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SL 510 Windows 7 WLAN

2011-01-18, 16:49 PM

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  • Thinkpad SL 510
  • Windows 7 (64Bit)
  • Type 2847
  • Model DEG
  • Serial: XXXXXXX

Problem:

I just installed Win7 on my brand new Thinkpad and WLAN doesn´t work.

  • Adapter installed
  • radio enabled via switch on the right side of the laptop
  • Couldn´t activate Wireless via FN + F5
  • no Networkconnections in Thinkpad Access, Windows Wireless Interface, Intel PRO Set/Wireless Wimax Software (installed each seperatly, but now I couldn´t remove Intel Pro Set/Wireless Wimax Software)

Tried Solutions:

S1)Installing Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox for Windows 7 (64-bit) and Vista (64-bit) - Desktops / Notebooks / WorkStations

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73784

-> Bluescreen

S2) http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-50402

S3) http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/SL-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Wireless-Adapter-for-SL510/m-p/195532#M5608

S4) http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/SL-510-Wireless-Problem/m-p/226161

 

Tested Driver:

D1) Intel Wireless LAN (Win7 64 bit) http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73611

D2) Intel Wireless WiMAX/WiFi 5150 and 5350 (Win7 64 bit) http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73642

D3)  ThinkPad 802.11bgn Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II (Win7 64 bit) http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73701

 

I hope that somebody can find a solution or can use one above.

yours

entheos

 

Moderator Note: Serial number removed to prevent misuse.

 

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Re: SL 510 Windows 7 WLAN

2011-01-19, 0:13 AM

Hi Maliha!

Thanks for that welcome and the idea using a LiveCD. It emerged that it wasn´t a manufacturing defect so I started all over again.

 

Functioning solution:

1) Reinstalling Win7 64bit with enabled Radio switch

2) Installing Wlan Driver Version <13.04.0000> (6MWS21WW).

3) :manhappy:That´s it!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

I presume that the cause of the failure lies in one of the installed components from the ThinkVantage System Update.

Regarding to King11s post it could be one from Microsoft. Although I didn´t want to start all over again I installed some other drivers and programs afterwards. Hope that sb. finds out where dog is burried.

I would recommend to progress with:

 

4) Installing Rescue & Recovery as the first step (just in case)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x64) for the Rescue & Recovery from Lenovo (reboot)

Rescue and Recovery® 4.3 for Windows 7 (overwrite all excisting files if prompt)

5) Making a backup with Rescue and Recovery

 

@Maliha where do you get your motivation for making round about 2000 posts without beeing employed by lenovo?

 

Best regards

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Betreff: SL 510 Windows 7 WLAN

2011-01-18, 17:58 PM

S5) http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/SL-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Wireless-can-not-be-activated-SL510-Windows-7/m-p/239055#M6896

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Betreff: SL 510 Windows 7 WLAN

2011-01-18, 18:20 PM

Could be a usual manufacturing defect of Lenovo.

http://www.thinkpad-forum.de/thinkpad-hardware/sl-serie/97357-sl510-wlan-geht-nicht-mehr-ger%C3%A4t-von-geodis-zur%C3%BCckerhalten/

 

Maybe I should send my Laptop back and buy another one.

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Re: SL 510 Windows 7 WLAN

2011-01-18, 20:11 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum!


To activate wireless via Fn-Fn5, you need to install Hotkey Features, it's not apparent from your post whether you installed Hotkey to enable the device....


I would also suggest checking the BIOS to verify wifi is enabled in there. Booting from any popular LiveCD of linux distro will also help you in verifying whether this is software or hardware problem.

 

Keep us posted.

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Re: SL 510 Windows 7 WLAN

2011-01-19, 0:13 AM

Hi Maliha!

Thanks for that welcome and the idea using a LiveCD. It emerged that it wasn´t a manufacturing defect so I started all over again.

 

Functioning solution:

1) Reinstalling Win7 64bit with enabled Radio switch

2) Installing Wlan Driver Version <13.04.0000> (6MWS21WW).

3) :manhappy:That´s it!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

I presume that the cause of the failure lies in one of the installed components from the ThinkVantage System Update.

Regarding to King11s post it could be one from Microsoft. Although I didn´t want to start all over again I installed some other drivers and programs afterwards. Hope that sb. finds out where dog is burried.

I would recommend to progress with:

 

4) Installing Rescue & Recovery as the first step (just in case)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x64) for the Rescue & Recovery from Lenovo (reboot)

Rescue and Recovery® 4.3 for Windows 7 (overwrite all excisting files if prompt)

5) Making a backup with Rescue and Recovery

 

@Maliha where do you get your motivation for making round about 2000 posts without beeing employed by lenovo?

 

Best regards

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Re: SL 510 Windows 7 WLAN

2011-01-19, 0:58 AM

 


wrote:

Hi Maliha!

Thanks for that welcome and the idea using a LiveCD. It emerged that it wasn´t a manufacturing defect so I started all over again.

 

Functioning solution:

1) Reinstalling Win7 64bit with enabled Radio switch

2) Installing Wlan Driver Version <13.04.0000> (6MWS21WW).

3) :manhappy:That´s it!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 

Great work! :)

 


entheos wrote:

 

where do you get your motivation for making round about 2000 posts without beeing employed by lenovo?

 

Best regards


Well, first of all, I like helping people with brief knowledge I have, secondly I don't claim I'm an expert, but I like to share this knowledge, not keep it as a secret (regardless of who I work for):)

 

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Re: SL 510 Windows 7 WLAN

2011-01-19, 1:04 AM

 


wrote:

Hi Maliha!

Thanks for that welcome and the idea using a LiveCD. It emerged that it wasn´t a manufacturing defect so I started all over again.

 

Functioning solution:

1) Reinstalling Win7 64bit with enabled Radio switch

2) Installing Wlan Driver Version <13.04.0000> (6MWS21WW).

3) :manhappy:That´s it!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 

Great work! :)

 


entheos wrote:

 

where do you get your motivation for making round about 2000 posts without beeing employed by lenovo?

 

Best regards


Well, first of all, I like helping people with brief knowledge I have, secondly I don't claim I'm an expert, but I like to share this knowledge, not keep it as a secret (regardless of whom I work for):)


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