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ThinkPad X301 Intel WiFi Link 5300 Not Working In WinXP SP3

2010-11-09, 8:05 AM

Hi Everyone,


I've purchased 2 days ago an X301 and downgraded to WinXP SP3 from Win7 using the Rescue & Recovery Disc that came with the unit. Everything is working fine except the wireless adapter (Intel WiFi Link 5300agn). I cannot find it in the device manager and in Net Connections (Ctrl Panel).


T/S done:

The current setting of Wireless LAN in BIOS>Security>I/O Port Access is already enabled as well as the Wireless switch at the back but still not detected. I added the adapter manually in Add Hardware in the Ctrl Panel as Intel WiFi 5300 AGN (Device status: Code 10 This device cannot start). Then I downloaded and installed the latest driver (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70496.html) but still not working. I tried using Vista driver as well but still no glory. I tried also the latest driver for WinXP from Intel but still not working.


Your help is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: ThinkPad X301 Intel WiFi Link 5300 Not Working In WinXP SP3

2010-11-09, 15:10 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Download and install hotkey driver:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-74261, thereafter reboot your system, press Fn-F5 -> enable Wireless (make sure the status is "On"), Windows will then detect your wifi, subsequently download and install intel 5300 driver either from lenovo or intel.

Hope this helps.


Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]

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