05-26-2008 04:27 PM
05-26-2008 10:51 PM - edited 05-26-2008 10:51 PM
05-28-2008 11:39 AM
05-28-2008 04:57 PM
07-13-2008 01:10 PM
07-14-2008 04:55 PM
I am having this problem with my new R61 laptop, but I cannot blame Windows Vista because I am running SUSE Linux (installed by Lenovo).
When I power up the computer, I have no problem accessing wireless, whether on my home system or on a public WiFi network.
After a random amount of time or after hibernating, the wireless connection drops out, and the only reliable way I have found to restore it is by shutting the computer down and repowering it. The system "sees" the wireless network or networks, but does not connect with them.
Is there a Linux software setting that can address this?
07-30-2008 09:08 AM
My thanks and regards to pinobot for the link to Intel's wireless page about "Power Save Polling (PSP) causes connection issues with some access points" and thanks to mdmower for the links to Intel's wireless drivers released 4-11-08.
At home, I'm using a Belkin Wireless Pre-N router (~ 3 years old) as my AP. The last firmware revision for the Belkin is 9-25-07, which apparently doesn't use the PSP technology. After installing the newest Intel wireless driver set and implementing the PSP changes in Intel's tech article, my R61i no longer drops the wireless connection at home. Thanks.
08-29-2008 02:18 AM
I was provided with a R61 by my company a couple of months ago and had wireless connectivity problems ever since. In a fit of desperation after another 3 hours of rebooting and playing with every setting I could find, I eventually got onto the web using my home PC , typed in "Lenovo R61 Wireless problems" and found this forum. What a relief! And the answer is simple!
I am using Windows XP and I removed the Think Vantage Access Connections software as suggested from other users and everything is working superbly. No problems at all since removing this piece of Software.
Once the guys at IBM finally accept they have a problem, I'll sure they'll put a fix together but in the meantime, my recommendation to anyone with this laptop is REMOVE THINK VANTAGE ACCESS CONNECTIONS ASAP! Let Windows manage your wireless connection and all will be well....
08-30-2008 06:45 AM
This is very similar to my problem. I can connect after a reboot. After the R61i goes into hibernation I get an error message "Generic Host Process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close." I get three options; Debug (which does nothing to correct it), Send Error Report (which it cannot do because the wireless will not connect), or Do Nothing (which shuts downs something and my Windows Task Bar goes to white background with a different font. I am unable to connect after that and the computer runs very slow.
I am running XP Service Pack 3 ( which I unloaded and did not correct the problem) and Symantec Endpoint Protection. I am wondering if it has something to do with hibernation or firewall rules.