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X41 network (wireless) controller not recognised (yellow question mark)

Hi all,


I have recently installed windows XP SP2 onto an IBM Thinkpad X41 and installed all drivers.  The device manager shows some other devices as yellow question marks (network controller, PCI modem and Unknown Device) - I think the network adapator is the wireless card as the ethernet card is installed and working. 


I have installed the correct driver for my model (X41 Type 2525 - F5G) and this installs correctly from D:\Drivers\Win\WLLANATH.


Am I missing other drivers? Motherboard? The laptop works fine except for wireless card.


Any help would be greatly appreciated..



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Re: X41 network (wireless) controller not recognised (yellow question mark)

Welcome to the forum!

You don't have an Atheros (IBM) wireless card, but an Intel one, here's the driver:

Unpacks from C>Drivers>Win>Wlanint

Hope this helps.



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Registered: ‎11-27-2007
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Re: X41 network (wireless) controller not recognised (yellow question mark)

eayuse, welcome to the forum,


you can find your WLAN driver here. Please ensure you read the notes and installation instructions posted below the download link.


Other drivers, and the above driver, can be found on this site. Another option would be to let SystemUpdate get the drivers for you.


Hope this helps



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