I recently purchased a T61 and have been using it to connect to my wireless router. It was working fine until it suddeny stopped working when I created a new location using a LAN cable connection through ThinkVantage . Now when I try to use the wireless connection, it tells me the wireless radio is turned off and that I need to turn it on. Clicking on the "Power On Wireless Radio" through ThinkVantage Access Connection doesn't help [Operating state: "Radio off"]. BTW, the wireless hard switch in the front of the laptop is turned on. Does anyone know what the problem may be? Thank you.
Wireless Adapter: Intel Wifilink 4965AGN T61, 6459CTO, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7500 @2.2 GHz, 4GB Ram,
Im sorry to say, but I think only uninstalling Access Connection Manager will help you there. Im sorry because the same thing happened to me, and so Im using Zero Configuration with XP. Ubuntu Linux has a nice profile based wireless utility though (Zero Conf. does also to a point).
Ok. I ran PC-Doctor 5 for Windows for the Wireless card and it passed all the tests without errors.
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (Network Card) 1. Wireless Connectivity Test 2. Wireless Signal Strength Test 3. Network Link Test 4. PCI Express Status Test
'YourOldBuddy', in a reply thread, suggested uninstalling the Access Connection Manager software and pointed the blame to 'Wireless Zero Configuration' [http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2004/06/63705]. Is it possible to reinstall Access Connection Manager. I did not receive any software disks with my laptop. Is there a setup.exe stored somewhere I can access and use to reinstall. Thank you for your help. And to 'YourOldBuddy' for chiming in.
I downloaded and installed the Access Connection, http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-61432. The results are still the same. I am unable to switch on the wireless radio through any means. This software seems to be unreliable and a hindrance for anyone wanting wireless connectivity in a laptop. Do you think uninstalling Access Connection completely and using WinXP's wireless software is the next best course of action? Thank you for your help so far "carbon_unit".
PS Let me repeat that the hardware switch in the front of the laptop is 'switched on' and that the wireless card itself passes PC doctor's diagnostics. I have been using my laptop's network adapter and cat cable (ethernet?) to access my internet service.