07-27-2011 11:11 PM
I bought an e420 a while ago and it came today. Before I even did anything, I popped in my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Disk and formatted the HD and installed windows. After going to the website and getting the drivers for the laptop, it seems that I am unable to install the WLAN Drivers. I've tried 4 or 5 times and then reinstalled windows and tried it again with no luck. Any Ideas?
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07-28-2011 03:47 AM
Do you have an intel card in there? If so, run intel's driver update utility and it should give you drivers for it.
07-28-2011 09:30 AM - edited 07-28-2011 09:30 AM
I ran the update and it gave me this:
|Current Driver Installed|
|This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates.|
07-28-2011 09:53 AM
Your machine could have 2 possible cards in there. An Intel or a Thinkpad. Do you know which one you have?
Is your wireless switch on? Did you install hotkeys?
Go into device manager in the control panel and see if there are any yellow tags on anything. If not, click on network adapters and tell me what it says for a wireless adapter.
07-28-2011 10:27 AM
I'm trying to find the email for the order that I placed, but I believe I have the ThinkPad b/g/n adapter, judging from the website. I cannot see a Wireless Switch on this system (Unless I'm extremely blind, which is possible haha) Under Network adapters I only have the "Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller," but I do have 4 things under "Other Devices": Base System Device, Network Controller (Something with this maybe?), PCI Simple Communications Controller, and Unknown Device
07-28-2011 10:42 AM - last edited on 08-16-2011 02:37 AM by Cleo_Lenovo
The easy way is to run system update and let it install your drivers for you. You'll need microsoft net framework 1.1 at least. I use net framework 3.5 sp1, stay away from net framework 4.0, i've heard of some problems that might or might not be fixed.
I'm not that familiar with your machine so I don't know if there's a wireless switch for it or not.
You might want to install hotkeys and you'll need the power manager driver. They'll be in system update.
07-28-2011 04:30 PM
That's great, I'm glad the easy way worked.
03-21-2012 02:53 PM
Hi Evelyn and welcome to the community,
A clean install? Unknown devices? Windows 7?