02-09-2009 12:08 AM
Hello, I have a T40, that runs great, but I am trying to connect to my Airport Extreme that is currently set to use WPA/WPA2 incryption. I have loaded all of the XP Professional updates available and can not connect. I have other PCs using this router. Is it possible for the wireless card that came with this machine to connect this way? If so, which firmware upgrade(s) is needed?
02-09-2009 06:10 AM
02-10-2009 10:37 AM - edited 02-10-2009 10:42 AM
I have the same problem ... a T40 running XP SP3 cannot connect to a WPA/WPA2 network using an Airport Extreme router. The same computer used to connect to an Airport Express using WEP with no problem. I tried updating the wireless card driver (versions available as of late December 2008) and IBM/Lenovo's "access connections" software. Sometimes I can get Windows to see the network, and it identifies it as a WPA network, but it can't connect. I would appreciate any advice on settings. There's more: It appeared that maybe the Access Connections software was competing with Windows for setup, so I uninstalled AC, which didn't help, then I was going to disable the wireless card and re-enable it, but now that I've disabled the card I can't re-enable it, and get a software error message when I try. There may be several things going on here, but any insight would help.
(PS it is a T40 2373-19U ... the wireless is what came with it ... Intel Pro Wireless 2100 3B Mini PCI)
02-10-2009 07:44 PM
Your card doesn't support anything but WEP...time to upgrade it I guess...
02-11-2009 05:27 PM
02-11-2009 06:37 PM
Take a look at this page, any card listed under # 14 will work:
Hope this helps.
02-11-2009 11:29 PM
Thanks to George and others who responded. I was hoping not to spend any money on this machine, but maybe I will buy a new card. Is it possible to get a WAP compatible card for the T40? My Airport Extreme can be dumbed down to WEP, but I do not want to do that.