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Re: Access Connections 4.52 upgrade: fails to detect any WiFi networks

2008-05-06, 11:26 AM
As an update I have made numerous efforts to back off 4.52, but have had no luck in getting any access connection level to work. I understand that software has problems, but to not have available,  current code -1 available, or a built in mechanism to automatically reload the last working level (where possible) leaves users in a situation where they have un-usable (for the most part) hardware, and must wait until Lenovo feels the problem is important enough to fix. Even though  base wireless functions work with  microsoft drivers, microsoft software does not support CISCO-LEAP as an authentication method which is key in some of the work I do.  
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Re: Access Connections 4.52 upgrade: fails to detect any WiFi networks

2008-05-06, 14:46 PM
I've been havign the same problems last few days after running TV Update. Fixes it today by downloading the AC 4.42 file from the support page. It's at the bottom, and it seems to be working fine.

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Re: Access Connections 4.52 upgrade: fails to detect any WiFi networks

2008-05-06, 16:11 PM
I have gone to the download and support page for my machine (T61p) and went to the Access Connections sections, it indicates a 4.42 level code and is a hot link to another page.  In clicking on the hotlink, it goes to the 4.52 page. So,  OK, maybe the code has just  been replace, but the page labels are inconsistent. I downloaded the package on that page which is 7TCX26ww.exe. and went the rounds on the install. The software in this package is still the 4.52 code, so same problem. If there is a 4.42 package out there I would like to know what the package name is, and how to access it.
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Possible solution

2008-05-07, 19:48 PM
FYI, there appears to be a solution.  As I said earlier, I also posted my initial posting on an internal IBM Lenovo forum and one of the contributors has just notified us that she has a working solution.  She said...

I just called IBM-SERV and here are the instructions they gave me.  Basically, they tell me to do the following.

1. Visit http://www.lenovo.com
2.  Search "MIGR-67853"
3. Download and update the following in this order.
     a.  Power Manager
     b.  ACPI Management Software
     c.  HotKey Utility
     d.  Wireless Driver (as appropriate to your model)
     e.  Uninstall Access Connections and any profiles.
     f.  Download, Reinstall Access Connections.
4. Click and pray.

It works. Sort of. It did crash once while trying to enter the WPA-SPK key for my home network. But when I did it a second time, it worked fine.

Next time I find myself at an IBM location, I'll try the LEAP authentication.


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Re: Access Connections 4.52 upgrade: fails to detect any WiFi networks

2008-05-07, 23:46 PM
Well that didn't work for me.

Now I do have it working. You do need to have all the other programs listed installed which I did but then found a later wireless driver which I had to force Windows to install.

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/7rwc09ww.txt





Message Edited by bobburney on 05-07-2008 05:48 PM
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Re: Access Connections 4.52 upgrade: fails to detect any WiFi networks

2008-05-08, 13:57 PM
Couldn't Lenove provide some auto-solutions for this problem?
 
I believe that everybody is tired with looking for solutions by his/herself...
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Re: Access Connections 4.52 upgrade: fails to detect any WiFi networks

2008-05-14, 12:32 PM
The problem lies with the driver installation usually.

Firstly, you have to use the Lenovo driver.  The person in the thread with the 9.0.4.39 driver?  Not the Lenovo driver.  The current is 9.0.4.37.  You can't use the driver directly from Intel with Access Connections.  Uninstall what you have and install the Lenovo driver.
Secondly, the Lenovo driver will install the AEGIS Protocol as part of the driver installation (So follow the installation instructions, no INF or "upgrade" drivers).  That has to be present and it has to be at the version that the installatin package will install. (Hence, the no INF installs).  For the 11.5.0.36/9.0.4.37 driver, that version is 3.7.5.0  If that is missing or the wrong version, you will have problem in Access Connections.

A good test for this is to do Fn+F5.  It should open a window showing the wireless cards (ne errors) and you should be able to turn the WLAN wireless radio on and off.  If it doesn't work, neither will it in Access Connections.

Note: This is for the Intel 2200, 2915, 3945, and 4965 cards in Lenovo systems. The Thimkpad/Lenovo and Broadcom wireless cards use different drivers, but still need to use the Lenovo driver.

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Re: Access Connections 4.52 upgrade: fails to detect any WiFi networks

2008-05-15, 12:53 PM
You don't have the correct driver installed.

From the README
Version            11.05.0 API (Package)
- 11.5.0.36
for Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
- 11.5.0.36
for Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
- 9.0.4.37
for Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

Talk about it above you in the thread...
http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Special_Interest_Utilities&message.id=676

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Re: Access Connections 4.52 upgrade: fails to detect any WiFi networks

2008-05-15, 14:34 PM
I appreciate the effort to get all this working, It appears that there is considerable interaction on various software components.  I have found that by changing individual componet levels to  try and fix this problem can cause additional issues, and it is very easy for the lay person to get confused and/or permanently lost, in getting this issue resolved.  May I suggest that instead of the ad-hoc fixes/solutions, Lenovo put together an integrated package (even some official, detailed doc) that will check/explain  the pre-req, and either perform the upgrade, or give detailed info/warnings on steps to take (or not to take/do)  to upgrade  Leaving AC 4.52 package available on the internet compounds the problem, as people will still take the package and install it, and may/may not have the network issue, but you will end up with more people frustrated at functions that used to work, but now do not.
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Re: Possible solution

2008-05-21, 19:22 PM
I followed the steps outlined and indeed, they did work -- I can now see the wireless networks.
 
Couple points:
I had to uninstall the current Intel Wireless adapter before running the Intel Wireless installer to repair the installation.
 
For the IBMer's in the audience, uninstalling and reinstalling the Access Connections blew away my profiles. I had to reinstall the WLAN bundle (which restores AC 4.41) to get the profiles back, but then I couldn't edit them.  So I reinstalled AC 4.52 (just as it recommends on the MIGR-67853 page) and now I can edit the profiles.
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