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Thinkpad edge 14, ssd with fresh windows install, cant get wireless drivers

Iupgraded the ram and hdd to an ssd, but I cant seem to get the wireless drivers for it.  I dont have a LAN connection available, just WAN.  what are my options?

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Re: Thinkpad edge 14, ssd with fresh windows install, cant get wireless drivers

Here's a link for you.

http://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/ddfm/MIGR-74581.html#wireless

 

But you didn't have to install Windows by yoursefl.

You could get the Recovery Media from your HDD, and use those disks to install on your ssd.

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Re: Thinkpad edge 14, ssd with fresh windows install, cant get wireless drivers

Hi and welcome to the forum!


What is 7 character product number of your Edge 14? It looks like 2668-KHU and can be looked up from the back sticker.


Your best option is to download the driver using a computer which has internet access, and then copy it to your Edge using USB drive or CD etc. Drivers can be found here:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-74581.html


Different configurations have different wireless cards, the 7 character product number will help determine it.


Keep us informed.

 

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Re: Thinkpad edge 14, ssd with fresh windows install, cant get wireless drivers

Thanks for the quick reply. This is my first laptop, but its been a while since I had to configure a system. I made the backup disks prior to replacing the hdd and RAM, and just did a clean install with win7. I had downloaded most if not all the drivers, and tried installing them onto the new ssd, but some have not installed. I will check out those links when I get a chance. Thanks once again, in advance
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Re: Thinkpad edge 14, ssd with fresh windows install, cant get wireless drivers

the 7 number character on the back sticker is 0578-cto.  what does this number tell me in terms of my issue?

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Re: Thinkpad edge 14, ssd with fresh windows install, cant get wireless drivers

ok, I have finally found the wireless adapter driver, now, in my device manager, I have two more devices that do not have drivers.  one is a PCI simple communications controller, and the other is unknown(I'm thinking that it will be related to the controller).  phew! 

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It tells us the exact configuration of your ThinkPad, and enables us to point you to the driver you need. However, since it's a CTO model (which doesn't tell us anything about the configuration) therefore I suggest doing parts lookup to find the exact make of your wireless card in order to install correct driver.

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: Thinkpad edge 14, ssd with fresh windows install, cant get wireless drivers

I purchased the laptop via the Lenovo website.  Got the i5 480 cpu, 4gbs of ram, and nothing else in terms of bells and whistles.

 

as far as the drivers go, I JUST so happened to think about the laptop specs, and I searched and downloaded the drivers that way, by name of the drivers(i.e. intel hd, thinkpad b/g/n), so I think I am good to go now.  the only thing I have left is a pci simple communications controller alongside an unknown device.  I kind of wish that this thing had the backlit keyboard, but it doesn't have the orange/red markings on my spacebar, per another thread...

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Re: Thinkpad edge 14, ssd with fresh windows install, cant get wireless drivers

In the Device Manager, you can use the Hardware ID and google it to find your device driver... or you can use 3rd party apps, such as Driver Finder to figure out.

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Cool, you're good, I thought we had to point you to the driver Smiley Happy


PCI Simple Communications Controller is Intel AMT in ThinkPads:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-75091

 

Hope this helps.


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