This thread is locked. Yes not accepting the password. Surely not a hardware problem. No registered users and 10 guests. Message 7 of 7. Also see if your XP encryption is set the same as your router. Skip to main content.

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Here are a few things you can do to improve security, making it harder for outsiders to access your network:.

IBM ThinkPad T42 would not connect to my secured home wireless network

Doesn’t say any errors or anything. I downloaded the drivers for my network adapters which are: No, I am pretty sure this was not a WEP network. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

But I want to underline once again, the machine can connect to another WPA2 network without any problem. Take a look at this page, any card listed under 14 will work: You can post the result here and give us the link: Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.

It said something about getting rid of the old driver or software and i thought ok this sounds right.

Has someone WPA2 running? After a very interesting discussion with gertvdijk it turned out that this ib, highly probable that the problem here is that the network I am connecting to.


It is missing in the network encryption dropdown please see a picture below from my computer where it shows and workson the other computer the currently selected alternative AES does not show Any pointers on how to get it added are much appreciated.

WPA2 enabled wireless driver for Thinkpad Owners

If this is the case, “Fn” and “F5” will usually have no effect on Wi-Fi capabilities. Is there a utility? On the other hand there is completely no problem connecting to this network from a Windows machine nor from a mobile device Android. So I tried plugging directly into the ethernet, which also didn’t work.

Over a Month Ago Time Zone: After all the updates i can do pwa2 now but the system is still not accepting it. What’s the 7-character model number of your T40? Go to the site and see if there is an updated driver you can use. However when downloaded directly from the manufacturer newer version they worked perfectly! I was hoping not to spend any money on this machine, but maybe I will buy a new card.

WPA2 enabled wireless driver for Thinkpad Owners | The WiFi Zone

PS it is a T40 U Might have to try it at a free wifi hotspot as really no other places to try. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


Have been trying to find out how to kbm the language of the router page but no success so far. Surely not a hardware problem. If an update does not work, it means that WPA2-PSK is simply not compatible with your current card and you will have to buy another. You need to figure out how to replicate this on Ubuntuor use an alternate WiFi card.

Jagger I was also considering resurrecting a T40 when I encountered this. Also, one more thing, very few access points actually support WPA2 at this point.

The WPA thing is set right. If the status light does not blink or glow solid green, press “Fn-F5” to enable the wireless adapter.

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