07-05-2011 01:49 PM
Somehow in my zeal to download and install every applicable device driver for my ThinkPad T42 (2378-FVU) from the Lenovo driver website, I managed to destroy WiFi capability.
Here's what I'm doing:
Download the appropriate device driver from Lenovo:
Extracting the device driver, etc., to:
The installer completes registering the device driver:
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
And then, this error message appears:
Intel(R) Wireless Management Service has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Here are the details:
EventType : BEX P1 : S24EvMon.exe P2 : 126.96.36.199 P3 : 49a7f0c4
P4 : S24EvMon.exe P5 : 188.8.131.52 P6 : 49a7f0c4 P7 : 0004a920
P8 : c0000409 P9 : 00000000
After rebooting, Device Manger reports that both the wired and wireless network adaptors are working.
If I plug a Ethernet cable into the LAN port, I'm registered on the network and am assigned an IP address, which is how I'm able to post this message.
If I leave the LAN port empty and open Wireless Internet Connections, several networks appear as they should. But, when I try to connect to one of them I don't get an IP address.
Moreover, when I run ipconfig in a DOS window after apparently making a connection, I get an error message that seems to explain that there's something wrong with the wireless adaptor:
C:\Documents and Settings\Nello Lucchesi> ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration
An internal error occurred: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
Additional information: Unknown media status code.
Yes, I've tried removing the driver, rebooting and re-installing it. Same thing happens. I'm having the same problem with the device driver downloaded directly from Intel too.
So, does anyone have some ideas of how I can get WiFi working again?
Thank you for your help.
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07-05-2011 07:54 PM
Try this driver.....
07-05-2011 08:21 PM
Thank you for posting your recommendation.
I installed the driver.
Good news: Installation completed without error; Device Manager says that the wireless adaptor has a driver that is workiing; Network Connections sees wireless access points.
Bad news: Still can't connect to any of the wireless access points. The wireless symbol in the system tray has a red x at it's bottom. The yellow ball indicating a DHCP request/connection never comes on. The red x never goes off.
Any more ideas?
07-05-2011 08:25 PM