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Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-15-2015
Location: Domincan Republic
Views: 255
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Thinpad T431s don't detect wifi conectons



I have a ThinPad T431s , which does not detect any wireless network, even though the wireless adapter is active . To fix this, I have to connect to the network through the network cable after the connection is established proceed to disable the wireless adapter and turn again , then it detects the wireless networks .


The big problem is that it is becoming very common this situation.


What could be the reason for this?


Thanks in advance.

Lenovo Employee idleman
Lenovo Employee
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎10-21-2014
Location: Denmark
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Re: Thinpad T431s don't detect wifi conectons



Have you tried to update your WLAN driver?


System Update is a good tool to detect drivers and helps you to update them:


I would try that first and if it still has the problem, try to respond with:


- Operativing system (x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)) (See Control Panel -> System)

- Product Number (P/N)

Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-12-2017
Location: US
Views: 103
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Re: Thinpad T431s don't detect wifi conectons

I have kind of similar problem.

I have to be very close to my router to connect to wifi. The problem doesn't appear on other devices.

But interestingly, when I connect to my mobile hotspot (smartphone tethering) the wifi network sometimes get visible even from a further distance.

Any help will be much appreciated.

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