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Access Connections connects to wireless WAN profile even if radio is turned off - ThinkPad


If only a wireless WAN profile is created and then enable the option When no other connections are available, connect through wireless WAN or WiMax. Then turn off the wireless WAN card though Fn+F5, Access Connections will turn the wireless WAN card on and attempt to connect to the WAN profile.

Affected configurations

All ThinkPads running on Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP configured with ThinkVantage Access Connections may be affected by this symptom.


Upgrade the following software according to the Operating System installed:


  • Alias ID: MIGR-72188
  • Document ID: HT004161
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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