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duxdad
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎10-24-2008
Location: Duxbury Massachusetts USA
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T23 Wireless Driver will not load

I have a T23 that I have done a reinstall of the operating system, XP Pro. I am having difficulty with the built in wireless driver, the driver does not appear to be loading 90% of the time, yellow exclamation mark in the device manager. Occassionally it will load OK and run fine for several days.

I have updated the Bios, loaded the latest driver for the built in ethernet, built in wireless, embedded controller, etc. All to no avail.

I borrowed a PC card wireless  card and it works fine.

 

Ideas??

Thanks

jason1289
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Location: New Jersey
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Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

Do all T23's have the built in wireless?  Or is it only on some models?
Guru
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Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

What's the model number of your T23? 264?-???
Cheers,

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jason1289
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Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

The model of mine is 2647-8PU.
Guru
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Message 5 of 10

Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

According to IBM, your T23 doesn't have integrated wireless...do you have an external card, PCMCIA or USB?

 

 

Product: ThinkPad T23 2647-8PU [change] Operating system: All [change]

Original description: PIII-M 1.13GHz (512KB), 256MB RAM, 30.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8X-3.3X DVD-ROM, Modem(MPCI), Ethernet, TV out, Li-Ion battery, Win XP Pro

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

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jason1289
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Message 6 of 10

Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

Okay, thanks.  I do have an external card, i just wanted to be sure that there was nothing integrated, i was flipping through the manual and noticed it said things about wireless, so i wasnt sure.

 

thanks again, and sorry for the threadjack

duxdad
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Message 7 of 10

Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

I have a T23 2647 and it does have build in wireless. I used to work fine. The operating system finds the built in "IBM High Rate Wireless Lan Mini PCI Driver. There is also a firmware upgrade for the this which I also installed.
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Message 8 of 10

Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

Have you unpacked the driver after installing it? Downloading it is just the first part of the process...
Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

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kopimi
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Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

Bumping this thread years later! I'm now experiencing the same issue and I'm bumping this because there was never a solution posted here. I have a ThinkPad T23 that I still use for simple web browsing/checking email. Everything was working fine until I decided to reformat the laptop. I reinstalled the same OS as well (XP Pro) and didn't change any settings-- I just wanted a fresh install.

 

After reformatting, it sometimes does not detect the driver for the IBM High Rate Wireless Lan MiniPCI Combo Card. Note again that before the reformat, it always loaded and connected to networks via wireless flawlessly. Now, it only does so sometimes.

 

YES, I have updated the firmware for the BIOS and Card and have the latest drivers installed.

 

Any suggestions?

kaede
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎01-02-2011
Location: Singapore
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Message 10 of 10

Re: T23 Wireless Driver will not load

if everything works fine before. try to update your windows into latest update. from what i can see it's working intermittently so it looks like driver issue.

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