Lenovo ThinkPad L R/SL :: SL510 Found 2 WiFi Adapters?
Jan 26, 2015
My SL510 work fine, but just want to know, when I open it for replace the keyboard, I found 1 intel centino mini wifi card N1000 with antenna and at the back an other one is broadcom mini wifi card 802.11g without antenna. My question is: for what function is broadcom mini wifi card 802.11g without antenna? All of 2 are presents as well in device manager...
So I made a mistake. I've reinstalled the OS on computers dozens of times and never quite had this issue. I have the Lenovo SL510 and tried to reinstall using the dvd drive. I entered bios and changed boot settings so the dvd drive was first and then booted it up but it went straight into windows 7 on the hard drive. I tried again, hitting f12 at startup and specifically selected the DVD drive to boot from and again it would boot directly from the hard drive ignoreing the DVD drive completely. Finally I opened the DVD drive from windows and installed over top of the old OS, planning to delete the old files once the install finished.
The install went fine, everything worked, except I didn't have internet. Turns out that the wireless adapter wasn't being recognized. I opened device manager and it was showing up under "Other Devices" as Network Controller with a yellow exclamation mark. I then proceed to track down and install the wireless drivers after connecting with an ethernet cable. I tried the intel chipset program and it would fail to install the correct driver, I tried the lenovo support program and it failed to install the driver, I manually downloaded and installed the driver and nothing happened. I tried several different wireless drivers and the result was always the same. I was working on the issue for at least 8 hours.
Finally I decided it wasn't worth the trouble, and why not reinstall again. This time I created a bootable USB drive and went through the same process, changed boot order, no result booted from hard drive, pressed f12, selected the USB drive, same result. Finally I installed the new OS image over the existing OS from the USB while the computer was on.
Installing the OS over the older OS was definitely a mistake, but it seems like the core of the problem was that the computer just wouldn't boot from anything other than the hard drive itself I didn't realize the implications that this presented and during the final install of the OS from the USB the computer restarted during installation. Of course.. the computer did not reboot from the USB which meant it simply came up black screen, the OS had already been wiped from the hard drive, but it could not boot from the USB and therefore simply comes up blackscreen.
The first thing I tried to do was reboot into BIOS, wasn't happening. When I attempted to access bios it would simply blackscreen with the power on indefinitely. I obviously tried booting and using f12 several times to try switching back and forth from USB to DVD and so on, but everything just black screened.
So....If the computer couldn't boot from USB or DVD then the only option was to boot from inside the original OS, but doing that caused a massive driver error which I couldn't resolve no matter what I did. And now I'm thinking the computer is completely lost. The only idea I have is to try using a friends computer to install an OS on to the SL510's hard drive and then resintall the hard drive into the Laptop to see if it will boot from it. I've poured over this entire forum and found lots of similar issues but no one seems to be offering any answers or solutions besides an occasional "we're looking into it" message.
My laptop was able to access the internet via my wireless internet connection just fine until a few days ago when it completely stopped working. I can't even view the wireless adapter in my hardware profile anymore. I'm able to connect wired but not wirelessly. I've reinstalled access points, but it didn't work. Nothing has changed in my setup to cause this to stop working.
I don't have a lot of money to replace the laptop that just completely died a month after the warranty expired. It is a Lenovo Thinkpad SL510, S/n xxxxxxx and the product ID is 28479XU. Purchased 3 years ago. I would like to know if I can take the hard drive out (which I was told by a knowledgeable computer person that it is OK with all the data on it) AND put it in my working Lenovo Thinkpad SL410, S/n xxxxxxx, Product ID 28427PU ?The SL510 is really dead. All efforts were tried to resusictate by same computer person.
I have very annoying problem with hot keys for adjusting monitor brightness! After last version of hot keys driver they don't work. I can't increase or decrease brightness! Pressing them down and can't change anything. And there is something more! For example I have adjusted some level from power manager and everything looks good until I don't try to manage brightness with hot keys. I doesn't matter if i want to increase or decrease brightness, it just goes to maximum level!
1. When I plug charger in to my SL510 lights don't turn on. If battery are take out - laptop is impossible to turn on; 2. If I plug same charger to my second (old r60 thinkpad - lights is turning on and all boots normally); 3. I take charge from my second laptop and test on SL510 - lights still not turning on; 4. If I try to boot without charger (on battery) laptop is working fine.
Is it possible that - when my battery be empty I can never turn on my laptop?
Whatever I try, I am not able to activate the WLAN card. When I diagnose the network connection it says somethink like "the device is not activated or not installed". However, the device is listed properly as "Intel WiFi Link 100 BGN" in the device manager. All windows updates are installed, and the Lenovo update manager only shows one optional update (Intel Chipset driver for Windows 7) which gives an error when trying to install it.
One strange thing is that, when I use the "ping 127.0.0.1" command in the command shell, only 1-2 out of the 4 tries give a result, the other ones show a timeout error.
What is more, the device works properly with an Linux Live disk, so the hardware seems to be ok. It is just not working with windows 7.
I had 1GB & 2GB rams working fine in the SL510, windows 7 Profession, 62-bit, 320 GB drive. SL510 62-bit can take up to 8GB ram.
I replaced the 1GB by Samsung with a Hynix 4GB. At Crucial they give specs that are replacable for existing ram. I notice one number is different. The original Samsung says PC3 -10600, and the new Hynix says PC3-12800. The 12800 was given by crucial as part of the replacement numbers for the SL510. I bought at EBay used.
Anyway, I bootup and a blank, black screen results. I hear laptop running. I forced closed it and re-started again. Same...black screen as I hear laptop running.
Also, is there a certain order for rams to be installed? Originally, the 1GB ram was first, and the 2GB was below. I installed the 4GB ram below and moved the 2GB to top first position. (in case I want to access the 2GB easily to upgrade with another 4GB)
I have an SL510 thinkpad and I have just installed windows 7 professional 64x. I noticed my wifi not working and in Device Manager there are a number of 'Unknown Devices' I have 3 'Base System Device' alerts, a 'Network Controller' alert and an Unknown Device....
I have the following problem with my computer, lenovo sl 510: when pressing the power button, the computer won´t boot. On the display you can see a black background, in the upper right corner the intel emblem and in the lower left corner you can see "thinkpad". I cannot enter the bios and nothing works. We´ve tried already to press the power button a few times to reset the computer. Didn´t work as well. The keyboard doesn´t accept any hot key combinations.
Just got a Thinkpad SL510 2847 D2U, Windows 7 Prof.(64 bit).
Often when I touch the Touchpad I see the arrow on screen change to a "button" being displayed. And the button is not like using the arrow. Very difficult to work with it. So I keep moving around Touchpad to get rid of the "button" and return to arrow.
How to rid of this "button" action? Or what am I doing to cause it? I believe I have changed the sensitivity of the touchpad. I'll check again.
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.
This laptop shows "no operating system found" when I power up. I ran knoppix which works but I tried pressing F8 to get to the CMD prompt but it doesn't work, I can get into the BIOS, anything I can do in the bios to do either a system restore or run the recovery?
I just reinstalled windows 7 on my edge 13 (cause the system really slowed down), everything's working so far, expect the WLan Device. The network adapter (realtek RTL8168D/Familie-PCI-E-Gigabit-Ethernet-NIC) is properly detected, if i plug in a Lan cable I have got a connection.
I already tried this Lenovo Update tool, it installed some drivers and updates, but still no change. I already tried all Wifi drivers from lenovo homepage without success. Hitting the F9 Button didn't change a thing.
I have recently run the Thinkpad Rescue and Recovery to freshen up my laptop and start with a new Windows XP.
I have also run through System Update and have got all the latest drivers and software updates.
Following to this, I noticed that my Wireless isn't wokring and was not even detected. For this, I have downloaded all of the following available:
Wireless LAN drivers for ThinkPad R500 - 2732 - 6EG - Windows XP Professional: Intel Wireless LAN (bg, abg, abgn) for Windows XP - ThinkPad - v15.03.2000 ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II for Windows XP - ThinkPad - v1.00.0029.8Wireless LAN ThinkPad (11bg, 11abg, 11abgn) for Windows XP, 2000 - ThinkPad - 184.108.40.2060b
But my Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility says that the "driver is not installed" even after rebooting.
I also check the Device Manager and noticed that under the Network Adapters the following only shows: 1394 Net AdapterBroadcam NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet What could be the issue?
Also note that my wireless was working properly before going through the rescue and recovery.
I have a feeling that I am missing something very obvious here, but I have looked everywhere and cannot find the Bluetooth services on my laptop (W530, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, ThinkPad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter for Windows 7).
When I do FN + F5, I get the Lenovo Wireless Radio menu, but it only lists Airplane Mode (off) and 802.11 Wireless (on).
I have check BIOS security settings for I/O devices and Bluetooth is enabled. However I cannot find any references to Bluetooth under Device Manager ->Network Adaptors.
Is it possible that this laptop is not equiped with Bluetooth?
My IT dept made some changes to my W530 and now fastboot is not using SSD drive of (16G).I'm planning on using the "Restore" option found under My computer. If I select this option, I pressume all the factory default programs will install and wipe out the rest of the drive correct? If I do this will my fastboot be enabled once again?
I can't found my camera device in device manager and there is no imaging devices in device manager. There is no camera tab in Communication Settings (Fn+F5)...
I tried to install "Integrated Camera Driver (1.0M) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - Notebooks" "Integrated Camera Driver (0.3M) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - Notebooks" but nothing happened ..
In the first time when I installed the windows the camera was working but now it's not !!
My Laptop is : ThinkPad Edge E530 My OS is : Windows 7 32-bot
I recently my new Thinkpad T530 and I accidentally uninstalled Power Manager. I re-installed it. Now when ever I log on It says, "RUNDLL: There was a problem starting C:/Program. The specified module could not be found." And whenever I turn on the icon in the taskbar it is gray and has three dashes.
I have a problem with my L530 and the WiFi Connection. When I start the computer and see the Login-Screen of Windows 8.1 the networkicon left to the betteryicon have a red cross. After I log into Windows 8.1, I have no wireless connection availible. In the devicemanager is no wirelesscard listet, also there are no other problems with other devices.
After restarting, power off/on, removing the battery and so on about 1.000.000 times the wireless card is pretty working to the next shut down. So my workaround was to use the standby mode instead shut down after I've finished working.
UNTIL yesterday! Now I can't enable the wireless card... This card is installled: ThinkPad Wireless LAN (11bgn, bg)
I've tried the following things: - UEFI is on version 2.56 - loading UEFI defaults, save and reboot - remove the battery and power plug -> push the power button for 10 sec - disable hybrid shut down in windows - booting with ubuntu 13.04 -> no wireless hardware available... Nothings works...
On my new X1 Carbon, with a new Netgear R8000 router, The X1 will not hold a wifi connection, even 3 feet from the router. There is plenty of signal strength on all 3 channels. It connects for a while, but then the icon turns to "limited", and I have no internet connection. It works with my older Netgear WNDR 4500. Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector sees the three channels with plenty of signal, but will not plot them. I even tried reducing the maximum rate to 289 Mbps, and it still will not maintain a 5 GHz connection.
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.
Trying to upgrade my wifi card. The machine originally came with Centrino 2200 card. I wanted to upgrade to Centrino 6205. I thought that all I had to do was ensure that I get a card that has a known/authorized FRU, as per the X230 FRU List. So I picked a card with FRU 60Y3253, but upon installing it, I get the all familiar "1802: Unauthorized Network Card" error. Why? What else am I missing?
Brand new X230 here, with the Lenovo wifi. It seems like when I first got it that it would reconnect to wifi after waking, but now, after having done all my software installation, system updates, bios update, etc. - at some point it stopped doing this. After waking I've tried turning wifi on and off, disabling and re-enabling the adapter, releasing and renewing the ip (it won't renew). Basically, after coming out of sleep it seems like the adapter just won't "wake up" fully and get a new ip address. All Windows and systems updates have been performed.
I've updated my Intel Wireless LAN Driver to 220.127.116.11 and since then every time I close the lid (I'm connected through a OneLink docking station) the wifi stop functioning normal (connects to network but shows "Limited" and practically not functioning). If I open back the lid everything goes back to normal, either directly on the laptop or while still working through the docking station.