Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

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Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

#1 Post by jamesfx2 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:08 pm

My Thinkpad T43 has a Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG card and I need to get it working in WIndows 7 32 bit... It works perfectly in Ubuntu 12.04 - can connect without issues.

But in WIndows 7, it can see a bunch of networks and I can try to connect to one and enter a password... but it won't connect. It just fails to connect each time. I figured it was a driver issue - I've tried the version that comes with WIndows 7, I've tried the Vista 32 bit version, I've fiddled with settings. But I think oother people have managed to get it working straight away.

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Re: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:38 pm

I have the same card and i have problems with the public ones (either no password protection or log in with an account) in Windows 7. I recall many of mine and many of my friends Windows 7 laptop have the same problem with those wifi. Somehow mysteriously, upgrading to Windows 10 on my T43 machines and the problem vanished!
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Re: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:02 am

Now is the time to upgrade to 300Mbps wifi-N!
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Re: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

#4 Post by jamesfx2 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:54 am

I don't think they managed to remove the Wifi whitelist on this model.

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Re: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:13 am

jamesfx2 wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:54 am
I don't think they managed to remove the Wifi whitelist on this model.
But they have! http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_ ... ified_BIOS

The modified BIOSes there remove both the wifi whitelist and the annoying Error 2010 that appears when a non-Thinkpad HDD is installed.
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Re: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:22 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:13 am
jamesfx2 wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:54 am
I don't think they managed to remove the Wifi whitelist on this model.
But they have! http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_ ... ified_BIOS

The modified BIOSes there remove both the wifi whitelist and the annoying Error 2010 that appears when a non-Thinkpad HDD is installed.
Indeed. I have been using TP Link "n" cards on my T43/p units for years now.
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Re: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

#7 Post by jamesfx2 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:49 am

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_w ... twork_card implies that it doesn't fix the problem
NOTE!

On the R32, T43, X41, X60, W500, X230 and probably others, the BIOS hacks and the "no-1802" utility don't work.
Might give it a try. Can't even get the card working in Windows XP enough to connect to a WPA2 Wifi network.

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Re: Can't get Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WIfi working on ThinkPad T43

#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:53 am

Get the matching BIOS update here: https://archive.org/details/T43SLIC2.17 ... 0ByTTAV134
Get that TP-Link wifi card that I mentioned earlier.
Get drivers for that card here: http://www.atherosdrivers.com/
End of story.

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