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Disconnecting ThinkVantage Connection Manager FOR GOOD!

Hi everyone -

 

Can someone tell me how to disconnect the connection manager from my T-500? I am running XP Pro on this machine. I would just like to use the Microsoft wifi manager instead. I do not want to uninstall if I don't have to.

 

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Re: Disconnecting ThinkVantage Connection Manager FOR GOOD!

Well I found my answer on another website. Here it is.....

 

To disable Access Connections:

 

Control panel/Administrative tools/Services

disable:
AC profile manager service
Access Connections Main Service

 

I hope this helps other people who want to disable Access Connections for diagnosis purposes.

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Re: Disconnecting ThinkVantage Connection Manager FOR GOOD!

Why not just uninstall it if you want to remove it?

 

If you want to temporarily kill Access Connections, open a command prompt or Run this command

 

qctray /killac

 

and to restart

 

qctray /startac

 

I strongly suggest not disabling the services.

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Re: Disconnecting ThinkVantage Connection Manager FOR GOOD!

Why do you strongly suggest not to deactivate Access Connections? I've deactivated it for the past 3 days and have had no problems. I don't mind the program, but would rather have Windows find my wireless instead. More seamless to me....
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Re: Disconnecting ThinkVantage Connection Manager FOR GOOD!

agreed, I am missing the point of AC.  Its never worked real well for me.  I think it might be required if you have an ATT or Verizon card built in, I am trying to figure that out, would love to turn AC off.  This is my latest in a long line of thinkpads and have always turned off the thinkvantage stuff, but was going to give it a shot this time, but getting more and more frustrated.