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I had a virus on my laptop, a Thinkpad R50 Type 1830, and had to do a complete re-installation. The only problem is that the installation disk was not for the laptop, but instead for my desktop.
Ever since the virus infected my computer, I have not been able to add my network connection. In device manager, nothing shows up for a wireless network card. I assume this is what my problem is.
I have gone to IBM/Lenovo's website and downloaded every driver I could find. It still does not show any wireless adapter. I am clueless on how I can find out what kind of adapter is in this computer; I am not very tech savvy. :4-dontkno:4-dontkno
I do have a non-working R50 that if needed I can open up and take any needed parts, but I am thinking this is unnecessary.
I am beyond frustrated trying to figure this out, and will likely end up getting another refurbished laptop. But in the meantime if I could connect wirelessly, that would be great!
If I have downloaded all of the drivers on the website, why wouldn't it show up in my Device Manager? And there is something under "Other Devices" and has a huge yellow question mark. It is titled "Network Controller" I cannot figure out what this is to and how to get it working.

Can anyone help me??:4-dontkno
 

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Re: Wireless Adapter Missing?

I have already been to the site and installed just about everything on that page. I installed all of the drivers listed under Networking-Wireless, but yet nothing shows up. UGH!:4-dontkno:4-dontkno
 

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Re: Wireless Adapter Missing?

I have no idea where I can find that...Are you familiar with the AIDA 64 program enough to tell me which category to look in?
I could be wrong on this, but I will take a guess... Under PCI devices under Physical Devices, I see "Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B MiniPCI Adapter"
Here is the rest of the info:

Bus 1, Device 0, Function 0 ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (IBM) Video Adapter
Bus 2, Device 8, Function 0 Intel 82801DB ICH4 - PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Bus 0, Device 30, Function 0 Intel 82801DBM I/O Controller Hub 4 (ICH4-M) [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 5 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 6 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - AC'97 Modem Controller [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 29, Function 7 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 1 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - IDE Controller [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 0 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - LPC Bridge [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 31, Function 3 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - SMBus Controller [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 29, Function 0 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - USB Controller [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 29, Function 1 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - USB Controller [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 29, Function 2 Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - USB Controller [A-1]
Bus 0, Device 1, Function 0 Intel 82855PM MCH - AGP Controller [A-3]
Bus 0, Device 0, Function 0 Intel 82855PM MCH - Host Controller [A-3]
Bus 2, Device 2, Function 0 Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B MiniPCI Adapter (IBM)
Bus 2, Device 0, Function 0 Texas Instruments PCI4520 CardBus Controller

PnP Devices
PNP0303 101/102-Key or MS Natural Keyboard
PNP0501 16550A-compatible UART Serial Port
PNP0C08 ACPI Driver/BIOS
FIXEDBUTTON ACPI Fixed Feature Button
THERMALZONE ACPI Thermal Zone
PNP0C0A Control Method Battery
PNP0200 DMA Controller
PNP0C09 Embedded Controller Device
PNP0700 Floppy Disk Controller
IBM0068 IBM PM Device
IBM0071 IBM ThinkPad Fast Infrared Port
IBM0057 IBM ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Device
GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_9 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz
PNP0C0D Lid
ACPI0003 Microsoft AC Adapter
PNP0C04 Numeric Data Processor
PNP0400 Parallel Port
PNP0800 PC Speaker
PNP0A03 PCI Bus
PNP0000 Programmable Interrupt Controller
PNP0B00 Real-Time Clock
PNP0C0E Sleep Button
PNP0C01 System Board Extension
PNP0100 System Timer
PNP0C02 Thermal Monitoring ACPI Device

LPT PnP Devices
MICROSOFTRAWPORT Printer Port Logical Interface

Ports
COM1 Communications Port (COM1)
LPT1 Printer Port (LPT1)
 
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