Lenovo 11e E/Edge :: E520 Cannot Detect WiFi Network
Jul 6, 2008
I am trying to connect my E520 to a wireless router. The router isn't connected to a modem, it will just be used so I can transfer files between two wireless devices. The wifi router is functioning properly as I can cannect to it with the wifi on my phone. However my laptop doesn't even see any wifi networks to connect to. The wirless "radio" button (F9) is on.
- There us is no visible wifi network.
- I can connect and access the router and its settings using the ethernet cable.
- 1st method - When I go to "Network and Sharing Center" I select "Setup a new connection or network". From the box that appears I select "Setup a new connection". The next box asks me to choose a wireless router from the list and informs me it may take up to 90sec for a router to show up. However no routers show up at all even after 30min.
-2nd method - I go to "Network and Sharing Center" I select "Setup a new connection or network". From the box that appears I this time select "Manually connect to a wireless network". Thsi time I get a box with an error "An unexpected error occured". It doesn't give any more information than this and I have looked in the logs and though I don't know what I am looking for nothing jumps out.
-3rd method - I go to "Manage wireless networks" and click on the "add" button. The box that appears asks me to choose between "Manually create a network profile" or "create an ad hoc network". Choosing either of these reslts in the same "unexpected error" with no information.
Things I have tried:
- Uninstalled the wireless card drivers and installed the latest ones. (device manager says device is working properly).
- let windows try and update the driver.
- Turned off my firewall and internet security and tried again.
- Disabled power management for the wireless card.
- Physically checked the card in the base of the laptop - all seems ok.
Win7 64bit Home Premium
D-link DIR_600 wifi router.
After I reinstalled windows 7 I can't recover factory settings and drivers (going threw F11 as mention in many support sites). Also I can't download Wifi (wirelees lan driver). It shows that it can't be done on this computer becouse it doens't support this operating system or that it doesn't have wife device at all. I downloaded Lan driver from support and it works, but its diffrent story with wifi. Driver genius can't find it either. Also tried using rescue and restore, but it doesn't find any back up's. Even do there still a partition LENOVO_RECOVERY. So I need to know that I am doing wrong, did installed wrong OS(even do I tried two diffrent setups) or I just do something wrong then I try to restore fatory settings or I just f.
I might have missed something, but I noticed I have no bluetooth hardware listed in my device manager in Windows 8 (upgraded from Windows 7) on my E520 (model 1143) (searching for new hardware doesn't give any results). I have installed and reinstalled all Lenovo drivers available on the support site, but to no avail. When I press Fn+F9, I only get the choice to switch on/off Wifi in the charms bar on the right, but no usual choice to enable/disable Wifi and bluetooth as in Windows 7. What have I done wrong?
The speaker volume is low on my ThinkPad Edge E520. I don't know if it is supposed to be louder or not. I can't play something for a few people gathered around my laptop and expect them to hear. I have used other laptops where the volume can be raised to an obnoxious level which is not he case here.
The volume control works. The driver is Conexant 20671 Smart Audio HD and Windows says that it is current. The OS is Win7 Pro.
I am using INSPIRON 1545 and i have wifi modem ASUS RT-NT3U setup at my home,
My laptop doesn't detect asus however it detects all the networks nearby,I have to restart the router every time to get it detected by my machine,i tried to reinstall wireless on my machine but still the problem arises,even some time restarting the router doesn't work...
I have a couple issues with moving Win7 Pro from my HD to my new mSATA. I have an E520, 1143 FU3 (?), 500gb hd, Win7 Pro. I added a 120gb mSATA SSD.
I first thought I would clone the drive to the new one, but had trouble getting the used space small enough. Then I thought I would do a factory install, but can't seem to get that to work either.
First of all, I made recovery disks back when I first got the computer. But I can't find a way to use the data on the disks. They are not bootable. So If I remove my old hard drive so I can install to the new one, how do I boot? I made a boot disk from Lenovo Recovery, but it doesn't boot to a command prompt, just into the program, which doesn't seem to be able to use my recovery disks, it wants something else. How do I restore my computer back to factory defaults? The recovery system won't let me make new disks, its says this can only be done once.
Also, I have been removing things from the hard drive so it will fit to clone to the new 120gb drive. I seemed to be unable to get the drive to be less than 130gb, even though I had removed almost everything except Windows. I was checking the size by looking at the drive properties in Windows. Now I noticed that if I check the properties of each item, directories and files, on the C:, the total size is only about 60gb. Does that mean I can clone the drive, and the drive properties is reporting the used space incorrectly, or am I missing something? Even with the "Q:" (Lenovo_Recovery) added on, I should still be well under my 111gb on the new drive.
I bought a E520. I am not liking the touchpad on this thing. It hangs up and does not respond a lot of times.
The biggest thing that irks me is that my screen will zoom in and out when I run my finger along the touchpad or when tapping it. I know you can use the "pinch" with two fingers to zoom in and out but mine will zoom with just a tap of one finger.
How to disable the zoom feature. There must be a way in settings to turn that off. I just want the touchpad to work normally, as in move the cursor around.. thats it, nothing more.
I have been using the Communications Utility (Lenovo - Web Conferencing) when I first bought the laptop, a few months ago everything was fine. But now when I press F5 (hotkey for camera options) there is a pop up with massage "Communication Utility Main UI has stopped working".
Everything is fine in Device Manager.
Is it a hardware problem? Is there a way to check?
I am encountering serious problems with my Thinkpad Edge E520.
The left-mouse-click function of my UltraNav and Touchpad are not working anymore. The buttons are clicking normally, but do not have any functionality.
I am using a dual boot system with Win7 Home Premium SP1 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS... I did several checks:
Touchpad navigation and right-click button working properly Touchpad left-click-button clicking properly, but no functionality Touchpad click functionality not working
UltraNav Trackpoint and rickt-click-button working properly UltraNav left-click-button clicking properly, but no functionality Switching to Left-handed setup results in a properly working right-click-button with left-click function for Touchpad and UltraNav
External USB mouse working properly with Win7 External USB mouse not working properly with Ubuntu (no left-click functionality)
Fresh format and reinstall of dual boot system - problems remaining ... Since the behavious is the same with Win7 and Ubuntu and also remains after a fresh installation of both OS, I assume it is a hardware defect!?
Although great when you're on walkabout with your laptop, when I'm at home, laptop plugged in, I don't want my laptop to keep reverting to a login screen every few minutes.
I'm on a Thinkpad E520 running Windows 64 bit Professional. Here's what I tried so far without success:
1) Control Panel --> Power Options --> I set everything to "max performance" and disabled display sleep-mode timers.
2) Control Panel --> Lenovo - Camera-enhanced security --> I turned off camera recognition features and related timers.
3) Control Pannel --> Lenovo Power Manager --> I turned off all timers.
Turning off options in the above control panel areas does not seem to affect the auto-protect feature. This auto lock down feature is driving me nuts at home, the only consolation being that the fingerprint scanner makes it a little easier to get back in once the laptop goes down. It's like some terrible screen saver you hate that can't be turned off.
How is this auto lockdown feature turned off? Ideally there should be a big button available in the taskbar which you can push: on - off. That way you can easily turn timer suites on and off with a single action.
But as of yet, I can't find anything in the control panel or taskbar that turns off this auto lock down feature.
When I press Fn+F9, Wireless Radios Master Control will appear, but there's only WiFi icon and Bluetooth icon is missing (I installed all latest drivers for my model E520 1143-37G).
I have seen advices to reinstall Hotkey Features Integration Pack but here comes my second problem. This HFIP includes Lenovo Patch Utility 32&64 bit but it's old version (18.104.22.168), newer version is included in Power Manager and ThinkVantage Communication Utility (v22.214.171.124). That;s the thing I don't get at all...
I bought 2 of these in oct 2011 for my twins going to college. My daughters has had no problems. The other one died in may 2012 and was repaired under warranty. It died again in November 2012. I was able to get it running by removing the battery and disconnecting the cmos battery and letting it sit for a while.
It happened again, and this time I can't revive it. I want to add that I think there was something wrong when we got it back from repair. The battery icon for the Lenovo power management did not work, but the windows one did. In hindsight I think this had something to do with nvram problem I have since heard so much about.
I just bought a used Red E520-1143CTO in brand new condition, from someone who screwed up the OS (It had Windows 7 Home Prem 64). A lot of the drivers were missing and not working correctly. The restore partition is still there when I look in My Computer but when i reboot and press F11, I never get the option to access it. There was no Lenovo software installed to create a repair disk and of course, it didn't come with any software. Is there a way to access it?
I also have access to another E520 that is almost exactly the same (It just has the older i3 processor). I tried to create a repair disk from it and use it on this computer but it says the Windows versions are not compatible or the Repair software is not compatible with this version.
So I'm trying to figure out if there is an alternative way to access this restore partition. I've installed a company version of Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit on this machine and I've got most of the drivers installed and it appears to be working fine. But I have three that have yellow exclaimation points:
1) Base System Device 2) SM Bus Controller 3) Unknown Device
I've been downloaded drivers from this site, but I can't can't figure out which drivers I need to clear this list. So, how to get it restored to factory default. If not, I'd like to know what drivers I need to clear this list. I want it to look like brand new because I was going to give it to someone as a gift. I just don't see the on screen prompts for the wifi button (doens't work), volume, and brightness like the other machine. I'd like to get all that working.
Realtek 2x2 11b/g/n wireless LAN M.2 adapter does not detect my home 5ghz network. Driver (version 2012.10.224.2014) is up to date. 2ghz band works fine. Could it be that 5ghz is not supported by this $2k laptop?
After some virus problems I set up my system from the scratch, formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows. I also downloaded the Lenovo System Updater, installed all updates and downloaded the ThinkVantage Solution Center. Now, the PC works again BUT the WiFi adapter does not work. It seems to be non-existent, if I press F9 it says I am suppossed to press the hardware switch. I have a ThinkPad Edge 15, it does not have such a switch at all.
In the hardware manager i find one network device without driver, so I suppose this is it. However, no driver seems to work. I downloaded the WiFi dirver(s) from the Lenovo website and installed them, nothing happens. What can I do?
Here are my specifications: -Thinkpad Edge 15 -Windows 7 Home Premium (OEM) - the driver I installed which did not work: Intel Wireless LAN (bg, abg, abgn) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad
I am pretty certain that the hardware works, before I set uo the system WiFi was not at all a problem.
I've recently formatted my hard drive and put my own copy of Win7 on my Thinkpad Edge 14 (0579-A62). There's no more recovery partition. After being surprised that Win7 didn't have any built in drivers for the display or WiFi, I plugged an ethernet cable in and went to the Lenovo support site. I tried all of the Networking: WLAN drivers but none of them let wireless work. I installed the Intel PROSet software and it just says "Driver is not installed" so I'm assuming it doesn't have anything to do with the WiFi key on the keyboard.
I updated my Thinkpad with windows 8.1. But the wifi driver doesn't work correctly. After the installation the device was diasabled with code 10. I searched for a new driver and found one from Realtek for win 8. After this installation and the reboot, the wifi works fine. Restarting the notebook again, the device was disabled again. I tried a lot of different drivers - it's always the same: After the first installation and reboot it works, after the second boot, the device is disabled again.
My new Lenovo Z580 runs windows 8 64bit, core i3 3rd gen, 4gb RAM.
The problem is, since day 1,every few minutes the internet stops working. It shows as connected, the router is working, other connected devices run as intended and everything's fine. But internet doesn't work on my laptop. It says "Could not connect to the network". I have tried doing the "keep wifi on during sleep" etc. but nothing works. It just stops working after a while even though I am using the laptop, it just suddenly stops. It even shows as connected, and packets are being received but internet or any application over the internet will not work untill I disconnect and reconnect.
My brand new Flex 2 14 periodically disconnects from the network on Wi-Fi. This is pretty unacceptable. Other PC's in the house are not experiencing the problem, so it's difficult to blame the router.,
I have a Broadcom 802.11N Network Adapter device with driver version 126.96.36.199, which is the latest on the Lenovo site. I am running Windows 8.1, as provided on the system. I've installed Windows updates and some other software, but have not otherwise changed the OS.
I have seen other users with similar problems, but no fixes for Broadcom.
My lenovo g570 laptop does not found network adapter for wifi and blue tooth it did not recognize the hardware part may be. because i install software for that so may time. few days back i used wifi as well as bluetooth in my lapi but for last two or three month i just used lan for internet connection and in between i changed my os which is win 7 ultimate to win 7 proff. I don't know what is the reason for that.
I have problem with wifi connection. Wifi works perfect with other devices: phones, tablets, laptops. When I connect to wifi with L440, wifi works 5-30 min. and then crash. L440 kills wifi network. All devices can't connect to wifi until I restart router.
I have read about this problem, but in task manager I can't find "discovery.exe" or LenovoEMC Storage Connector in Contral Panel.
I bought my HP 15 a few days ago and since yesterday (after I restarted it) it can't find my network. Also, sometimes it finds all the surrounding networks, sometimes one or two, sometimes none of them, but it never shows mine.
All my other devices connect to the network just fine and also when I connect the laptop via Ethernet cable internet works normally. I tried reinstalling the adapter and driver, but nothing happens, the problem is still here.
My HP 14-d010AU can not detect wifi. Its wifi type is 802.11 (I don't know about b/g/n type, it's not mentioned). Windowws 8 OS.
Model wireless card: PCIVEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_217F103C&REV_01
I tried to install a wireless driver, REALTEK RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Driver. I downloaded it from HP website, but when I installed it, it couldn't be installed. I tried another programs (MediaTek (Ralink) 802.11 WLAN Adapter and MediaTek 802.11 WLAN Adapter Driver) but the same problem was still happening.
By the way, I've updated the BIOS and it didn't work. And I found out that my HP doesn't have Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter. Does Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter matter?