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fyrchck
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Registered: ‎04-07-2011
Location: Ft Worth, TX
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R50 Wireless problems

I had a virus on my laptop, a Thinkpad R50 Type 1830, and had to do a complete re-installation. The only problem is that the installation disk was not for the laptop, but instead for my desktop.
Ever since the virus infected my computer, I have not been able to add my network connection. In device manager, nothing shows up for a wireless network card. I assume this is what my problem is.
I have gone to the R50 age and downloaded every driver I could find. It still does not show any wireless adapter. There is more than one driver to download and not one of them works. I am clueless on how I can find out what kind of adapter is in this computer; I am not very tech savvy.
I do have a non-working R50 that if needed I can open up and take any needed parts, but I am thinking this is unnecessary.
I am beyond frustrated trying to figure this out, and will likely end up getting another refurbished laptop. But in the meantime if I could connect wirelessly, that would be great!
If I have downloaded all of the drivers on the website, why wouldn't it show up in my Device Manager? And there is something under "Other Devices" and has a huge yellow question mark. It is titled "Network Controller" I cannot figure out what this is to and how to get it working.

Can anyone help me??

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Vince69
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Location: Perth, Australia
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Re: R50 Wireless problems

Hello mate,

 

Install system update and let it find and install the missing driver.

 

for win 7 : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-73695

 

for win xp/vista : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-66956

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fyrchck
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Registered: ‎04-07-2011
Location: Ft Worth, TX
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Re: R50 Wireless problems

I installed it and there is still nothing under Network Adapters.  It just doesn't seem to want to work :smileysad:

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Re: R50 Wireless problems

What's the full 7-character model number of your R50?

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fyrchck
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Registered: ‎04-07-2011
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Re: R50 Wireless problems

1830Y1C if I am reading correctly.

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fyrchck
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Re: R50 Wireless problems

Problem solved!! I found the correct driver and clicked setup and all is good now..

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taleilokeni
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Registered: ‎08-15-2011
Location: new zealans
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Re: R50 Wireless problems

i have the same problem here..when i turn on my laptop, the wireless light does not come on..i have no idea of what to do after pressing the Fn n F2 keys at the same time. Also, i do not have anything else besides the laptop itself, is there something that i need to get so that i can access the wireless or what?? please help as i am new to this laptop internet thingy..i just can not seem to understand it at all, wether it has its built in wireless adapter or not, do i need to get one n install it?? am not sure..please help

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taleilokeni
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-15-2011
Location: new zealans
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Re: R50 Wireless problems

oh n my model is 1830-67M

hopefully someone can help..pleaseeeeee

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MPL
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Registered: ‎10-05-2011
Location: Denmark
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Re: R50 Wireless problems

 

I had same problem with a ThinkPad R50 (1829) and looking for help here to.. 

 

I to found the correct driver on my own.. !

 

The driver that solved my problem, is this..
 http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/1rwc89ww.exe

 

Hope this helps some one.. :smileyhappy: