English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: T400 / T500 and newer T series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

2 Posts

06-04-2009

USA

5 Signins

19 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎06-04-2009
  • Location: USA
  • Views: 19
  • Message 1 of 27

Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-04, 15:05 PM

This seems to be a recurring theme as I've found several entries on this subject but no real solutions.

 

I have an Actiontec MI424WR router. I have had at least 6 different wireless devices connected to this router that include MS and Linksys game routers, Xbox, 2 Lenovo t42 thinkpads and a t60p think pad. All work flawlessly so I don't think this is a router issue.

 

Windows Vista Home

 

As soon as the connection drops, I go to access connections and bring it up and it reconnects.

 

I've downloaded the latest drivers, ran thru all the lenovo updates.

 

Help!

Reply
Options

109 Posts

06-02-2009

U.S - NY

179 Signins

1797 Page Views

  • Posts: 109
  • Registered: ‎06-02-2009
  • Location: U.S - NY
  • Views: 1797
  • Message 2 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-04, 15:35 PM

Is your wireless card have network drops when you use it in other places??

 

Also, if you use it in only one place,  try it without access connection -- Using Windows Tools.

 

:) 

Reply
Options

1407 Posts

10-26-2008

California, United States

711 Signins

35916 Page Views

  • Posts: 1407
  • Registered: ‎10-26-2008
  • Location: California, United States
  • Views: 35916
  • Message 3 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-04, 17:17 PM

Download and install the latest Intel driver.

 

Vista 32

 

Vista 64


\\ I do not respond to PM regarding individual tech support. Keep discussions in the forum for the benefit of others //
Reply
Options

288 Posts

11-28-2007

US

412 Signins

9231 Page Views

  • Posts: 288
  • Registered: ‎11-28-2007
  • Location: US
  • Views: 9231
  • Message 4 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-10, 18:26 PM

Couple of things...

 

1.  This is the same driver version that Lenovo provides.

2.  Installing non-Lenovo drivers usually breaks things.  In particular for wireless drivers, Lenovo adds additional components for the card to work properly with Access Connections and Fn+F5.  Just updating the driver (if it was later) would cause version mismatches and all kinds of problems...

Reply
Options

12 Posts

05-23-2009

NY

134 Signins

965 Page Views

  • Posts: 12
  • Registered: ‎05-23-2009
  • Location: NY
  • Views: 965
  • Message 5 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-10, 22:07 PM

Get rid of Access Connections immediately!  It's a piece of crap to put it lightly.

 

Solved my problems anyway :)

Reply
Options

9351 Posts

11-27-2007

SK

15516 Signins

2040234 Page Views

  • Posts: 9351
  • Registered: ‎11-27-2007
  • Location: SK
  • Views: 2040234
  • Message 6 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-10, 23:20 PM

8bit wrote:

Get rid of Access Connections immediately!  It's a piece of crap to put it lightly.

 

Solved my problems anyway :)


I've been using AC since 2001 and have found it to be an excellent utility. I've never installed drivers which weren't downloaded from Lenovo and have never had problems.

 

Guess are experiences have been different.

Andy  

______________________________________


Please remember to come back and mark the post that you feel solved your question as the solution, it earns the member + points

Did you find a post helpfull? You can thank the member by clicking on the star to the left awarding them Kudos

Please add your type, model number and OS to your signature, it helps to help you.

Forum Search Option T430 2347-G7U W8 x64, Yoga 10 HD+, Tablet 1838-2BG, T61p 6460-67G W7 x64, T43p 2668-G2G XP, T23 2647-9LG XP, plus a few more.

FYI Unsolicited Personal Messages will be ignored.

de.gif  Deutsche Community   es.gif  Comunidad en Español  uk.gif  English Community ru.gif Русскоязычное Сообщество

PepperonI blog 

Reply
Options

99 Posts

05-31-2009

Barcelona

288 Signins

1541 Page Views

  • Posts: 99
  • Registered: ‎05-31-2009
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Views: 1541
  • Message 7 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-11, 11:02 AM

me 2, I have the same problems, interminent dropout until I go to the router, take the AC-cable down from power and after 3 seconds plug-in, after that it works fine wor a while of few hours but then again same procedure  ........ obviously this is not how I want to get this problem solved .... any thoughts apart from installoing new tools and uninstalling AC ??

 

 

Reply
Options

12 Posts

05-23-2009

NY

134 Signins

965 Page Views

  • Posts: 12
  • Registered: ‎05-23-2009
  • Location: NY
  • Views: 965
  • Message 8 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-11, 17:04 PM

I say try uninstalling AC, as I said earlier - worked for me..  You can always put it back.

 

At the very least we can compare notes and see what it is about AC that's causing these drops.  I would even consider reinstalling to help get to the bottom if in fact that's your case.

Reply
Options

21 Posts

05-30-2009

USA

34 Signins

468 Page Views

  • Posts: 21
  • Registered: ‎05-30-2009
  • Location: USA
  • Views: 468
  • Message 9 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-11, 18:12 PM

You don't have to uninstall AC in order to disable it.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Special_Interest_Utilities&message.id=5962&jump=true

Lenovo T500 - Windows XP Professional
Reply
Options

4 Posts

06-12-2009

Australia

2 Signins

33 Page Views

  • Posts: 4
  • Registered: ‎06-12-2009
  • Location: Australia
  • Views: 33
  • Message 10 of 27

Re: Brand new Thinkpad T500 w/ Intel 5100 Wireless card - Intermittent network drops

2009-06-12, 2:27 AM

the best thing you can do is to install the newest driver for your system.

 

i have solved same problem like yours by upgrading the driver. there is nothing you can do with AC......

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save