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Registered: ‎09-24-2009
Location: United States
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Consistently Losing my wireless connection!!!!!

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:



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.

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Registered: ‎07-31-2008
Location: Pakistan
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Re: Consistently Losing my wireless connection!!!!!

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: U350

Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
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