Wireless connectivity in Lenovo® ThinkPad L512
Troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues in Lenovo ThinkPad L412 laptop
The entire purpose of purchasing a laptop is defeated if you cannot stay mobile as you need to stay connected to the Internet. Earlier, we needed wires to connect to the Internet. Today’s facility of wireless Internet connection ensures that our laptop remains mobile while being connected to the web. Like any other advanced computer system, Lenovo® ThinkPad L412 also supports wireless connectivity. But sometimes, we may encounter some problems with its wireless connection option.
Various issues to wireless Internet connection of Lenovo ThinkPad L412 are discussed in the following points.
- Connection dropping once in a while
- Cannot connect to the wireless Internet
- Check the signals
Connection dropping once in a while
Sometimes, you may see that your wireless connection drops every now and then, and still the icons tell that the connection is absolutely fine. You may think that the router, ISP or wireless card has some problem, but in most of the cases, this kind of wireless problem is not connected to the hardware, but with the wireless zero configuration. In order to fix this problem, you need to click on Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > Wireless Zero Configuration. If ‘Started’ is written next to it, you have to right click on it and choose ‘Stop’. After doing this, the wireless Internet connection will most probably improve and it will not get disconnected every now and then.
Cannot connect to the wireless Internet
If you are not able to connect to the Internet with your wireless connection, then first of all, you have to make sure that your wireless LAN feature has been activated. Another way you can fix the wireless Internet problem is by connecting to the free access point, which requires no passwords. Right click on the WLAN icon of System Tray and select ‘View available wireless network’. Now, try connecting to a secured or unsecured network, but make sure that you know the password if you are trying to connect to a secured one.
If you are experiencing difficulty in connecting or staying connected to your wireless Internet connection, then check the signals. Make sure that there is no obstruction between the router and the access point. Someone else in your range may be using a conflicting device like a microwave, cordless phone or surveillance equipment. In such a situation, you should first of all try to cycle the power, but if this does not help, moving to a new location can be of help.