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Can't set my Intel 4965agn card to connect to new N router

2010-09-09, 8:30 AM

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All,

I have been using G wireless since purchasing my X61t in August 2008. Finally stepped up to N in my house. (LinkSys WRT310N) Wife's MacBook saw it and connected with no need to change ANYTHING. X61t, however, reports that it sees the router but that "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the reuirements of the network." (Mac 1, Windows 0)

 

When I roll over the name of the SSID it correctly reported that it is an 802.11n signal.

 

I looked at the wireless card properties in Device Manager and it lists 802.11n Mode as "enabled". Channel width is "Auto". I have tried the router with both 20 and 40... now set at 40. There is one setting that is confusing to see: The last item is labeled "Wireless Mode" and allows 6 settings with various arrangements of possible wireless interface standards: 802.11a, 802.11b, etc all the way to 802.11a/b/g" -but no mention of N in this section. I see no other settings there I recognize as related to connecting. Searches here on this board and acroos the whole set of forums came up with a few fixes which I have tried: go into BIOS and disable wireless then enable it, for example.

 

Intel ProSet Wireless tool Diagnostic runs fine until it gets to Association Test and fails saying, "Not Associated".

 

Although the router is set to broadcast one windows diagnostic reports that the network is hidden. Weird.

 

Because the other computer is happily connected I agree with windows that the problem lies in the Intel card's configuration. The x61 sees the internet over a cable - no problem!

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Jonathan7007

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Re: Can't set my Intel 4965agn card to connect to new N router

2010-09-09, 11:07 AM

Hi jonathan7007!

 

What's the model type of that X61T xxxx-xxx?

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Re: Can't set my Intel 4965agn card to connect to new N router

2010-09-09, 16:26 PM

Bananaman: 7764-CTO. If I remember correctly, the Intel card was an option.

 

When I looked in the BIOS, I saw no other setting group that would seem to affect the wireless card. I have not yet tried any update to the Intel drivers.

 

The wireless card Properties I reach as follows:

Control Panel->Network Connections->(right click)Wireless Network Connection. There are five tabs.

1. "...working properly."

2. Advanced. See the notes in my OP about some settings here

3. Driver: Intel 11.5.0.36  from 11/27/2007  (That seems a bit long in the tooth.)

4. Details, no settings

5. Power: I unchecked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." as a precaution.

 

Just to repeat, When I hook up an ethernet cable to the modem the x61 happily sees the Internet. Next I will try access without any security features. Presently set for WPA2-AES, which was the way my G wireless was configured.

 

Thanks, all.

 

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Re: Can't set my Intel 4965agn card to connect to new N router

2010-09-09, 18:21 PM

Hi jonathan7007!

 

One possible explanation is that you have an n-disabled 4965. To check the parts list for your configuration, go here:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=/partslookup/partsLookup.vm&sitestyle=lenovo

 

However everything else looks normal. I have a 4695agn running n here, and I see all the same settings you do, including 802.11n Mode and the 6 Wireless Modes (not including n). I'm WPA2-AES.

 

There's a much later driver to try here:

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70505

 

Hope this helps!

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Re: Can't set my Intel 4965agn card to connect to new N router

2010-09-09, 19:24 PM

Bananaman, thanks! You are a consistent help to folks here on the forum.

 

I "fixed" the connection - but put that in quotes because I don't know what I did to make it work. I think these were settings on the router changed automatically by a firmware update that I did as part of the troubleshooting. Perhaps those (or more exactly not keeping super-careful attention on the order of changes and related steps) affected my sense of what "worked".

 

I was just about to update that driver to a June 2010 version. I bet that is the link you provided... I had found that... but I will leave the drive where it is until everything else computer here is working. Not broke-don't fix...

 

Sheesh. Such outstanding productivity devices, right?

 

Now I hope that the "N" flavor really is faster.

 

Again, thanks.

 

Jonathan

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