WIFI device on laptop (what is it called)


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casey.o

On my IBM T43 laptop. I'm trying to activate the WIFI device which is
built in to the computer. (using the OEM Dell XP installed). I know
there are a lot of yellow checked items in Device Manager, and I'm
slowly downloading drivers from Lenovo. I'm assuming one of them is
this WIFI device, and it's NOT called a modem. I'm lost.... What am I
looking for? I'm seeing drivers for Wireless Lan. Is that it? If it
is, then I have to figure out which one I have (another puzzle)....
 
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Paul

On my IBM T43 laptop. I'm trying to activate the WIFI device which is
built in to the computer. (using the OEM Dell XP installed). I know
there are a lot of yellow checked items in Device Manager, and I'm
slowly downloading drivers from Lenovo. I'm assuming one of them is
this WIFI device, and it's NOT called a modem. I'm lost.... What am I
looking for? I'm seeing drivers for Wireless Lan. Is that it? If it
is, then I have to figure out which one I have (another puzzle)....

If you don't see a Wifi in the list, it could
be one of the "unknown" devices.

http://support.lenovo.com/ContentResources/Migrated Assets/pc/support/site_wss/75035_devmgr_xp.jpg

The T43 drivers page, lists Intel PRO 2200bg and
2915abg Mini PCI adapter wireless software.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-58597

Using this list

http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids

VEN=8086 is Intel, and the DEV of

4220 PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
4223 PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection

It's possible the same package does both.

I'd just try the latest package. 5.9MB

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/7ywc54ww.exe

The oldest one is easier for me to check. It's 18MB.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/1ywc54ww.exe

The w29n51.INF file in the 18MB one lists:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27018086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4223&SUBSYS_27018086

just to confirm the package matches the claimed mini-PCI
wifi cards in your machine.

The 5.9MB download, is INNO Setup and I can't read it.
It's probably supposed to do the same thing, but I
can't verify it.

Paul
 

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