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Summary of changes for Intel PRO 2200bg, 2915abg, 3945bg, 3945abg, 4965ag, and 4965agn Mini PCI adapter wireless software for Windows XP, 2000 - ThinkPad

Symptom

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 11.05.0 API (7KWC50WW)

  • (New) Support for ThinkPad X300 (added).
  • (Fix) (3945BG/3945ABG only) The following error occurs when connecting to the Access Point with the WEP 64-bit encryption security via the Device Manager on Windows 2000. "mmc.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows. ..."
  • (Fix) (3945BG/3945ABG only) Scan list does not show all Access Points.
  • (Fix) EAP-FAST authentication fails when PAC is updated.

Version 11.01.0 API (7KWC27WW)

  • (New) Support for IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0
  • (Fix) Connection may drop when PSK (Pre Shared Key) mode is used.

Version 11.01.0 API (7KWC26WW)
Note:
If you are using 11.01.0 API 7KWC25WW, you have no need to apply this version.

  • (New) Support for ThinkPad R61e/R61i/T61p (added).
  • (Fix) Extracting files twice will cause exraction failure with the error message;
    C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WLANINT2\XP\Apps\x32\Thumb.db
    Access denied

Version 11.01.0 API (7KWC25WW)

  • (New) Support for Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG/4965AGN.
  • (New) Support for ThinkPad R61, T61, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet.
  • (New) Support for ThinkVantage Access Connections 4.40.
Version 10.5.3.1 API (7AWC26WW)
  • (Intel 3945ABG/3945BG only) NMI parity error with the blue screen may occur and then the computer hangs.

Version 10.5.1.0 API (7AWC24WW)

  • (Fix) Windows XP SP2 upgrade stops response.
  • (Fix) (3945ABG only) EAP-FAST CCX V3 PAC pops up for every restart
    on Windows XP.

    [Specification changes]
  • 2200BG/2915ABG Network Connection will report lower signal strength
    than with previous driver versions. Because the 2200BG/2915ABG
    methodology was changed to be more accurate and responsive, similar
    to the 3945BG/3945ABG. However, wireless network performance and
    functions are not affected at all by this change.
  • [Update information] New!!
    The known limitations below can be resolved with using ThinkVantage
    Access Connections version 4.22 or higher.
  • [Known limitations]
    • Wireless Network Connection fails if ThinkVantage Access Connections
      Single Sign On profile is used for Windows Domain Logon under:
    • Windows XP for LEAP
    • Windows 2000 for LEAP, EAP-TLS, PEAP-CHAP
      Lenovo is working to investigate this problem with Intel.

Version 10.5.0.0 API (7AWC23WW)
This version supports Access Connections:

  • This version supports ThinkVantage Access Connections:
    • Ver 4.11 or higher for Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG / 3945ABG Network Connection
    • Ver 4.12 or higher for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG / 2915ABG Network Connection.
  • Package version in Support Info: 10.5.1.0 API
  • Driver version in Windows Device Manager:
    • 3945BG and 3945ABG - 10.5.1.72
    • 2200BG and 2915ABG - 9.0.4.26
  • (Fix) Windows XP SP2 upgrade stops response.
  • (Fix) (3945ABG only) EAP-FAST CCX V3 PAC pops up for every restart on Windows XP.
  • (Fix) 2200BG and 2915ABG network connection will report lower signal strength than with previous driver versions because the 2200BG and 2915ABG methodology was changed to be more accurate and responsive, similar to the 3945BG and 3945ABG. However, wireless network performance and functions are not affected at all by this change.

Note: Wireless Network Connection fails if ThinkVantage Access Connections Single Sign On profile is used for Windows Domain Logon under:

  • Windows XP for LEAP
  • Windows 2000 for LEAP, EAP-TLS, PEAP-CHAP

Lenovo is working to investigate this problem with Intel.

Version 10.5.0.0 API (7AWC22WW)
This version supports Access Connections:

  • Version 4.11 or higher for Intel PRO/Wireless 3945bg / 3945abg Network Connection
  • Version 4.12 or higher for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg / 2915abg Network Conn

Wireless LAN driver version in Windows Device Manager:

  • For 3945BG/3945ABG
    10.5.1.59 (Windows XP)
    10.5.1.59 (Windows 2000)
  • For 2200BG/2915ABG
    9.0.4.17 (Windows XP)
    9.0.4.17 (Windows 2000)

Package version in Support Info:

  • 10.5.0.0 API (Windows XP)
  • 10.5.0.0 API (Windows 2000)
  • (Important) A security vulnerability, that could lead to remote execution.
  • (Important) A security vulnerability, that Wireless network security information could be obtained.

For the detailed information about the security vulnerability, refer to the following Intel Web site.
http://support.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-023068.htm

New Known limitations

  • Wireless Network Connection fails if ThinkVantage Access Connections Single Sign On profile is used for Windows Domain Logon under:
    • Windows XP for LEAP
    • Windows 2000 for LEAP, EAP-TLS, PEAP-CHAP
      Lenovo is working to investigate this problem with Intel.

Version 10.1.1.3 API (7AWC16WW)
Note:
If you are using the following cards, you have no need to apply this version because the Wireless LAN driver files for the cards are not changed in this version.

  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945bg Network Connection
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945abg Network Connection

This version supports Access Connections:

  • Version 4.11 or higher for Intel PRO/Wireless 3945bg / 3945abg Network Connection
  • Version 4.12 or higher for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg / 2915abg Network Connection

Package version in Support Info:

  • 10.1.1.3 API Microsoft Windows XP
  • 10.1.1.3 API Microsoft Windows 2000


Driver version in Windows Device Manager:
For 3945bg/3945abg:

  • 10.1.1.3 Microsoft Windows XP
  • 10.1.1.3 Microsoft Windows 2000

For 2200bg/2915abg:

  • 9.0.4.13 Microsoft Windows XP
  • 9.0.4.13 Microsoft Windows 2000
  • (New) Added support for the following Wireless LAN adapters:
    • Intel PRO/Wireless 2915abg Network Connection
    • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg Network Connection


    Note: Access Connections must be ver. 4.12 or higher to support these cards.

Version 10.1.1.3 (7AWC09WW)
Supports Access Connections 4.11 or higher.

  • (New) Support for ThinkPad R60, R60e, Z61e, Z61m, Z61t.
  • (New) Support for Access Connections 4.12.
  • (Fix) No display version in Add/Remove Programs 'Support Info'.
  • (Fix) PC Doctor Network Link test at Windows shows blue screen.
  • (Fix) EAP-FAST with manual PAC fails to connect.
  • (Fix) Driver is not correctly installed when PATH environment variable length is over 530 characters.
  • (Fix) Advanced settings in Device Manager are not preserved across driver update.
  • (Fix) Cannot connect easily if AP is set to near.
  • (Fix) Signal strength changes rapidly.
  • (Fix) Intermittent suspend/resume issue.

Version 10.1.0.13 (7AWC09WW)

  • (New) Support for the following ThinkPad systems:
    • ThinkPad T60, T60p, X60, X60s
  • (New) Support for Access Connections 4.1
Affected configurations

Any of the following ThinkPad systems:

  • R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R51e, R52
  • R60, R60e, R61, R61e
  • R400, R500
  • SL300, SL400, SL500
  • T400, T500
  • T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
  • T60, T60p, T61, T61p
  • W500, W700, W700ds
  • X31, X32, X40, X41, X41 Tablet
  • X60, X60s, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
  • X200, X300, X301
  • Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61
  • ThinkPad Reserve Edition
Solution

Click here to download the Intel PRO 2200bg, 2915abg, 3945bg, and 3945abg, WiFi Link 4965ag, 4965agn Mini PCI adapter wireless software for Windows XP, 2000.