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eli80
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Wifi card 2200BG will not activate on X40

Hello,

 

I have bough a new wifi card for my X40 XP pro SP3, and it will not work. It does not show up in Device manager. Usually unrecognized hardware will show up with a question mark, but my wifi card is completely invisible to the system. I have tried all drivers I can think of from lenovo and also directly from intel. I also tried intels automatic drivers utility but the card was not recognized. I updated the chipset drivers from intel, but this did not have any effect. My bluetooth is working fine and can be activated/deactivated with Fn+F5.

 

The card is a WM3B2200BG which I bought second hand.

My X40 is a 2371-79G

Wifi is activated in bios.

 

Any suggestions are welcome!

 

Regards

eli80

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Re: Wifi card 2200BG will not activate on X40

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Hi ele80 and welcome to the community,

 

Are you getting any kind of error at startup? 1802?  Do you know if the card came out of a Lenovo?

 

Make sure the contacts are clean. Use a pencil eraser to clean them with if they are at all questionable.

 

Other than that, it sounds like you might have gotten a bad card.  How about your old card?  Does it still work?

 

Dave

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Re: Wifi card 2200BG will not activate on X40

Wow, that did actually work! Amazing. I guess the pins got oxidized from not being used for a long time. Thank you so much for your help!

 

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eli80

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Re: Wifi card 2200BG will not activate on X40

You're welcome, always try the simple stuff first, right?

 

Dave

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