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.
[Important] Remove the Lenovo Patch Update program from the installation package of Access Connections.
(Fix) Fixed the issue that the Access Connections-P2P Community window will not be displayed after you click the P2P Community icon.
(Fix) Fixed the issue that the computer installed with the Intel EM7345 wireless WAN card and SIM card of Orange might fail to be connected to the mobile broadband for the first attempt.
(New) Added support for Intel Wireless-N 7265 WiFi card
(New) Added support for Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 WiFi card
(Fix) Fixed the issue that your computer cannot be connected to the network of Verizon Communications and the Access Connections icon is dimmed when a Verizon Long Term Evolution (LTE) SIM card is installed.
(New) Added support for Sierra Wireless EM7345
(New) Added support for the ADMX template
(Fix) Fixed the issue that the Lenovo Access Connection kept adding the Lenovo Mobile Access profile back after the profile was removed
Note: Please refer to the README file for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.
IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II
IBM 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter
ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN MiniPCI Express Adapter
ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN MiniPCI Express Adapter
ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II
ThinkPad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter
ThinkPad 2x2 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter
ThinkPad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN M.2 Adapter
Lenovo 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter II
Lenovo 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter III
Lenovo 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter
Lenovo 2x2 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter
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 Windows Explorer.
Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
Choose the folder 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 account.
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. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.
Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.
Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.
Note: This is intended for system administrators only.
Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and extract the file.
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 /s /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress" Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup /s /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
Start Windows and log on with the administrative account.
Click Start, and select Control Panel.
Make sure View by Category is selected, and click Uninstall a program.
Select ThinkVantage Access Connections, then click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.
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.