Laptops forum

General discussion

IBM Thinkpad X40

by cgarrity / January 1, 2005 7:01 AM PST

I recently got a reconditioned X40 with a wireless adapter built in. I received almost no documentation, but through trial and error I got everything running except making a wireless connection. I keep getting an error message stating that I don't have the lastest driver for my Intel pro/wireless lan 2100 3b mini adapter and that I need version 1.2.0.56. When I go to the IBM website, the driver available there is 1.2.1.11 which appears to be an upgrade of 1.2.0.56. According to the documentation on the website, version 1.2.1.11 includes 1.2.0.56 which supports WEP (which my network uses.)

Whatever my problem is, I suspect it's something small that I'm missing since I can SEE my network and also one of my neighboor's.

I also use MAC ID's for security and I'm wondering if I'm using the wrong MAC ID. I'm using the ID that is printed on the bottom of the laptop. However, when I run BELARC, it lists a different ID.

Anyone got a website that explains in detail how to setup to receive a wireless network?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: IBM Thinkpad X40
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: IBM Thinkpad X40
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Are you using PROSet?
by Ryan T / January 2, 2005 11:35 AM PST
In reply to: IBM Thinkpad X40

PROSet is Intel's configuration software for the PRO/Wireless series of wireless adapters. It allows tight control of Wireless networks and will tell you what the MAC Address is on your adapter.

I used to have problems with IBM driver version numbers too, when I had an Aptiva.

Collapse -
Problem solved...
by cgarrity / January 2, 2005 4:29 PM PST
In reply to: Are you using PROSet?

I finally got on the horn with IBM tech support and after spending around 15 minutes doing the same procedures I have been trying for the past week, for some reason the laptop started receiving wireless signals from router. Now that it's running properly, I'm very happy with the unit.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?