that I get the connected icon in the notification area (though often without the internet globe symbol) though it will not connect to the net or to any other machine or printer on the network.

Some other useful info:
Both the home and office routers are the same model (Comtrend) and both work fine with other PC's

I often have bluetooth problems also - can take a while for bluetooth to start (I use a bluetooth mouse) and I have 3 unknown bluetooth peripheral devices in device manager

I have McAfee internet security installed

I have tried:
Disabling the firewall
Removing and readding the wireless and bluetooth devices
Disabling IPv6
Driver & OS update
A clean install

Nothing has resoved this issue which is becoming a pain as I can now spend up to half an hour each time trying to connect.

Any help is very much appreciated.

Answer:Wifi connectivity with intel 5100 AGN

Hi -

The Intel 5100 is one of the best wifi's available. I have one in this system and it performs flawlessly.

I think you'll find McAfee to be the problem here. I suggest that you remove it. Download the McAfee Removal Tool (MRT) to your desktop. RIGHT-click on the MRT icon, select "Run as Admin". When it finishes, re-boot.

MRT - http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe

Then reset the Windows Firewall to its default settings -
START | type FirewallSettings.exe into the start search box | click on FirewallSettings.exe above | select the Advanced Tab | click on "Restore Defaults" | Click Apply, OK

Use AVG for a/v if you wish - http://free.avg.com/download-avg-ant...s-free-edition

Make sure that you have the most recent Intel 5100 wifi driver. Go to Intel's site -

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Prod...ProductID=3062

You can check your system manufacturer's site, but I have found they are ususlly 8-12 months behind.




Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have a Sony Vaio with intel 5100 AGN wireless adapter & Vista OS.

The problem I have is that 9 times out of 10 it will not connect to my home or office wireless network. Eventually it does, though only after switching the adapter on and off several times or rebooting the machine. Sometimes I also have to restart the wireless router.

It will always seem to connect in that I get the connected icon in the notification area (though often without the internet globe symbol) though it will not connect to the net or to any other machine or printer on the network.

Some other useful info:
Both the home and office routers are the same model (Comtrend) and both work fine with other PC's

I often have bluetooth problems also - can take a while for bluetooth to start (I use a bluetooth mouse) and I have 3 unknown bluetooth peripheral devices in device manager

I have McAfee internet security installed

I have tried:
Disabling the firewall
Removing and readding the wireless and bluetooth devices
Disabling IPv6
Driver & OS update
A clean install

Nothing has resoved this issue which is becoming a pain as I can now spend up to half an hour each time trying to connect.

Any help is very much appreciated.
 

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Hello,I purchased a ThinkPad SL400 2743-4UA, My WLAN  is "Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN",and Our Wireless Router is "Dir-615",The problem is that My WALN can find the wireless network,but can't connect to it successfully,it always shows "Connected Limited Devic", I don't know why? anybody can help me?

Answer:Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN

hi welcome to forum regrding not finding wireless network either your sid is hidden, in this case u have to put wireless point name and password and try to connect manually.. hope it will works





LEOVO SL500 WITH VISTA ULTIMATE 27464WM WITH 4GB RAM

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I Have a Intel (R) WiFi link 5100 AGN, and i was wondering why i am not receiving the draft (N) quality i'm supposed to get i currently own a Belkin N1 Wireless Router.., Please help me with my problem, i also dont have as good connect to my router even though m bro has b/g he gets greater speeds.

Bump, srry i need help,here are the settings.

Answer:Help/Question? Intel (R) WiFi link 5100 AGN

hello ebartolon...
it's still is but remember this is a free forum....
since airbot already gave you the lecture on the bumping threads im not going to go into that...
but what i can tell you to do in the throughput enhancement to turn it on...
also in wireless mode put it to 802.11n as i believe right now you are using 802.11g and not using the n spec...

also even in ideal situations you are not going to get the throughput specified in the n spec or advertised...
it says *up to* because that is the maximum speed that it will go and usually the hardware never reaches that speed....

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Hello Anyone that can help me would be appreciated.  I have a linksys 350N Router which links at N speeds on other equipement I have with N cards.  I purchased this notebook with above noted wifi which is supposed to do N and it only gives me G speed.  I have trouble shot and changed encryption method as recommended on INTEL site yet no luck getting ThinkVantage Access software to recognize n network connection.  I even went so far as to download and try actual INTEL configuration software and still no luck.  HELP any ideas on how to get my notebook communicating with network at N speed? Thanks

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Hello, I'm trying to get wifi working on my x200, but nothing I try seems to work. Initially, in XP or Windows 7, the card wasnt even detected, so wouldn't come up in the unrecognized devices section in device manager.  I installed/uninstalled the drivers several times but nothing changed. I then opened up the Thinkpad and moved the wifi card from the first slot to the second.  Upon booting, in Windows 7 and again in xp, the card was recognised, but a code 10 error came up. I've tried replacing the wlan card with one from an R60, but the x200's boot software prevented the PC from booting up. Can anyon help? Thanks John  

Answer:X200 and Intel Wifi Link 5100

Update to my first note.  After a day of installing countless drivers, bios updates and whatever else.  I'm pleased to say that my x200 is now woking in XP with wifi on the 5100. The PCI slot the 5100 card was in to start with did not register any device to be present.  The second slot, recognised the card but gave a code 10 error. I also followed the steps outlined in: kbartke's post on resolving the code 10 on 5100 issue.  That had no immediate effect, but may have eventually solved the problem. I also updated the bios to 3.02. The strange thing that seemed to work was changing the machine's name.  Once restarted, the wifi light came on. I now have to figure out how to get rid of all the bloatware i managed to install in my attempts to get this working... John

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I've been having issues with my laptop and its wifi card for the past couple of months. It's an Intel WiFi Link 5100 and my internet just randomly stops working, other computers and devices still work fine, but on my computer I cannot browse the internet (however sometimes downloads don't stop for some reason). Updated my drivers, turning it off and on does nothing, and I'm pretty sure it's not my firewall but next time the internet stops working i'll make sure.

When I say it randomly stops working I mean I'll turn the computer on it will work for a bit then just stop then a little bit later it will work. No other computers or devices experience those kind of pulses here.

Answer:Windows 7 and Intel WiFi Link 5100

What AV and firewall are you using?
Some reported problems with AV and wifi.

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Hi I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW11E Laptop with an Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN.
On the front is a switch to turn of the Wireless adaptor & a little green light that goes out when you switch it off.
Normally when I turn on the computer it comes on automatically but sometimes it does not & when I look at Device manager it is missing. The only way I can fix it is to turn the computer off & on again. Sometimes I have to do this several times before it will work.
It also goes off by itself if the computer is left on for any length of time without being used.

any ideas ?

Answer:Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN disappears

upgrade the driver.. look for the lastest version of the driver and upgrade it..

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I purchased a T400 (which I LOVE so far) but like a fool, didn't opt for the 5300 3x3 WiFi for $15 more... after some post purchase research, I'd much rather have the extra antennae's for picking up those barely in wifi signals around my house.   Does anyone know if the 5300 card can simply be plugged in to replace the 5100?  It all comes down to whether the 3 antennae's are installed on ALL models, with the connectors ununsed when a laptop comes with the 5100.  Anyone know the answer to this? Regards,-Owen

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I have a W500 (i.e. product type 4058), with an Intel 5100 Wifi Link 5100 AGN adapter, running Vista 64 SP2 currently running 802.11G. I want to replace my current router with an "802.11N" but want to know whether my current laptop configuration will enable this change to wireless "N"..Can anyone advise me whether I can:        a) upgrade my router only (i.e. to N)....with the current laptop config ?        b) upgrade my router and upgrade this laptop hardware internally to "N" ?? (is this possible or cost prohibitive ?)        c) or is my only alternative to upgrade the router and purchase a Lan Adapter card for this laptop ??? (Note: I have suspicions that my laptop will NOT allow wireless "N" because after updating the 5100 adapter with the most current driver from Lenovo (i.e. 13.1.1.1, dated 1/13/2020), I find that this drivers' properties only provide wireless a, b, and g protocol choices for selection.....no "N" choice is available.) I am not sure whether this laptop's configuration is not capable of "N" or whether some driver and/or parameter is incorrectly set. Does anyone know for certain????(Incidentally, I have also updated this laptop with all required Microsoft Vista and Lenovo 64 bit SP2 drivers.).Thank you for your help.Regards,drc123

Answer:W500 w/Intel Wifi 5100 AGN compatible w/802.11n ?

Drc123, the Intel 5100 card does support 802.11n at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, but isn't a very strong performer. For more info, see the following FAQ:I've seen websites that mention other Intel WiFi cards -- what about those cards?What is 802.11n WiFi, and why is it any better than the older 802.11b or g WiFi?I have an HP or Lenovo netbook -- can I swap a better WiFi card into it?BUYING AN 802.11N WIRELESS ROUTER - KNOW THE FOLLOWING OR SUFFERIf you're NOT able to use the Intel 5100 card to connect to an 802.11n router that's sitting next to you, then you probably have a driver issue. Good luck!

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Hi, since my WLAN Card seems to be broken I bought myself a new Intel Wifi Link 5100 for my W500. After I replaced the old card with the new one, I get a "1802 unauthorized network card error".I googled for the problem an now I am completely pissed about lenovo. My W500 has a standard slot for such cards, but the W500 has a bios which checks cards against a whitelist and I cannot turn this completely useless check off.Any idea what I could do?2 weeks ago I started thinking about buying a new notebook after christmas. Now I wonder, whether the W530 suffers from the same problem. In the moment I am not sure, whether it makes any sense to buy another lenovo product, when it turns out, it could be crippled the same way as my W500. So does anybody know, whether the W530 suffers the same problem. A last question? What happens, when I plug a WLAN-Stick into USB? Must it also be authorized by lenovo and how do I find out, which products are authorized? Thanks in advance Thomas

Answer:W500 and Intel Wifi Link 5100

welcome to the community.
 
sorry for your troubles.
afaik, all ThinkPads of at least the last 5(?) or more generations have had a BIOS whitelist for mPCI/e WLAN / WWAN options. as i understand it, this is due to getting approvals from numerous "Communications" regulatory agencies around the world for the cards. unfortunately, i've never seen the whitelists published anywhere, so we normally go by the FRU #s included in hardware maintenance manuals when folks ask for advice on compatible cards.
 
re: the USB WLAN stick, you should have no issue similar to a whitelist block.
 
regards.
 
 
edit: correction and clarification.

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Howdy

I recently started an internship in Egypt about a week ago. When I first got here the wireless internet worked fine (albeit a bit slow) in my apartment and around the campus. However last thrusday the Wifi on my laptop quit working. I have a Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN that has Windows 7 RC on it right now. The adapter picks up the signal but when you try and connect it gives 'limited connectivity " = no internet. I tried using the Troubleshooter but when used it just says that The Diagonostic Policy service is not running and therefore it cannot fix the the problem. I was wondering if anyone had a solution to this problem.

Thanks

Answer:Issue with Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN

  
Quote: Originally Posted by turkeymanwill


Howdy

I recently started an internship in Egypt about a week ago. When I first got here the wireless internet worked fine (albeit a bit slow) in my apartment and around the campus. However last thrusday the Wifi on my laptop quit working. I have a Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN that has Windows 7 RC on it right now. The adapter picks up the signal but when you try and connect it gives 'limited connectivity " = no internet. I tried using the Troubleshooter but when used it just says that The Diagonostic Policy service is not running and therefore it cannot fix the the problem. I was wondering if anyone had a solution to this problem.

Thanks



try this either set a hard coded dns

or hard code the ip if you know what your network ip address numbers are
that your access point uses

so say some thing like
this is very very common here

IP: 192.168.1. 100-150
SUBNET: 255.255.255.0
GATEWAY:192.168.1.1

and find a dsn server



dont use them numbers there just make sure that your using the right set for the network that your connecting too
i have the same card in my laptop and its a work horse and some


also is the network that your connecting too secure make sure you have your settings right

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i have Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN wifi adapter and it doesn't support packet injection.
plzzzzzzzzzzz tell me about any patch file to resolve it. i want't to enable packet injectin on it. help me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Answer:Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN packet injection

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ajk


i have Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN wifi adapter and it doesn't support packet injection.
plzzzzzzzzzzz tell me about any patch file to resolve it. i want't to enable packet injectin on it. help me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



As far as I know it doesnt and why do you want to do packet injection? we might be able to help with a work around
Ken

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Hello,         Im interested to use of WWAN in my laptop, My is Thinkpad T400, having with Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN.  please guide me with process accesing the simcard slot in laptop. Waiting for your reply. With Regards  Santhosh

Answer:Regarding using wwan in T400 with Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN

Hi,
 
I believe the SIM card slot is in the battery bay.  Remove the battery to access.
 
That Intel 5100 is a wifi card, not a wwan card.  Do you also have a wwan card installed, or is that what you are asking about?
 
Information on both (SIM and wwan card installation) is in the hardware maintenance manual: Hardware Maintenance Manual - T400 & R400
 
Z.

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having trouble getting web pages to come up .when i,m 10 ft from my wireless modem can,t get web pages to come up.i,m connected to the internet.but after a few min,s the connection will fail.when i,m with in 5 ft of modem everthing is good.i have tried shutting of laptop starting up again.it will work sometime times for a few min,s & some other times nothing.i have troubled shooted my internet connection on the network sharing center & it says everthing is good.

Answer:[SOLVED] Can't browse the web - Intel 5100 wifi issue

Hi -

Need to obtain info on your wifi. Make sure wifi is on, then run this app -

http://sysnative.com/0x8/WMIC...._jcgriff2_.exe

2 Notepads will open, one behind the other. Save both as TXT files; zip them up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,
upgrading from Vista 32 to W7 32, I've lost wifi speed of 300Mbps.
Notebook Vaio AW11Z/B, Router Billion 7402NX draft N, 5100 driver updated with the Intel revision for W7.
The speed is about 130Mbps insted of 300Mbps, but in Vista it was working at 300Mbps.

Any suggestion on that ?

Thanks.

Answer:Intel WIFI 5100 AGN draft N speed lost

  
Quote: Originally Posted by true


Hi,
upgrading from Vista 32 to W7 32, I've lost wifi speed of 300Mbps.
Notebook Vaio AW11Z/B, Router Billion 7402NX draft N, 5100 driver updated with the Intel revision for W7.
The speed is about 130Mbps insted of 300Mbps, but in Vista it was working at 300Mbps.

Any suggestion on that ?

Thanks.


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

either a driver, or IPv6. if you arent using homegroup you should disable IPv6 in sharing and networking.

let us know if you need help with this

en

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I have an Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN and it keeps crashing my laptop. I would be working and my screen would freeze randomly and my computer would remain unresponsive. This only happens when I turn on my laptop's wireless card and put it to use.

I tried multiple drivers but the newer ones froze my computer faster. I recently did a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and it still does the same.

Uninstalling the driver and rebooting while letting Windows install a default driver yields the same results.

Much help needed!

Answer:Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN Causing Crashes

I'm having the exact same issues. It's driving me nuts! Have you had any luck in resolving this? I've just tried the latest drivers from Intel and it hasn't fixed it.

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 Dear all,  About 2 years ago i upgraded my win 7 to win 10 version and wirelss stopped working. this problem is well known. Many attempts with netsh id config, reset IP, reinstall drivers, trough a USB whatever, nothing worked. I must conclude that the intel WIFI 5100 driver is incompatible with windows 10. I cannot anymore revert my win 10 upgrade sadly.  My question is whether i can install an older version or another driver type that is compatible on windows 10 ??? if so i would gladly have the driver link or zip file posted  Thanks PS, also my touchpad scrolling feature stopped working, i dont know if this could be related, just in case it could help figuring out where the problem is but i guess its just incompatibility.

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Hello. We are receiving T400 laptops.  These laptops do not hold a wireless connection for any length of time.  They also have a hard time connecting at boot up.  Item that have been tried...01) Removed and re-installed Drivers.02) Removed and reinstalled Access Connections. (Leap Authorization is used)03) Removed and replaced the Wireless Card. FRU 43Y6943. We are using Windows Xp with SP 2.  The laptop runs fine and we have no complaints with the exception of the wireless.  I might mention that we had the same issue with T61 Models.  To resolve this issue, we removed the B/G/N card and installed B/G cards.  We do not utilize "N" Band, so we do not need this capability.  I was looking for a way to do the same to the T400 Laptops, but I am unable to find a compatible B/G card to use.  The BIOS generates the 1082 error if we attempt to use a card that is not approved for the model.  Any assistance would be appreciated... Thanks. Bob...

Answer:T400 Intel WiFi Card 5100 drops connection.

Have you installed the latest drivers from Intel? The drivers provided by Lenovo, in most cases, may not be the latest ones.





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Hi,

I just bought a Sony Vaio with Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Network Adapter.

I primarily use the notebook at my home & office network.
Home Network Router: Linksys WRT54G
Office Network Router: Beetel 450BXi (ADSL2+Modem)

The issue am facing is while am on to the network (mostly home network) suddenly it goes into limited connectivity & gets disconnected; while other PC's remain connected.

And then you have to either re-install the Wireless LAN driver or re-start numerous times.

This has been happening regularly. Pls assist in resolving the issue.
 

Answer:Solved: Limited Connectivity: Intel WiFi Link 5100

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This has been happening for the past three days. I just recently bought a laptop, the Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898, with Intel? WiFi Link 5100.

I would be just surfing on the internet and then the WiFi link would randomly just stop working. I would go to the available connections window, and the network i'm connected to would say 'Connected with limited connectivity', and then it would disconnect and then it would not be able to detect any networks, even though it previously did before. I know it's not a network problem because the same problem occured on two different networks I have set up in two different places. The device manager does not report anything wrong with it, and I did not randomly turn off the wifi for any reason. I would have to reset my laptop in order to fix the problem.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ******-PC <---i personally blocked that out.
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-74-13-0E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfigura... Read more

Answer:Intel® WiFi Link 5100 Randomly Stops Working

Yes! Agreed! Same thing happening here. Any ideas?

Bumpity Bump.

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I have a Gateway FX series 17" laptop and yesterday when I got home from university and took the computer out of my bag to start working, the wireless card just didnt exist, no networks were recognized and when i tried to troubleshoot it told me that no device was connected. Wired internet works just fine. And the wireless card appears in the device manager.

methods i have tried to no avail:
-turning the wireless switch on and off
-uninstalling the device and rebooting
-updating drivers
-manually downloading driver from Intel's website
-insulting the device's mother

I'm suspecting this might be a hardware issue but if anyone has some advice that would be great. For the time being I am just using a wired connection but I'm going to need the wireless when I'm. back in class

,Thanks guys

Answer:Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN wireless adapter not recognized

Please run an ipconfig /all , snip and upload the output so we can check. ALso please upload the event viewer logs

Start>cmd>right click and run as admin>ipconfig /all
Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
{Instructions courtesy of writhziden}

Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

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I have problems getting online using my T00 after installing windows 7. The rest of the computers in my network will be affected if my T400 is online. I saw the version for my intel wifi link 5100 to be of version 12+ but i understand that the latest driver is version 13. I downloaded the latest firmware from the internet and intel website but after updating/reinstalling, the driver is still version 12+. I really need to update the driver as I need to access my wireless network desperately and my T400 cannot allow me to do that. Any ideas?

Answer:intel wifi link 5100 agn + limited wireless connection

fierC wrote:
 
I saw the version for my intel wifi link 5100 to be of version 12+ but i understand that the latest driver is version 13.

Version 13 has been on the Lenovo support site for a couple of months now.....
 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73611
 
Cheers,
 
Bill

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This is a new machine (to me). It is a T-500 2242CTO with an Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN card and a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit.  I successfully VPN using Ethernet from this machine and wirelessly from other machines in my home network.  However, wireless VPN connectivity from this machine fails 100% of the time.  Current drivers and updates are installed.  I am using the Windows VPN client and receive the following message: Error 800: The remote connection was not made because the attempted VPN tunnels failed.  I turned on logging and found no useful information, to me, in the mounds of data generated.  I've also un-installed the wireless driver, re-installed it, un-installed Lenovo Access Connections and the same error continues.  Has anyone encountered this issue or have suggested fixes?

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Am looking for a hardware solution: Pavilion DV7 1270 usUPGRADED TO WIN 10  64bit from WIN 7 64bit My current WIFI Wireless/Bluetooth card is an INTEL WIFI LINK 5100 agn. ( Original card) This is NOT SUPPORTED in Win 10... WIFI  no longer works. There are no solutions offered in HP Web assistance or via INTEL or MICROSOFT. I would simply like to find a compatible(upgrade) card that works in this system  with WIN 10? The card is accessible and replaceable ( in RAM Bay... as i remember) INTEL no longer supports this card (to and through win 10) HP Laptops are notoriously finicky with WIFI card replacements...? Short of adopting a usb dongal WIFI/BLUETOOTH option, I would like to effect an internal upgrade to the original card... seems simple enough? Thank You for whatever guidance you might afford    

Answer:after win 10 upgrade, intel wifi link 5100 no longer support...

Hi: You may be able to get the card to work if you fiddle with some of the advanced settings on the advanced tab for the card in the device manager. I have 3 HP business notebooks...one has the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3965ABG card, one has the Intel Intel WiFi Link 4965AG card, one has the Intel WiFi Link 5300 wireless card. The first two I didn't have to do anything to make them work. The 5300...device is present in the device manager saw wireless networks but would not connect when I clicked connect. I went into the advanced settings tab and I think I enabled WMM and the card works just fine and has so ever since. Try tweaking one of the settings in the advanced settings tab. I wish I remembered exactly which setting I changed that made it connect. I was ticked off, so I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. Could not understand why two older cards worked perfectly and the newer one wouldn't. Changing the wireless card would be extremely problematic as you are limited to just the cards listed in the service manual and half the time the ones listed in the manual cause the notebook not to boot up until the card is removed. Also, if you can't get the Intel 5100 to work, you can forget any of the others listed working on W10. I am very sure that changing one of those advanced settings will allow the 5100 card to work.

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Acer Aspire 5930g laptop with Intel 5100 WiFi adapter. Been testing Win 10 Tech Preview, switched off WiFi via built-in system switch and since than it completely disappeared from the laptop. Which means when I press WiFi button on the laptop there's no light, the adapter itself is missing from the system ? even in hidden devices. But all the other buttons (Bluetooth, browser) work well. I've tried switching back to Win7, running WinXP from LiveCD, various Linux distribs ? no result. Tried other adapters (all of them Intel), it didn't help. Actually the system found Intel WiFi/WiMAX, but only WiMAX drivers were installed. Tried flashing BIOS, also didn't help. Been advised to install native ACPI utility with hardware buttons drivers. While trying to find it I stumbled upon a software called Acer Drivers Update Utility. It's a third-party software which scans devices and proposes to download driver updates for them. For some money.Yet while scanning it found the card (at least, listed it among devices). When I was scanning the laptop was connected via LAN, and after scanning Windows notificated about installing some bridge and PCI drivers. The button was working, and so was the WiFi card. The next day, when I opened my laptop (as far as I remember, I didn't switch it off then), WiFi disappeared again. I've tried reinstalling the system and repeat the "magic" with Update Utilty, but failed. Of course, I've tried force-installing the driver... Read more

Answer:Acer Aspire 5930g, Intel 5100 WiFi adapter DISAPPE...

Did you re-install Windows 7 via Acer erecovery? Jack E/NJ

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We're in hospital, she's I'll, I am 24/7 carer.

My Vostro 1720 connects promptly at home, WiFi or LAN.

Hospital has public use WiFi provided on each floor. Transmitter has TP-Link on the cover and twin aerials.

The Vostro can see transmitters for 4 floors, the signals come & go and, regularly disappear.

2 iPads & an iPhone stay connected unless, the signal disappears, in the same room. Signals are described as excellent or good.

The Vostro when I bring it in, after using at home,connects automatically. Twice has reached the stage when all 3 links I can see with a decent signal, can't connect, sometimes get asked for the password, run trouble shooter multiple times with no success. First time internet connection worked for 2 days, 2nd time for an hour, then couldn't log on to any link.

I'm puzzled why the Vostro doesn't hold the connection and the IOS devices do.

Public holiday over in a couple of days and I plan to catch the lady chief of the hospital and the IT manager.

I would be most grateful for queries, comments or, references to help in these encounters.

Thank you and regards

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We're in hospital, she's I'll, I am 24/7 carer.

My Vostro 1720 connects promptly at home, WiFi or LAN.

Hospital has public use WiFi provided on each floor. Transmitter has TP-Link on the cover and twin aerials.

The Vostro can see transmitters for 4 floors, the signals come & go and, regularly disappear.

2 iPads & an iPhone stay connected unless, the signal disappears, in the same room. Signals are described as excellent or good.

The Vostro when I bring it in, after using at home,connects automatically. Twice has reached the stage when all 3 links I can see with a decent signal, can't connect, sometimes get asked for the password, run trouble shooter multiple times with no success. First time internet connection worked for 2 days, 2nd time for an hour, then couldn't log on to any link.

I'm puzzled why the Vostro doesn't hold the connection and the IOS devices do.

Public holiday over in a couple of days and I plan to catch the lady chief of the hospital and the IT manager.

I would be most grateful for queries, comments or, references to help in these encounters.

Thank you and regards

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Hey guys firstly thanks for taking the time to read my thread.

Recently completed a custom install of Windows 7 64bit version. Have installed all the Windows updates and drivers from HP.

My wireless adapter will connect to my network with static ip address set manually but the 'automatically detect settings' option will not work and I receive the message "Unidentified Network" in the task bar.

Any help will be appreciated.

_______

**SOLUTION**

1. Reset router and apply settings again. (**Remember to write down any user names and passwords used for your ISP**)

2. Use WPA2-PSK security rather than WPA

3. Connect to network using network password

Answer:Intel Wifi Link 5100 Wireless issue with Win7 install

When I turn on the auto settings I see it comes up with some wacky ip address that isn't even in the range of my network

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I have tried updating the driver several times.  I am at the most recent version of the driver, 13.3.0.24, and it is still not present as an option.  All I see is EAP-MSCHAPv2 and SmartCard or other certficate.  I do not have any of the Intel ProSet or ThinkAdvantage apps to manage wireless.  I tried to get rid of the vendor cruft.  Was that a mistake?

Answer:Thinkpad T400, Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN Adapter, and Cisco PEAP

Yes, Alharaka. It appears you've uninstalled the Intel ProSet wifi software that enables the wifi card

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We have fairly new HP DV7T laptops, with the internal Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN card..

We have been through 3 access points at this point, i just now confirmed that i dont think our issue is access point related, at least not the type etc...

Frequently these laptops will suddenly not find ANY networks (wireless ones) to connect to..

Other laptops (dell, asus, iphones) still work fine during these periods.

I've tried playing with configuration settings on the nic itself with no luck.

Currently we have a Dlink Dap-2553 access point.. set to the 2.4ghz mode (since we still have devices that need 2.4ghz)..

I'm not sure what to do to prevent this from happening, short of using express cards, which we dont want to do..

Anyone else ran into this?

Thanks
 

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I have had a Linksys BEFW11S4 Version 4 Wireless router for quite some time.  It works like a champ and I have one Laptop wired to it and a second using Wireless working just fine.  Recently, I received a new ThinkPad W500 Laptop with an Intel WIFI Link 5100 AGN wireless network adapter.  The older laptop (ThinkPad T60p) that works just fine with the router uses a11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter by Atheros.  However, the NEW laptop (the W500) with the Intel Adapter fails to connect to the Router.  It will either indicate a failure while "Waiting for Association" or it will indicate a failure when waiting to "renew IP Address".  Sometimes, it will show a signal strength close to ZERO (Even as the older laptop with the other adapter is showing a signal strength close to 100%) When I called Linksys support, I was told that the facts that the Router (a) works find with the wired Laptop and (b) works fine with the 11a/b/g NEtwork Adapter and (c) works fine when WIRED to the new laptop all indicate that the problem is NOT with the router at all -- but with the Network Adapter.  Can anyone tell me what has to be adjusted in the Adapter settings?  Right now, I am using IBM Access Connections for BOTH of the wireless laptops.  I have made sure to set IDENTICAL values for SSID and WEP (128-bit) [static] password.  I have also ensured that all OTHER settings are the same for the two laptops.  Yet, in... Read more

Answer:Intel WIFI Link 5100 AGN Network Adapter does not recognize Linksys Wireless Router

I would like to add some information that I left out that MAY be crucial here.On the NEWER ThinkPad, I am using Access Connections 5.02.  At work, the wireless adapter works properly and I am able to use the Intel Adapter.It is only at home where I have the Linksys Router that I have a problem.I also noticed that when I looked at the Wireless Driver Properties, there was NO tab for "wireless" -- which I would have expected to see....Instead there are only TWO tabs... one for "General" and one for "Advanced"... Just like what you would see for an EthernetAdapter..... this all looks a bit weird to me.....As I did not configure this laptop, I do not know if the Hotkey and Power Manager were installed BEFORE the Access Connections or not.... any ideas? TIA --Zvi

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I'm currently using Window XP Professional on my Lenovo Y430.  Everytime I connect to the internet, it randomly freezes up my Wifi.  Sometimes it would take 10 mins or sometimes it takes 2-3 hrs for it to freeze up.  When that happens, I lose connection to the internet and I can't double click to view my status.  I basically can't do anything with the wifi at all and it just seems to be stuck.  I would have to restart my laptop and connect to the internet again.  It is getting really annoying.  I uninstall ReadyComm cause it wasn't working right.  It seem to conflict with the Windows wireless connection.  When I first bought this laptop, I had Vista and I was already having that problem.  At first, I thought it was just Vista that's screwing up.  When I was using Vista, it was worst.  Everytime the wifi freezes (which was every single time), I can't just restart the laptop but I have to uninstall and reinstall the Driver.  It was a Pain.  Please Help!! It's getting sooo annoying. What can I do to make my wifi stay connected without freezing up?

Answer:WiFi Problem on my Y430.... HELP!!

first thing I'd do is make sure the hardware id (found in the device manager in the properties for your device) actually matches the driver installed on it.

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Hi. I have a lenovo y430 running on Vista Home Premium that's with me for 5 months now. It's internet connection has been functioning properly until 2 days ago. I had connected to a public wifi connection and a dial up connection with no problem at all on that day. Then yesterday, for some reason, I cannot connect to the internet, either by using the dial up modem or by wifi. I tried to use the dial-up connection, it would say it connected, but I would receive no data and I could not open any website at all. When I tried using a public wifi connection(places I usually go to and connect), it would say it connected LOCALLY, but there is no connection to the internet (I tried using wifi at different places with the same result). So far, I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling both modems and ethernet and wifi drivers, I have tried the windows diagnostics, and have done a system restore to a point 3 days before with no luck. Any idea what could the problem be? I'm starting to think it might be a hardware problem...

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Heyi've just got my new Y430 and the wifi connection was freezing each few seconds... it was horrible.the tech support, and also in this forum, said to remove readycomm which causes this issue.done that - unsuccessfully..i installed vista from scratch from a copy I own, without LENOVO's software installed, and vista didnt recognized anything of course couse its all new.so i started downloading the drivers from  lenovo's site, one by one, and the wifi was working perferctly (the wifi and graphics i got from INTEL).apperantly, i got the connection problem again... i was shocked... i removed the POWER MANAGEMENT application and it was working again! the OPWER MANAGEMENT was making all those problems!!!anyway, I have another problem, which i cannot solve.i accidently deleted the rescue partition with the drivers, and now I have 2 UNRECOGNIZED DEVICES in the hardware. one of them - the vista said to me its Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. couse i removed the management, maybe the driver was connected.where can i install it from? or maybe i shouldnt couse this driver does all the problem?and another unrecognized device i have no idea what to do with it.can anyone tell me what hardware he has related to the computer? (not the generic etc...) thank you!













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Answer:Y430 wifi problem fixed... ill tell you how! and also need a little help in something

Hi.Yep, virtual power controller is actually 'somehow' connected with power controller driver and software you removed. Regarding another device - please post it's device codes here. You can find some in it's properties tab in device manager. Something like PCI\VEN_8086&\DEV_... etcMessage Edited by skripatch on 10-25-2008 01:46 PM





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Hi, for a long time now I have been having problems with my wireless.  Every now and then, my wireless connection will just completely drop but only for a second or two.  This disrupts anything that I am trying to do (webpage loading, games, messenger applications, job application processes, etc) and I can't seem to isolate the problem.  Other people at home haven't told me of any sudden, short internet drops. I have the newest drivers according to the device manager and have updated most of the relevant drivers from the Lenovo website.  I am running windows 7 64 bit. Thanks if anyone can suggest where the problem is coming from

Answer:IdeaPad U550/Intel 5100 AGN wireless problem

un-install readycomm application first then try again.

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I stil use very old Toshiba A350D. Notebook works fine with Office, internet browsing and other light task.
But last days i notice a problem with wifi connection. Well, the card constantly switches off automatically. I use Intel Wifi ProSET tool and Windows 7 system tools.
Windows 7 indicator shown no avilable connections and ProSET indicator shown wifi disabled and ask for turn on wifi with hardware switcher, when hardware switcher (mechanical slider with LED on front) is in the 'on' position and LED flashes.

When this happens, the wifi card is still detected in the Windows device manager. I reinstalled all drivers, but this didn't fix the problem.
The card can be switched on and off several times per minute, but most often when the card is turned off it is hard to activate it again.

Fn + F8 works well, if WiFi Link works properly himself.

Is there still someone who remembers this model and met with such behavior?

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I stil use very old Toshiba A350D. Notebook works fine with Office, internet browsing and other light task.
But last days i notice a problem with wifi connection. Well, the card constantly switches off automatically. I use Intel Wifi ProSET tool and Windows 7 system tools.
Windows 7 indicator shown no avilable connections and ProSET indicator shown wifi disabled and ask for turn on wifi with hardware switcher, when hardware switcher (mechanical slider with LED on front) is in the 'on' position and LED flashes.
When this happens, the wifi card is still detected in the Windows device manager. I reinstalled all drivers, but this didn't fix the problem.
The card can be switched on and off several times per minute, but most often when the card is turned off it is hard to activate it again.
Fn + F8 works well, if WiFi Link works properly himself.
Is there still someone who remembers this model and met with such behavior?

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I ordered an SL500, and selected Wifi 5100, yet when I checked the device manager in vista, it said 5100 AGN.  So what's the difference?  And if there's no difference, why do they allow you different selections: 5100 vs. 5100AGN on the lenovo website when you customize your thinkpad laptop?Message Edited by lenovousersl500 on 12-11-2008 03:01 PM

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Hi there, Does anyone knows if this will work ? I'm planning to change the 5100 AGN card with an old Intel 2200 model because I want to play with OSX86 on my X200. -- Shay

Answer:Replacing my Intel 5100 AGN card with a Intel 2200 (X200 Thinkpad)

Not possible. The Intel 5100 is mini PCI-e while the 2200 is just plain mini PCI. Completely different slot.





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My laptop is Lenovo Y400 with intel 3945ABG default. I have a Intel 4965AGN mini-pci card so I want upgrade wireless card of my laptop. But when I replace intel 3945AGB with intel 4965AGN, I can't use it. In window7 I still see intel 4965AGN adapter in Network Connection, but wifi led is off. Press Fn + F4 does not turn on it. I can find any wireless network to use. So how to config Intel 4965AGN working with my laptop? Sorry for my poor english!

Answer:wifi card Intel 4965AGN doesn't work with lenovo Y400!?

can anybody help me

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Our company has several T410i 2522-P38 notebooks with Intel 5150 WiFi/WiMAX cards, all still running XP. Recently I had to reinstall OS on one machine. There was a minor problem that Lenovo support site download page for this machine offers Intel WiMAX 6205 instead of 5150, but I have driver package stored. However, after installing OS, drivers and Lenovo packages I've found that in Fn+F5 window I see only Bluetooth adapter, WiFi and WiMAX don't appear, yet they are correctly shown in Device Manager and WiFi works (couldn't check WiMAX). This is not first time I face such problem, so I tried to solve it in usual way: uninstalled and reinstalled Hotkey package and drivers (Power Management driver and WiFi), tried several different versions of drivers and Hotkey - all to no success. Whatever I was doing, only BT was seen in Fn+F5. Finally I ended up reverse-engineering Hotkey, and got quite unexpected result: it simply doesn't know WiFi driver present on the notebook. Hotkey package (namely, TpFnF5.exe file which creates Fn+F5 window) has a hard-coded list of known adpater Hardware IDs. Intel WiFi Link 5150 present on the notebook has ID VEN_8086&DEV_423D&SUBSYS_13168086, while closest match in the list was VEN_8086&DEV_423D&SUBSYS_13118086. As an experiment, I've patched TpFnF5.exe to replace "13118086" with "13168086", and voila - WiFi appears in Fn+F5, and can be switched on and off! I've checked TpFnF5.exe from several different versions of Hotkey ... Read more

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Question: Intel 5100 AGN

I have an ASUS U81A laptop (Win 7 Home) with the Intel 5100 AGN wireless chip in it. Two days ago the wireless refused to turn on. The hotkeys to turn it on display the usual "tower" icon for the wireless but wont turn it on. In the last day I have completely reset my computer with the F9 reset and I have also reinstalled all the drivers for the chip as well as the ASUS wireless console 3 utility and the ATK driver for the hotkeys. As recommended in another post by another member I installed the Xirrus WiFi Inspector. When trying to hit the enable button it says it enables it but the card is still not on and won't detect networks. Also the device manager recognizes that the card is there. I'm at a loss of what to do next. I heard that some people have had luck covering pin 20 on the card with clear tape (supposedly that is the pin that controls the on/off capability forcing the card always on). Has anyone had luck with this?
 

Answer:Intel 5100 AGN

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Hello, Is there any way to enable VT on the Lenovo Y430?I'm running the P8600 processor which is VT capable, but Lenovo doesn't provide this option in the BIOS. Having said that, I tried upgrading to the latest BIOS version since they said the Y430 was Windows 7 Upgrade Capable...apparently that isn't the case since it can't support XP mode  i saw the thread for the Y550, however I doubt it applies to the Y430... Can anybody assist me? Thank you!













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Answer:Y430 and Intel VT Technology

Anybody?

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Question: intel 5100 on t500

So it seems the adapter is acting up.  It sees networking n linux it refuses to obtain an ip adress.  Windows 7 sees the network will connect sometimes but has a slooooooow connection and sometimes won't load the page.  Other times it won't connect.  I use another computer on same network and the internal adapter works fine.  It seem's other people are reporting the same problem. Has anybody heard of this problem or have a possible fix?













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Answer:intel 5100 on t500

Yes i had a similar issue with this card in my T400 and X200. It is a hardware problem with the intel wireless card.

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Hi, I recently installed Windows 7 and I have been experiencing slow internet speed ever since.  I have already updated the drivers for both network adapters (Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN ver 12.4 1.4 and the Intenl 82567LF Gigabet Network Connection ver 10.0.2.2).  I used to be able to recieve 6mb/s for downloads, but now it has been reduced to less than 1 mb/s. Here is my speed test:  http://www.speedtest.net/result/616886714.png  Are there other drivers or software that I need to update to get my speed back? Thanks

Answer:T400 Intel 5100 AGN help!

Probably completely unrelated but maybe not... I just put a test install of Win 7 Pro 64 on my T400 w/Intel 5100.  It was running Vista Biz 64 and working fine with my Linksys N router.  With '7 it wouldn't see the router most of the time, would occasionally see it and associate sometimes, and always drop in a few seconds. The "fix" was to enable QoS in the router.  Absolutely no idea why. Z. 

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just bought the SL500 and am not sure why the connection speed is so shotty. i'm connecting to a LINKSYS WRT54GX4 802.11g @2.4ghz. the max i'm getting outta this connection is 54Mbps but usually much less...20Mbps or less. this router is capable of 100Mbps on 802.11g 2.4ghz and i connect at this speed with my wireless PCI adapter (same make and model) 5 floors away in my desktop. am i limited to these speeds on 802.11g?? thanks...m 

Answer:Intel AGN 5100 thru-put on SL500

My connection speed problems are far far worse. I have an old Buffalo bg AP, and it's very strange. I get good responsiveness on accessing web pages, but speeds of 2.5kbps on downloading files. Any clues? I tried disabling n, I tried a whole bunch of different settings on the WLAN device, but I can not get anywhere close to reasonable download speeds. Is it a conflict between Access Connections, and Windows Network Control? It kind of feels that way, but I'm not done investigating yet.

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Hi, I've recently purchased Lenovo Y430 with Intel P8400 2.2Ghz processor.   I use Gentoo Linux X86_64, though I have Vista installed. One of the main criteria was the support of Virtualization extentions, which my Intel P8400 has. (# cat /proc/cpuinfo shows the "vmx" flag) When I tried to use Kernel Virtual Machine (Linux KVM), modprobe kvm-intel said:"kvm: disabled by bios"  Some vendors disable kvm by bios, but left an option in the bios to enable it.I didn't found one in my Lenovo.  So I'm disappointed and surprised._WHY_  does Lenovo need to disable virtualization extentions by bios?Can any bios update be made so bios can enable vmx?If no, are there any bioses with such an unlocked option?If no, are there any tools to enable vmx instead of the bios?  Thanks. =========================================================== The solution is here (great thanks to middleton):http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Y430-virtualization-Intel-VT-SOLVED/td-p/... 

Answer:IdeaPad Y430 and Intel VMX [SOLVED]

bump ;-[

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Lenovo Y430 has Phoenix-based BIOS. Therefore Y430 owners can use this procedure for Y550 to activate Intel VT.Note that you have to change two variables for the latest BIOS Version 0BCN60WW (V3.16): (0366) [0001](0369) [0001] If you cannot find the variable in text file, then type it by yourself.

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My wife's Sony Vaio notebook VGN CS320J (Vista 64 bit Home Premium) would not connect wirelessly on a consistent basis (reboot, drop-offs etc) I downloaded latest driver from Sony website & now it doesn't see any wireless networks (mine or neighbors) while my other notebooks Dell (vista) & Gateway (XP) see & connect fine. Any ideas?

Answer:Intel 5100 AGN does not see wireless network

Hi,

Are these your driver versions for your hardware?

Sony eSupport - VGN-CS320J/P - Software Updates & Drivers

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I am trying to update the graphics drivers for my laptop using the intel driver update utility to fix a problem with a game that I am playing (Overwatch). However when I try to use the facility it says that I have to use drivers that are from HP. How do I obtain these HP drivers or how can I use the drivers directly from Intel?

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I have had a lot of problems with my wireless 5100 on my ASUS laptop. I have downloaded all the most recent drivers and just recently i started get lag spikes during games almost every 60 seconds, making them very hard to play. I also tried the WLAN Optimizer. any help would be appreciated

Answer:Intel 5100 Wireless lag spikes?

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I have a u350 w/ windows 7 and I'm getting poor wifi speed, packet loss, and disconnections. I have a good Cisco AP (802.11g) that works well with my two other laptops.  Typically sitting side by side, the other laptops will be at 54 or 48 mbps and will download a 700mb file about twice as fast from a local file server.  I've had the ap and other laptops for months and never got disconected in my own house before, but I have lost signal multiple times with the u350. I also bought a crappy linksys wrt610n to go with the new u350, none of my other devices support N so I set this thing up exclusively for the u350.  I typically get speeds anywhere from 2-5mbps on the N AP but sometimes as high as 24mbps.  I've played with various settings on the AP such as 5ghz only, 2.4ghz, or both at the same time, but it's pretty crappy and slower than G every time. Because I have the two APs, and the other laptops, I'm pretty sure it's just the u350 that's screwed up.  Forgetting the 802.11n, I would be happy if I could use the u350 with my Cisco G without getting disconnected and dropping packets left and right. Is it possible I have a bad wi-fi card or could it be just a software problem?  I've tried both the lenovo driver and the newer intel/microsoft one and they both have this issue.













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Answer:u350 / Intel 5100 AGN problems

Disregard this, I took it apart and found one of the antenna cables was loose.  Now I'm getting 54mbps on G and 216mbps on N.

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  since my last post got no where with getting wpa to work, it looks like i'm gonna have to replace the card. does any one know what cards are compatable with the sl410. will this GIGABYTE GN-WS32L 802.11n Wireless Half Mini PCI-E card work ? are all the pcie mini slots the same ?













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Answer:replacement cards intel 5100

Hi beyond_grimm,I think the wireless cards mentioned on page 152-153 in the following manual are the only ones supported:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73322 Also, bear in mind only lenovo approved cards get passed by the BIOS, i.e. I think they have to be bought directly from lenovo or resellers who claim they would work cent percent in your thinkpad, there are many on ebay who sell lenovo approved compatible cards.Hope it helps. 





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Hi, I am connecting to a Netgear WNR34BV2 using a 5100AGN. The wireless mode set on the router is "270 mbps" out of the possible choices of 54,130 and 270.

I am using AES encryption. Latest drivers installed for the 5100agn and the latest firmware too. What am I doing wrong?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
Wireless card: Intel 5100AGN
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461899 MB, Free - 210885 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C234M, A07, .DTMZWK1.CN486439AU0860.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Intel 5100 AGN only connecting @ 54mbps

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I've been reading other similar posts for weeks and I still haven't found a permanent solution. I updated my Intel 5100 drivers to the latest (13.0.0.107) and have tried ALL previous ones. I still am having BIG issues with my connection to the linksys router. Yes I have it set to maximum performance, yes I've tried disabling IPV6, and I still have gotten nowhere. It connects normally through wire and other laptops connect flawlessly on wifi.

Also, I'm having problems with power management. First, when I put my laptop to sleep or hibernate, it never prompted me for the login password even though the option was on. Then I tried disabling and re-enabling it which I believe solved the problem. And when I change one of the plan options, like changing the "turn screen off" time and "dim screen" time and "put to sleep" time, the changes never apply (maybe they do after a reboot). When I close t he screen lid, sometimes it goes to sleep, other times it hibernates, and sometimes it just freezes. It's been one hell of an experience with Win 7 and this is already the RTM, so can anyone PLEASE tell me what's going on?

Thank you for you help, and sorry for the long post

Answer:Intel 5100 Limited Connection. When will this end?

Anyone? I also just tried turning off the "Allow pc to turn off wireless card to save power" option in power management but this hasn't solved the problem. The problem is really taking place half if not most of the times i try to connect.

Thanks in advance

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Question: Y430 No WiFi

Hello i got my ideapad y430 2 weeks ago and suddenly the wifi does not work. The computer says that my wifi is turned off but it isnt. the light for the wifi isnt on either. i checked teh device manager and the hardware seems to be fine. can anyone give me any suggestions? should i return it to lenovo?

Answer:Y430 No WiFi

i have the same the problem. my wifi connection was working for atleast 5 months already and just yesterday it mysteriously could not connect (or could not find a signal).  i already uninstalled readycomm and modified the power management.  wifi still does not work. any help will greatly appreciated. thanks in advance

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Hi, Can anyone tell me if its possible to add intel flash memeory to my y430? I believe I have a PCIe slot open and intel flash memmory goes in the PCIe slot, but I haven't been able to find any good documentation on this.  For 50 bucks I feel liket it could be a good upgrade. Also has anyone tried to add a graphics card? Thanks,

Answer:y430 - Adding Intel Flash Memory

It is not possible to add Videocard to Y430. It's possible in theory to change discrete videocard in it but on practice you'll not be able to find one surely compatible.





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Hi all, I'm having issues with the wifi in my SL400. Some days, the Fn+F5 program won't see it at all, and I'll have to turn it on via Mobility Center, or it will see it. If and when I do turn it on to connect to a network, I can't access the internet. I've tried various possible connections, and it doesn't seem to work, whether it be through Access Connections or Network and Sharing Centre. Is there any solution to this, or do I have a dodgy wifi card? Cheers, Douglas

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So let's start at the beginning.  Whenever I recieved my T400 a couple of days ago, I immediatly could not get the network card to work correctly.  By that, I mean I could not connect to the internet through my wireless network.  After some snooping around on this site and the internet, I discovered that the ThinkVantage software could be to blame. I unistalled the ThinkVantage software, and updated to Intel's latest driver.  This helped;  I can atleast get on the internet now.  However, it is very shoddy.  Whenever I am connected, I am fine.  Getting connected is sometimes the problem.  Generally, whenever the system boots, I only have a "Local" network connection.  After a series of Window's diagnostic  runs, I can usually get it to connect to the internet.  A couple of times, just letting the computer sit for a while will get it to connect.   To add to the problem, most of time after the computer awakes from sleep mode, the internet connection is gone.   I love the laptop except for the wireless problem.  Please help. Thanks. 

Answer:Internet connectivity Problems with Intel 5100

Also, the internet connection cuts out while I am browsing.  What is strange is, the little globe on the network connection will go away.  Whenever I run a diagnostic, it pings out just fine and the little globe pops back up.  However, whenever I try and go to a webpage, nothing happens, I get an error saying the server is down, and the little globe goes away.  I may run this cycle 3 or 4 times before the internet acutally comes back on.

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OS: happend both on Vista Home Basic and XP SP3Machine: X200Driver:happened both with Lenovo pre-install and Intel new driverhappened both w/ or w/o Access ConnectionWireless Router:ordinary router that I used for a few years. all other notebook/desktop works fine with it.Problem:1) sometimes the network just stops working, though the icon may still indicate connection2) sometimes after standby the network cannot resume without rebootingWhat's done, and doesn't seem to make difference:Disable power saving in the property sheet of wireless adapter, in device managerDisable power saving on wireless in Lenovo Power ManagerAny insight?Thanks.

Answer:Intel 5100 stop working occasionally

I have same problem and done everything tech support could tell me and they sent someone and changed the card but still have same problem. After many calls to tech and sale I had to order and pay for a new machine and they are suppose to take this back. Although I paid for new machine I have not received return authorization yet.

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Tosbhia Satellite L305-S5946 with Windows Vista Home Premium. Intel Proset Wireless 5100 chipset of course.

Intel Proset Wireless 12.4.3.0 series
Linksys WRT150N Wireless Router

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The laptop is only a month or two old and so far its acted up like this once before. I was able to fix it then but can't for the life of me remember how, pretty sure I just disabled/enabled the wireless in device manager and it started working again.

I was playing around on the internet earlier and for the most part it was fine. At times it would hang while loading a page, I assume because it temporarily lost connectivity, then would load the page as usual once it caught back up.

But then while playing Battlefield: Heroes the game started giving me "Problem With Your Connection" errors like mad. At first I chalked it up to the game but then realized it had been playing fine for the past two weeks until today (and as far as I can tell, there were no major updates over night).

So I turn the wifi on/off using A) the front switch B) the FN shortcut and C) going into device manager and disabling the hardware. None of these have done anything.

When I try to run Intel's included Manual Diagnostics tool it gets to 'Radio Test' and gives me the message "Software Radio is OFF." After a search on google I ended up at Intel's site and they suggest using either A) the task bar icon to turn the radio back on (do not have nor have ever seen th... Read more

Answer:Intel Proset Wireless 5100 Problems

You want the latest Intel driver from Toshiba's web site. Sometimes the motherboard or system manufacturer has to modify Intel's "raw" driver or software for system compatibility.

Do you have a LED (I think red on a Toshiba) that indicates whether the wireless is on or off? If so, is it changing when you toggle the switch?
 

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I have a Lenovo Y430 laptop. I use windows xp sp3, driver Intel Wireless WiFi Link Driver download on the home page of the lenovo wifi in the company to start work, but the company's wireless sensor installation password has letters (az) and numbers (0 -9), my laptop detected when connected to wifi but can not type in the password is the word, just type the password number. Does anyone know why this is not so, please help me how to fix it. I also installed the driver but have not been back. the same company you used dell laptop hp and still use the wifi. thanks everyone!

Answer:anyone help me with wifi and the driver of the Y430

remove readycomm if installed then try again.

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Hello all,
I am having an issue with my wireless internet connection. It has worked well for 5 years, but a few days ago I suddenly lost connectivity. Checked the wireless switch on my Dell 1737 laptop, good. Replaced my Intel 5100 wireless card with a new one. It is not recognized by Device Manager, but the driver shows up under Control Panel, Programs. Tried just about everything. Do you think I am looking at an out of box hardware failure? I have checked and rechecked the seating and coaxial connectors to the new board. This one has me stumped. Any suggestions? Kind regards.
 

Answer:Intel 5100 wireless card issue-Vista 32

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Reading that the 5300 has a better distance.  Anyone know if its compatable to swap out an abgn with this? I would guess it has to be purchased via Lenovo so the Bios will read the card. tnx

Answer:Intel PRO/Wireless 5100/5300 AGN compatable with T61P ?

the T61p BIOS does not have the 5100/5300 whitelisted.

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There have been a number of threads on here about those of us who have had serious problems keeping wireless connections up. People have had this with both W500s and W700s, so I decided to comment in one thread for both. In my own case my brand new factory fresh W500 (XP Pro) was dropping every 5 minutes requring a reset. I called Lenovo Support and they walked me through mutiple driver updates/reinstalls until we reached the point where the wireless quit working and in typical help desk fashion they threw up their hands and said "OS Wipe". So, back to factory fresh I went, and I started researching on my own. Several people on here had some luck turning off bits of the wireless functionality (such as disabling "N", Power Management, Packet Burst and other advanced features). That did help slightly, and the disconnects went from once every 5 minutes to once every 15 minutes or so, but still enough to make it unusable as a Work Machine which is supposed to be putting bread on the table not locking up in the middle of the most crucial operation. I really didn't want to go back to Lenovo Tech Support and start again going through the scripts for network repair because it's clear there's something fundamental going on here, and not something that can be solved by a help desk flow chart, and we all know that the help desk will read from the script until your ears bleed. I started casting my net wider, (Try google and Intel 5100 and 5300... Read more

Answer:INTEL 5100/5300 Network Dropouts/Disconnects

Installing the latest Intel drivers as well as downloading new power management drivers on the IBM website http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-4GXPEG&velxr-la... eliminated virtually all of the "local only" connect and random drop out issues.  Power settings on the card were also changed to performance - highest, and roaming agressivness - lowest.  The only remaining issues as far as wireless goes are that 1) occasionally coming out of sleep mode the wireless card does not wake up.  Access Manager says it is on but there is no indicator light and it is not connecting to anything.  The second problem would appear to relate to the first as by turning the card off and on in Access Manager powers up the modem, it only connects locally and appears to not look for the WEP key in order to connect globally.  You need to disconnect, look for, and attach to your preferred network in order to see the world.  As an FYI, my W500 uses the Intel 5350 wireless card.  So, this is almost the way it is supposed to work but would like to hear any solution to problem #2.

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I am trying to enable the Intel VT in Lenovo Ideapad Y430. I could not see the Intel Virtualization option in the BIOS. Could anyone please help me on how to enable the Intel VT in Y430? Thanks,DMK

Answer:Lenovo Ideaoad Y430 Enabling Intel VT (Virtualization Technology)

Hi Dendukuri,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that if the ?Intel Virtual Technology? is not displayed under ?configuration? tab of BIOS this indicates the processor will not support this feature, however below are the links to download the tools that will check if the VT can be enabled in the processor:
 

The Intel Processor Identification Utility
Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi, I just bought y430 from circuit city a week back. Everything about this notebook is really good....but i've been having some problem with the wifi. the problems are: 1. the wifi constantly goes to limited connetivitiy...and the internet  stops workin'....2. sometimes even if i haven't turned off the wifi..it can't find any network at all...just says..there is not wireless network available...... I always have to restart the computer when it happens....3. the wifi light indicator at times flashes on off on off... Any help will be really appreciated. THnak you !  

Answer:y430: Is it only me who's havin' problems with the wifi??

i heard about that problem in a forumthe fix is simply to uninstall lenovo readycomm 

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Have Y430 Ideapad. Things were great until yesterday when suddenly wifi stopped working, in the sense it's not detecting my wifi modem. I checked bluetooth it worked fine.The light that turns red and pink while on wifi now is glowing RED alone! Any ideas whats wrong and please suggest ways to sort this out please! Tried reinstalling drivers from lenovo website. Did the one key recovery, it said some files corrupted and said its all fixed but still the same problem! Im tethering my mobile's wifi with laptop now :-(  Read somewhere uninstall Lenovo readycom...tried that too!

Answer:Y430 WIFI not working but Bluetooth does!

Hello Krizany,
 
Check the issue by pressing Fn + F5 to enable or disable the Wireless. Also switch off the Wireless switch from the front side and then turn it on again. I request you to download and install the Updated Wireless driver, Energy management driver and at last most importantly Update the BIOS of your system from the below mentioned web link according to your Operating System.
http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/sg/en/driversdownloads/APR_Driver_List.aspx?CategoryID=11&OS=0
 
Kindly check that you need to download and install the correct driver for your Wireless Card.
 
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Hi- I have been having issues connecting to Wireless networks with my Ideapad Y430 that I bought in Dec 2008.1. It has trouble finding wireless networks unless it is really close to it.2. Even when it finds it, it won't connect if I am not close enough. So even on my own wireless network at home, I can only connect in certain areas of the house but not everywhere, which defeats the purpose... And this is not a big house. How can I fix this? PS: I did uninstall ReadyComm and it didn't make a difference. Thanks!M

Answer:Low wifi reception on Ideapad Y430

Try this: Open Network and Sharing Center then click on Change adapter settings on the left hand column. Right click on your wireless connection and select properties. Click on the Configure button and then select the Advanced tab and make your settings like this: 802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4 ------> Auto802.11n Channel Width for band 5.2 ------> Auto802.11n Mode ----> EnabledAd Hoc Channel 802.11 b/g -----> 11Ad Hoc Default Wireless Mode ----->0. 802.11b/gAd Hoc Power Management -----> DisabledAd Hoc QoS Mode -----> WMM EnabledFat Channel Intolerant -----> DisabledMixed Mode Protection -----> RTS/CTS EnabledRoaming Aggressiveness -----> 5. HighestTroughput Enhancement ------> EnabledTransmit Power -----> 5.HighestWireless Mode -----> 4.802.11b/g  

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Can I swap out the Intel Wifi 5100 AGN wireless card in my X301 thinkpad for a 5350? Will it give me substantially better range, throughput or stability? Do I need to install a 3rd antenna and how do I route it? Thanks

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Hi,  I just bought a T400 last month and installed Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) last week. The kernel version is 2.6.27 (right now it is 2.6.27-11.27). Most parts works wonderfully for me, yet I keep getting problems with the wireless card. Last week and this week I got the computer crashing on me when I was doing wireless-related stuff (mainly to bring up the wireless interface). First problem (Feb 5, 2009)  I was waking the computer up from sleep (suspend) and trying to disable/enable wireless, etc.Don't remember what I did; perhaps Fn+F5 and other keys as well. The computer suddenly hung by itself, and caps lock light blinking. I had to turn off the computer by holding the power switch.After start, the wireless behaving strangely:* before "ifconfig wlan0 up", the wireless light is off* after "ifconfig wlan0 up", the wireless light is on* after "ifconfig wlan0 down", the wireless light is off -- never like this before! Wireless light is usually always on all the time unless we press the Fn+F5 key.* connection to my wireless ESSID network is not working.* But in Vista the wireless connection is fine!* reboot with Linux doesn't help.I thought I was doomed for the wireless in linux. But when I used the hardware switch to turn off the wireless and turned it on again, the wireless suddenty worked again! But the wireless light behavior (turning off when I brought down the network interface) persists.  The second error (Feb 9, 2009)  I ... Read more

Answer:T400 with Intel 5100 : wireless-related crashes on Linux

Hi. I have exactly the same problem. I'm running Linux Mint 6 (64 bit) on my T400, which is a distribution based on Ubuntu 8.10. Everything works great apart from the system occationally freezing and caps lock light blinking.  Has only happened while I have been connected to wireless networks, so the problem may be wireless related, but I'm not sure. Just like you, I have found no traces of the error in logs.

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Hello, I have a connection speed problem, I'm not able to use the full 300Mbit bandwith provided by my D-link DIR8. The maximum speed I get is 130Mbit.D-link said to me that my Wlan card must support the 40Mhz channel width to work at this speed. I already updated the FW to the last one [12.2.*] and I setted up the channel width to auto but still don't work...Does the card support that speed??? You have any suggestion?? Thank you in advance!!Message Edited by impy on 04-04-2009 03:31 AM

Answer:X301 WiFi 5100 very slow

impy wrote:The maximum speed I get is 130Mbit.How exactly are you measuring that? It's quite usual to get a practical throughput which is only about one third of what the wireless technology advertises, so your result looks good.

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Maybe this problem is not the Mobile Intel 4 family express chipset but thw wireless card? I just received an R400 with the above intel media graphics accelarator. Unfortunately, when playing an game like Second Life, it completely locks up the laptop. When in wireless mode, the wirelss connection shuts down. There is no way to get it back without rebooting the computer. The same is true when connected by a LAN. I checked to make sure I have the latest driver for the chipset. As I am sure everyone is aware, millions of people use Second Life for work and play. Its too bad I cannot use this laptop. Any suggestions? Mac

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Hello everyone, I got one set "X200 7458CTO",there is Intel WiFi 5100 wireless card buildin machine.OS: Windwos XP SP3 the WiFi used works good for the first month, till one time i using sleep mode instead of shut-down mode at the night, then the second day when i boot my machine, the WiFi LED under LCD does light,(the wireless switch is always On), and the equipment got a yellow [?] in device manager, then i reboot machine(complete reboot, not sleep), it disappear in device manager, it's missing in my machine, looks like i didn't have this hardware equipment. then i reboot, it surprise me that it come back, and works good. this happen for serval times, and it happen more high frequency recently, even this WiFi card is gone for whole this week. btw:im using 12.4 version 5100 wifi driver from intel website also PROSet software installed on my machine.BIOS i have update to newest lease 3.08 version.Power manager/driver also is newest version 1.60Hotkey feature is the newest release on Lenovo website im guessing is the problem happen with power manager of 5100 anybody have any idea i can try,  any suggestion will be appreciatethanks for attention on my question,

Answer:x200 WiFi 5100 missing

alphalogin wrote:
 
im using 12.4 version 5100 wifi driver from intel website also PROSet software installed on my machine.

Have you tried uninstalling the Intel driver package and installing the Lenovo 5100 driver for the X200?
 
If not, you definitely need to try that toi see if the problem persists.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill

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Hi, First of all I need to tell you that I'm not US user I'm in Thailand. I bought Y430 without any OS. I installed VISTA 64 bits into this machine. Then I followed with tons of drivers in the DVD which came within the box. I mentioned that I don't have Veriface in the DVD so I downloaded it from Lenovo site. It's Veriface III. The installation and enroll process was good  but when I tried to log off the Veriface doesn't make any change for my log in page. The log in page is still the same as without Veriface installed. Do I have to do anything with it? ******I already checked  the box says: When logging on the computer, log on with face recognition? I already re-install/repair the program. One thing I'm quite confuse is I can't install Onekey recov (because I rearrange my partition -> I'll resolve this problem later) and I can' install the application for wireless connection from Lenovo (I can't remember the name) this one I don't know the reason. - just some hint. ****** what should I do next?  thanks for your help  













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Answer:[Plz help] VERIFACE doesn't show on my Y430 - VISTA 64

Simply said, Veriface is not supported in x64 Vista.





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My ethernet port is no longer working on my Y430. I plug in many cat5 cables and none of them cause the status LEDs to light up and there is no network connection detected in windows vista. I've downloaded and installed the latest drivers and it shows up fine in my device manager, however, it still doesn't work. I even did a clean install of vista and windows 7 with neither of the installs fixing the issue. I'm thinking I have a defective part. Any suggestions?

Answer:Y430 ethernet port doesn't work

Seems like some contacts lost connections in port itself - part should be replaced.





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