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oohnorak1
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ThinkPad R500 Internet Wireless problems PLEASE HELP URGENT!!

Hey Guys I have been having problems with the wireless internet on my Lenovo ThinkPad R500 ever since I Purchased it from August 2009. As a college student I really need a dependable laptop that will have excellent wireless internet but the R500 have proven to be a nightmare. From the day I recieved it the wireless on this laptop has been extremely faulty, always bad WiFi signal or disconnecting on me. I have tried upgrading to the recent Intel WiFi link 5300 but it has failed me....and it is not the connection from the internet router because all of my other friends can use it with no problem. I really do not know what to do can anyone help???? please

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Re: ThinkPad R500 Internet Wireless problems PLEASE HELP URGENT!!

what OS are you running?

 

Have you set the wireless card to run with maximum power output, minimum roaming aggressiveness and no power saving feature under property page?

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
oohnorak1
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Re: ThinkPad R500 Internet Wireless problems PLEASE HELP URGENT!!

Hey Lead,

 

I am running Vista Home Basic and may I ask how can I access my internet wireless card, sorry i am very computer illiterate. Smiley Surprised

oohnorak1
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Re: ThinkPad R500 Internet Wireless problems PLEASE HELP URGENT!!

Hey Lead,

 

I just did everything you told me but it doesnt fix the problem. I am able to connect to the wireless but it tells me Access: limited connectivity

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Re: ThinkPad R500 Internet Wireless problems PLEASE HELP URGENT!!

does the other computer use XP OS?

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
oohnorak1
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Re: ThinkPad R500 Internet Wireless problems PLEASE HELP URGENT!!

Yes two other laptops use XP and one other is an apple mac.

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