To fix it we disabled the onboard wifi and installed a 10 dollar WPNT511. Here's the one I used -> http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-WPNT511-RangeMax-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B000BZ4TZ6
Sorry but I didn't think to try to fix the onboard wifi. Why? Been around the block too many times on this issue. I know not to spend time on it. I pay the 10 bucks.
Hi - i have an IBM thinkpad T42 running Win XP. A few days ago i was having problems with my wi-fi connection, and when i tried to reset the radio using Fn+F5, i got a dialog "unable to change power state of 802.11b wireless radio, update the driver for the wireless adapter". The wireless connection hasn't worked since.
I've never seen this message in the 4 years of using this laptop, is this a common problem? I tried going into the control panel and disabling the wireless radio but that didn't work.
I'd appreciate some guidance on this can be fixed. Thanks!