How to connect your computer with a Wireless USB Hub - ThinkPad X300
Affected Configurations

Any of the following systems running Windows Vista or Windows XP connected to any Wireless USB Hub:

  • ThinkPad X300
How to connect a Wireless USB Hub: Automatic Tool

Use the following instructions to connect your computer with a Wireless USB Hub automatically.

  1. Start Windows and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Download the latest Wireless USB software for the ThinkPad computers listed in the Affected Configurations section from Lenovo web site and install the software in your computer.
  3. Download the latest software from the Wireless USB hub vendor's web site and install the full package.
  4. Attach the Wireless USB Hub to the computer using a USB cable.
  5. Download the file;cbafupdate3.zip to hard disk drive.
  6. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the directory where the downloaded file in step 5 is.
  7. Right-click on cbafupdate3.zip file, click Extract All, and follow instructions on the screen.
  8. Open Command Prompt. Change the directory to cbafupdate3.
  9. Type the entire line below:
    C:\...\cbafupdate3>cbafupdate.bat
    Press the Enter key.
  10. The following screen will appear and the association should be completed successfully. If the association is not successful, remove and re-attach the USB cable.

Wireless USB cable association progress

  1. To confirm that the association is successfully completed, open Wireless USB Connection Manager from system tray or from the launcher on the desktop. You will notice that a Wireless USB item appears under Wireless USB connections.

Wireless USB Connection Manager

  1. After successful association, remove the USB cable from the system. After a while, wireless connection between the host and the hub will be established.
  2. Open Wireless USB Connection Manager from system tray or from the launcher on the desktop to view the status of the hub connected.

Wireless USB Connection Manager successful message


How to connect a Wireless USB Hub: Manual Setting

Use the following instructions to connect your computer with a Wireless USB Hub manually.

  1. Start Windows and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Download the latest Wireless USB software for the ThinkPad computers listed in the Affected Configurations section from Lenovo web site and install the software in your computer.
  3. Download the latest software from the Wireless USB hub vendor's web site and install the full package.
  4. Attach the Wireless USB Hub to the computer using a USB cable.
  5. Open the Device Manager, follow the steps according to your Operating System.
    For Windows Vista For Windows XP
    • Click Start, then click Control Panel.
    • Click System and Maintenance.
    • Click System.
    • From the left pane, click Device Manager.
    • Click Start, then right-click My Computer.
    • Click Properties.
    • Click the Hardware tab.
    • Click Device Manager.
  1. Double-click the Universal Serial Bus controllers category.
  2. Right-click on XXXXXX (a Wireless USB hub vendor's name) Cable Association Interface, and click Update driver Software.

Select a Wireless USB Hub Cable Association Interface

  1. Select Browse my computer for driver software.

Browse for driver software

  1. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

Pick from a list of device drivers

  1. Select Intel(R) UWB Cable Based Association Framework Driver, and click Next.
  2. If Intel(R) UWB Cable Based Association Framework Driver is not listed, click on Have Disk. Browse to C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Wireless UWB Link 1480\cbaf. Once Intel(R) UWB Cable Based Association Framework Driver appears on the list, select it and click Next.

Select driver list

  1. In case you see a Update Driver Warning pop-up, proceed with the installation of the drivers by clicking on Yes.

Update driver warning

  1. Click Close.

Successful driver installation

  1. Check if the XXXXXX (Wireless USB Hub maker's name) Cable Association Interface is replaced with Intel(R) UWB Cable Based Association Framework Driver on the Device Manager.

Wireless USB Hub driver renamed

  1. Close the Device Manager.
  2. Upon successful update of Cable Based Association driver software, hub association will proceed.
  3. After successful association, remove the USB cable from the computer to establish host-to-hub connection.
  4. Open Wireless USB Connection Manager in the system tray or launcher on the desktop to view the status of the hub connected.


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Document ID : HT004138
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-69338
Last Updated : 18 Dec 2013
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