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Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg) for Windows XP, 2000 - ThinkPad

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Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg)

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Windows XP (32-bit)
11.05.0 API
12/12/2007
README for Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg)

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Windows XP (32-bit)
11.05.0 API
12/12/2007
This package provides the Wireless LAN driver for Microsoft Windows XP for the following adapters:
- Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG and 4965AGN
- Intel PRO/Wireless 3945bg Mini PCI and 3945abg Mini PCI
- Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg Mini PCI
- Intel PRO/Wireless 2915abg Mini PCI

The following systems are supported:
- R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R51e, R52
- R60, R60e, R61, R61e, R61i
- T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
- T60, T60p, T61, T61p
- X31, X32, X40, X41, X41 Tablet
- X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
- X300
- Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t
- ThinkPad Reserve Edition
Additional information

Note: If you use Access Connections, the following must be installed.

  • Access Connections version 4.40 or higher
  • Power Management Driver for Windows Vista/XP/2000/ME/98 SE version 1.42 or higher
  • Hotkey Features for Windows 98/98 SE/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP version 1.24.0603 or higher
    or
    Hotkey Features for Windows Vista/XP/2000 version 2.01.0703 or higher
    Note: Refer to each Hotkey package for which version to use.

Note: If you currently use IEEE 802.1x authentication on Windows XP Service Pack 1 and do not use WPA encryption, Lenovo recommends you uninstall Q826942 (WPA Supplicant update rollup package in Windows XP) and Q815485 (WPA Wireless Security Update in Windows XP). This does not apply if you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

To check if Q826942 or Q815485 is installed and to uninstall it:

  1. Start Windows XP and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q826942 or Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q815485 if it is listed under Currently installed programs.
  5. Click Remove and follow the instructions on the screen.
    Note:
    The above action will remove all the fixes within the update rollup package, Q826942. You may need to re-install the other specific hotfixes you expect for this rollup package.

Note: You may need to re-enter security information after updating the Wireless LAN driver.

Note: If you use Single Sign-On with the following authentications, ThinkVantage Access Connections version 4.22 or higher is needed.

  • LEAP on Windows XP
  • LEAP, EAP-TLS and PEAP-CHAP on Windows 2000

Note: [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.

Contents
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed
Known Issues and Solutions

Summary of changes

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.

Click here to view all of the symptoms corrected by this driver update.

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Installation instructions
Notes:
  • Access Connections version 4.40 or later needs to be installed to configure this device.

Downloading files

  1. Click once on the underlined file name with the left mouse button. Once this is done, a pop-up window will appear.
  2. In this pop-up window, choose (using the left mouse button) 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 without your assistance.
  3. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.
  4. After being downloaded, the file will need to be extracted.

Extracting files

  1. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  2. Locate the file that was just downloaded and double click it using the left mouse button.
  3. The file will begin to extract in the directory where the downloaded file is located.

Install files

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Open an Explorer and locate the directory where the files were extracted.
  3. Double-click XP, and Apps, and then x32.
  4. Double-click iProInst.EXE file.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
    • Note: If you use ThinkVantage Access Connections, Intel PROSet/Wireless component needs to be installed as pre-selected during the above procedure.
  6. Restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Downloading Files Step 2

Unattended install
Note: This procedure is intended for system administrators only.
  • Refer to the Manual Install section, and download and expand the files.
  • At the command line, execute iProInst.EXE with the /QI option. Example: C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WLANINT2\XP\Apps\x32\iProInst.EXE /QI
Uninstallation

Note: If winlogon.exe error or any problem occurs after uninstalling the software, re-install any version of the software for problem solving.

Manual Uninstall

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start, select Settings, then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  4. Double-click Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
  5. Click Next, select Remove, and then follow the instructions.

Or

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start, then click Run.
  3. In the run dialog window, type: C:\DRIVERS\WIN\WLANINT2\XP\Apps\x32\iProInst.EXE and click OK to start the installation process. If you have extracted the files to a different location, specify this location instead.
  4. Click Next, select Remove, and then follow the instructions.
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Determining which version is installed

Wireless LAN driver:

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, then click Performance and Maintenance.
  2. Click System, click the Hardware tab, then click Device Manager.

[Windows 2000]

  1. Click Start, select Settings, then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System, click the Hardware tab, then click Device Manager.

[Windows XP/2000]

  1. Double-click Network adapters.
  2. If either of the following adapters are there, right-click it and then click the Driver tab.
  • Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
  • Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
  • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
  • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
  • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

The version and date of the driver are displayed, then exit.

Package:

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove programs.
  3. Select Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software.
  4. Click "Click here for support information". The Version will be displayed.

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start, then click Settings, then click Control Panel
  2. Click Add or Remove programs.
  3. Select Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software.
  4. Click "Click here for support information". The Version will be displayed.

The following versions have been released to date. Access Connections for each of those versions are also available.

Where:

  • 4965: Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG/4965AGN
  • 3945: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG/3945ABG Network Connection
  • 2915: Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
  • 2200: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
PackageBuild ID

Driver

Access ConnectionsRelease

4965/3945
2915/2200

4965/3945
2915/2200
11.05.0 API 7KWC50WW 11.5.0.36
9.0.4.37
4.40 or higher
4.40 or higher
Current version
11.01.0 API 7KWC27WW 11.1.1.16
9.0.4.36
4.40 or higher
4.40 or higher
7kwc27ww.exe
7kwc27ww.txt

 

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Known Issues and Solutions
  1. ThinkVantage Access Connections will not work if Windows XP Software Network Bridge connection is created. To recover the Access Connections function:
    1. Start Windows XP and logon with administrative privileges.
    2. Click Start, select Settings, click Control Panel, then click Network Connections.
    3. Confirm that the following Device Name belongs to "Network Bridge".
      • Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
      • Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
      • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
      • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
      • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
      • Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
    4. Right click its "Name" (Wireless Network Connection)
    5. Click Remove from Bridge.
    6. Confirm that it belongs to "LAN or High-Speed Internet."
    7. Right click its "Name" again and click Properties.
    8. The Wireless Network connection Properties tab will open and under the General tab, Check at "WLAN Transport".
    9. Restart the system.
  2. Installing and deleting server/client certificate may not take effect immediately. To recover, restart the system.