09-24-2009 07:23 PM
I've had the Thinkpad in the same environment for 2 years now. All of a sudden the retarded wireless utility and adapter won't keep a connection. I have to keep establishing a connection.
There were no upgrades , installs ( sotware or otherwise ) that took place. I removed any possible frequency interferences ( fans, phones, etc...)
I don't like the fact that I can't use the Windows wireless utility, I can't stand the ThinkVantage mess that is installed.
Where can i go to download an updated driver and start with that?
Device is : Intel Wireless Wifi Link 5100 ( as shown in Device Manager )
Driver version: 184.108.40.206
I'm guessing from these dumb model names that I have a "2746-6zu" ( why they don't just put real names on them like everyone else beats me).
This computer is going to make me convert to MAC after 15 years.
09-25-2009 04:55 AM
It can be a mechanical fault with the wireless card itself since as you say no software upgrades or installs took place.
You can find latest drivers from Intel or lenovo:
lenovo:- Try system updater.
You can also get rid of Thinkvantage stuff by simply uninstalling the things you don't want.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]