01-18-2009 06:21 PM
I have an X61 running on XP Pro and using Intel 3945ABG. I've had this laptop for a year and it's worked wonderfully up until a week or two ago. My wireless connection frequently disconnects and then reconnects and then at times, it completely disconnects from my wireless network. I never know when it's going to disconnect either as it happens randomly and all throughout the day. I thought it was a router issue at first but I took out my old laptop (Dell Inspiron 1150) and placed it next to my X61. Although I noticed a slight drop in speed, the wireless never disconnected once while the X61's disconnected at least twice in 30 minutes.
I searched through old posts and updated the wireless driver as suggested by downloading the driver from Intel. I don't use Access Connections to manage my wireless.
Is there anything else I can try? It's really a hassle having the internet cut out while I'm trying to talk to friends on instant messenger or I'm trying to do work.
01-19-2009 09:51 AM
try to use "ThinkVantage Access Connections" for your wireless network (at least for diagnosis purposes):
With this program, it's easy to check and log your connection...
Start -> ThinkVantage -> Access Connections -> Tools -> Diagnosis... ->
After a disconnection has occured, check the log for problems... and eventually post it here.
If you really don't want to use Access Connections, check the system's logs for problems:
Look at the log files especially for applications and system: yellow exclamation marks and red crosses could point to problems ... just double click on one entry to check for details!
01-20-2009 02:47 AM
This is the newest driver from Lenovo (or intel?) [2009/01/05] you may like to give it a try.
When things occur randomly, it's just so hard to say what causes and how to solve it. Looking at log file like Christian might give you a clue to solve this.
01-20-2009 06:28 AM - edited 01-20-2009 06:29 AM
01-28-2009 03:25 AM
Hi, I have an X60 and my wireless radio keeps on turning off after 5-10 seconds. I have already tried the "(Fn + F5), Open Access Connections, Configure, Global Connections and turning off “Enable automatic wireless LAN radio control". Is there anything esle I can do?
01-29-2009 10:00 AM
only a guess...
System Update suggested me to update my Wifi adapter (11a/b/g from Atheros) on my X60 driver to a release 22.214.171.124. I had a lot of trouble with my wifi beginning around that time. I first tought its related to the heavy Wifi "pollution" - I always receive around 16-18 networks at the same time at home, lots of interference. But when I was in a much less "polluted" environment and had the similar behaviour, I got the suspicion, its related to my new Wifi driver.
Interestingly enough, System Update later suggested to download the latest Wifi driver release 5.something. I was confused, but I think going back to the suggested 126.96.36.199 solved the issue.
Needless to say, that System Update is again suggesting to "upgrade" to 188.8.131.52 again. I will refrain from that, reading your experience.
11-06-2009 03:02 AM
Same issue. Lenovo X61 Tablet.
I was having the same problem with Windows XP.
I moved to ubuntu and I am having the same problem.
Moreover, I have changed the router too. Same issue.
Wireless connection disconnects and reconnects randomly.
It is pretty annoying. My laptop is not a laptop anymore, I have to keep the cable connected.
3 more computers in the same network. No issues with the others (Lenovo T42 works fine)
There is definitely a bug there.
11-07-2009 07:31 AM
I have exactly the same problem with my X61 running Windows Vista Business. The wireless keeps dropping for no reason... and it takes several manual connection efforts.