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lain1289
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-11-2009
Location: California
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T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

For some reason the wireless Capability is turned off sometimes,

 

when I tried to search for wireless networks, it said that no networks are found even though I turned my wireless adapter on.  When diagosed, it says that my wireless capability is turned off. 

 

This happens randomly and I don't know what is wrong,

 

can somebody help?

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Tirith
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-30-2008
Location: USA
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Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

This happens to me, and its somewhat madding. Its a combo of not finding a wifi network to auto connect to and your power settings. If your in 'Energy Star' mode for instance, if it can't find a wireless network in X amount of time it just turns it off.  Try setting to 'Max Performance' and see if thats the issue.  I also recall seeing somewhere, can't recall off the top of my head if its Power mtg or wireless mtg that it can disable the wireless card to save power.  So far, I have never notice this happing when un AC power.  Although I don't often use wireless when on AC power.
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Bel_Ludovic
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-28-2009
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

Glad I'm not the only one. This happens to me too. I usually use the Windows diagnostics and repair facility, which tells me 'wireless is not switched on' (or words to that effect), and then fixes the problem by switching wireless back on. Still, it would be nice if it didn't happen in the first place.
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EagleKing
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-16-2009
Location: Boston, MA, US

Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

I had the same problem.  Here's how I solved it.

- Press the blue ThinkVantage key

- From "Resource Center" menu, click "Wireless" and then "Find Wireless Networks".  The Access Connections window will pop up

- Go to "Options" tab and uncheck the "Allow the wireless LAN radio to be turned off when inactive." box

 

Good luck.

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thebrattonbear
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-11-2009
Location: Los Gatos, CA
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Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

EagleKing,

 

You are a god. I cannot thank you enough. 

 

-The Bear

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jlemus85
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-08-2009
Location: New York
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Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

Just tried the above suggested by eagle, I hope this works because this irritates me on almost a daily basis!!!

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LANOgre
Posts: 286
Registered: ‎11-28-2007
Location: North Carolina, USA
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Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

The lesson here is that you can only have one wireless client software active.

 

If you want to use Windows to manage wireless, then uninstall Access Connections.

If you want to use Access Connections, don't create wireless connections through Windows, use Access Connections.  When Access Connections attempts to connect, it automatically turns on the wireless radio.  Windows wireless does not.

 

 

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jkoch
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-30-2009
Location: NJ
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Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

Thanks so much this had been happening to me as well and i finally searched how to fix it and found this!  Something similar also happened on another computer of mine and i found it was because the wifi card would turn off if it wasnt in use - in case anyone is stil having problems, go to the device manager and click on the properties of the wifi card and check the power management tab.

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joer80
Posts: 273
Registered: ‎12-16-2008
Location: Texarkana Texas
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Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

I have the same problem, but I have a t500.  Nothing I do fixes it, but a reboot.  :smileysad:

Thinkpad T500 - Intel Core2 P8400 (2.26GHz), 4 gigs of ram, 160GB/7200rpm hard drive, ATI 3650 GPU, WSXGA+ panel
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joer80
Posts: 273
Registered: ‎12-16-2008
Location: Texarkana Texas
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Re: T400 Wireless Capability Keeps Turning Off!

Mine just did it again.. I know it is not power related, because it does it while I am working.  I try turning my switch off and back on, I try disconecting and reconnecting, nothing works.  :\  Reboot fixed it though...

Thinkpad T500 - Intel Core2 P8400 (2.26GHz), 4 gigs of ram, 160GB/7200rpm hard drive, ATI 3650 GPU, WSXGA+ panel