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WRT300N and IBM ThinkPad R52

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Xcedos, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Xcedos

    Xcedos Guest

    I just got my new WRT300N (firmware 2.00.08) up and running and it seems to work OK. We got 3 laptops in the house and I got them all online except my IBM ThinkPad R52. I am connecting trough an ISP that is using dynamic IP address. All the PCs are configured to obtain an IP address automatically. When connecting the IBM ThinkPad directly to the cable modem I am able to get online. The funny thing is that I have also tried to connect my IBM trough other wireless routers (3Com, DLink and Linksys WRT54G) and it works perfectly, so why not trough the WRT300N? I have also tried to connect the IBM directly to the WRT300N with cable but still not able to get online.

    Does anyone have a solution? Thank you in advance.
  2. Bearmatic

    Bearmatic Network Guru Member

    Probably nothing, but have you tried to connect it those other routers after trying the WRT300n? Just to check if it still connects to them? The reason for this is that the wireless radio may be turned off on your Thinkpad. Press FN+F5 to check on/off status on radio. IBM Thinkpads are also shipped with a software called Access Connections which may interfere with Windows Zero Configuration Wireless (or something like that). You may want to uninstall that software just to ensure Windows Zero Configuration Wireless is running the show.
    As said, this may be nothing, but worth a try. I have a newer Thinkpad T60 at work and it has little or no problem connecting to a WRT300n, although the Access Connection software have given me some headache.

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