04-07-2011 08:13 AM
I had a virus on my laptop, a Thinkpad R50 Type 1830, and had to do a complete re-installation. The only problem is that the installation disk was not for the laptop, but instead for my desktop.
Ever since the virus infected my computer, I have not been able to add my network connection. In device manager, nothing shows up for a wireless network card. I assume this is what my problem is.
I have gone to the R50 age and downloaded every driver I could find. It still does not show any wireless adapter. There is more than one driver to download and not one of them works. I am clueless on how I can find out what kind of adapter is in this computer; I am not very tech savvy.
I do have a non-working R50 that if needed I can open up and take any needed parts, but I am thinking this is unnecessary.
I am beyond frustrated trying to figure this out, and will likely end up getting another refurbished laptop. But in the meantime if I could connect wirelessly, that would be great!
If I have downloaded all of the drivers on the website, why wouldn't it show up in my Device Manager? And there is something under "Other Devices" and has a huge yellow question mark. It is titled "Network Controller" I cannot figure out what this is to and how to get it working.
Can anyone help me??
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04-07-2011 08:54 AM
Install system update and let it find and install the missing driver.
04-07-2011 01:00 PM
What's the full 7-character model number of your R50?
08-15-2011 06:49 PM
i have the same problem here..when i turn on my laptop, the wireless light does not come on..i have no idea of what to do after pressing the Fn n F2 keys at the same time. Also, i do not have anything else besides the laptop itself, is there something that i need to get so that i can access the wireless or what?? please help as i am new to this laptop internet thingy..i just can not seem to understand it at all, wether it has its built in wireless adapter or not, do i need to get one n install it?? am not sure..please help
10-05-2011 09:47 AM
I had same problem with a ThinkPad R50 (1829) and looking for help here to..
I to found the correct driver on my own.. !
The driver that solved my problem, is this..
Hope this helps some one..