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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).

 

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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.

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

IdeaPad: U350

Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
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