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Wireless Card not working WIFI 5300

2008-11-03, 16:41 PM
Hi, I just bought state of art T400 yesterday, and did not even try to work on Visa Business and recovered XP Pro with the provided recovery CD. All drivers were installed on recovery, except, wireless LAN and Modem. I tried downloading and installing all wireless LAN drivers from lenovo.com and Intel, but it did not work. did any one face such a problem. the device manager does not show any wireless card listed even after multiple installs and rebooting. Thus, updated windows, also SP3, and still the same. Please help...

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Re: Wireless Card not working WIFI 5300

2009-07-14, 10:45 AM

I got same problem when I installed win xp by using recovery CDs , now I got two machines .


Please help to get this problem fix.




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Re: Wireless Card not working WIFI 5300

2009-07-14, 12:14 PM



I'd suggest the following:


  1. Make sure that the hardware RF kill switch is to the right, so that the WiFi radio is enabled.
  2. Remove whatever WiFi drivers you've installed.
  3. Download and install ThinkVantage System Update and run it. It should download and install the correct WiFi driver for your ThinkPad.


Please post back with whether that solves your problem.


Good luck!



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