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markg2
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T61 WiFi drops out

I recently upgraded the machine with an SSD, fan, Middleton BIOS and clean Win10. The machine has no problem connecting to the network and internet with Ethernet. However, unplug and use WiFi, the machine will lose connection frequently and intermittently with both rendering the use of WiFi impractical.

 

Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN is installed and no longer supported. The machine reports no problem with the it.

 

Intel's website says the following:

 

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965
    Date: 17-Aug-2017 Version: Latest (Latest) OS: Windows 7, 32-bit*, Windows 7, 64-bit*, Windows Vista 32*, 3 more

 

Windows 10 appears to not be supported?

 

Any suggestions?

 

EDIT: The current driver is dated 8/15/2010. If I install the August 2017 version even though it's not Win10 approved, assuming the installer doesn't crap out, it 'should' provide better performance than the existing?

 

Mark

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Re: T61 WiFi drops out

Hello,

 

From looking at a support thread on Intel's support web site at https://communities.intel.com/thread/87918 it appears the Intel 4965AGN Wi-Fi card is not supported by Intel under Windows 10.

 

Since you have installed a third-party BIOS that removes the Wi-Fi card whitelisting, you could perhaps try another MiniPCIe card in the ThinkPad T61 which is supported under Windows 10 and see fi that performs better.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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markg2
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Re: T61 WiFi drops out

I knew that the card was not supported under Windows 10 but did not know that the third-party BIOS removes the Wi-Fi card whitelisting (which I do not understand?) since I was experiencing this WiFi problem 'before' doing the upgrade and still with the old hardware and Win7.

 

Do you have a suggestion of where I could post this problem and someone with Middleton BIOS and WiFi card/OS compatiblility might be present and helpful?

 

Mark

markg2
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Re: T61 WiFi drops out

When another route--USB WiFi adapter
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