How come my I cannot connect to my wireless network after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows XP Pro SP3?

by on January 11, 2010

Q: I am the proud owner of an old Thinkpad T40. Today’s issue is this: the wireless card (Intel pro/wireless LAN 2100 3b Mni PCI adapter) can’t connect to my network.

I recently wiped out my XP home installation – where wireless worked great – and ‘upgraded’ to XP Pro SP3. Now I can’t use the wireless.

Basically whenever I click ‘view wireless connections’ I get my list and when I attempt to connect to one it tells me “windows is unable to connect to the selected network.” When I manually create my connection using all of the correct information I get “unable to connect to your preferred wireless network”.

Driver is ver 1.2.5.37 8/2/06

1. do you know of a repository that has old drivers?
2. can you find a post on some random forum that answers this?


One Response to “How come my I cannot connect to my wireless network after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows XP Pro SP3?”
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    Since you’re seeing wireless networks, your laptop is probably functioning correctly. The issue is probably with your router.

    Turning off your wireless router, and turning it back on again. Try to connect. Then try going into the router’s settings and disabling the security settings and see if you can connect.