ThinkVantage Access Connections is a connectivity assistant program for your ThinkPad computer. It enables you to quickly switch the network settings and Internet settings by selecting a location profile.
You can define the network settings and Internet settings in the Location Profile for modem/wired LAN/Wireless LAN network devices, and then restore that profile whenever you need it. By switching the location profile, you can connect to the network instantly without reconfiguring your settings when you move from office to home or on the road.
How to deploy Access Connections Profiles
Access Connections is able to import and export location profiles for the wireless adapter. This feature does not export the wireless security configuration and all profile settings. However, you can download and install the optional profile-deployment feature, which enables Access Connections to export wireless security configurations (including static WEP, password, and so on) and all profile settings. Download the Access Connections Deployment Guide to learn more about the Access Connections location profile-deployment feature. Click here to download administrator feature tool and view deployment guide.
If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Explorer.
Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, a pop-up window will appear.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
Choose the directory you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.
Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. The file will begin to extract all the necessary files to the folder specified in the step 9.
Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is selected and click Finish.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.
Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.
Note: This is for system administrators' use only.
Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and expand the files.
In the step 11 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
At the command line, execute setup.exe with the following options. /s /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress" Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup /s /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
Standard Uninstallation Procedure (using Programs and Features in Control Panel)
Start Windows and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator account.
Click Start, and select Control Panel.
Make sure Control Panel Home is selected, and click Uninstall a program.
Select ThinkVantage Access Connections, then select Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.
Advanced Procedure (using RemoveAC.exe Tool)
All existing profiles will be deleted if you use the RemoveAC.exe tool.
This procedure is used if Standard Uninstallation Procedure fails to uninstall Access Connections, or for system administrators' use only.
RemoveAC.exe tool is used to uninstall Access Connections version 5.0 or higher, which is located under the tools folder after extracting this package.
Start Windows and logon with an administrator account.
Click Start, then click All Programs.
Click Accessories, then click Command Prompt.
Type [Path where RemoveAC.exe is located]\RemoveAC.exe and press Enter. Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\tools\RemoveAC5.0Vista\RemoveAC.exe
Click Yes when prompted for reboot.
Determining Which Version is Installed
Start the ThinkVantage Access Connections. The main screen will be displayed.
In the menu bar, click Help, then click About Access Connections. The version will be displayed next to ThinkVantage Access Connections.