English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: X Series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

2 Posts

09-20-2009

USA

4 Signins

33 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎09-20-2009
  • Location: USA
  • Views: 33
  • Message 1 of 3

x200 WiFi 5100 missing

2009-09-20, 11:11 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I got one set "X200 7458CTO",

there is Intel WiFi 5100 wireless card buildin machine.

OS: Windwos XP SP3

 

the WiFi used works good for the first month, till one time i using sleep mode instead of shut-down mode at the night, then the second day when i boot my machine, the WiFi LED under LCD does light,(the wireless switch is always On), and the equipment got a yellow [?] in device manager, then i reboot machine(complete reboot, not sleep), it disappear in device manager, it's missing in my machine, looks like i didn't have this hardware equipment. then i reboot, it surprise me that it come back, and works good.

 

this happen for serval times, and it happen more high frequency recently, even this WiFi card is gone for whole this week.

 

btw:

im using 12.4 version 5100 wifi driver from intel website also PROSet software installed on my machine.

BIOS i have update to newest lease 3.08 version.

Power manager/driver also is newest version 1.60

Hotkey feature is the newest release on Lenovo website

 

im guessing is the problem happen with power manager of 5100

 

anybody have any idea i can try,  any suggestion will be appreciate

thanks for attention on my question,

Reply
Options

1960 Posts

12-02-2007

AU

9435 Signins

247288 Page Views

  • Posts: 1960
  • Registered: ‎12-02-2007
  • Location: AU
  • Views: 247288
  • Message 2 of 3

Re: x200 WiFi 5100 missing

2009-09-20, 23:41 PM


alphalogin wrote:

 

im using 12.4 version 5100 wifi driver from intel website also PROSet software installed on my machine.


Have you tried uninstalling the Intel driver package and installing the Lenovo 5100 driver for the X200?

 

If not, you definitely need to try that toi see if the problem persists.

 

Cheers,

 

Bill

------------------------------
I don't work for Lenovo
Reply
Options

2 Posts

09-20-2009

USA

4 Signins

33 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎09-20-2009
  • Location: USA
  • Views: 33
  • Message 3 of 3

Re: x200 WiFi 5100 missing

2009-09-21, 10:48 AM

thank you billbolton, i have tryed both install/uninstall intel/lenovo wireless driver package.

 

yesterday evening, i wanna to unassemble my x200 laptop according the tech-training video on levono website to disconnect 5100 from mother board, but when 4 screw for keyboard was unassemble, and i power on the machine, the wireless come back, i actually did nothing. even the wire of keyboard is still connect, just disassemble the 4 screw

 

and the i have test wifi works both after power stand-by/sleep/reboot, it was amazing, i still don't know what happen inside.

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save