Ethernet Drivers in Lenovo® Thinkpad® X201 Tablet
Issues with Ethernet drivers in Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Tablet
Ethernet drivers are necessary for your laptop’s Ethernet or wired network adapter. The Ethernet drivers’ function is to tell the computer how a certain device works. Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Tablet has an Ethernet port built in. Its port can accommodate speed from 10 Megabit to 100 Megabit and even Gigabit. This Ethernet port or RJ45 uses an 8 wire port that can be utilized when Wi-Fi is not available. The network that you will be connecting to is a Local Area Network which uses cables and wires for the devices in this network to communicate and even access Internet.
The following points will provide a better understanding of Ethernet drivers in Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Tablet:
- Guidelines for checking Ethernet drivers
- Issues with Ethernet drivers
- Updating Ethernet drivers
Guidelines for checking Ethernet drivers
To check whether Ethernet port is working in your Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Tablet, access the Device Manager and look under Network Adapters to check the device status. If it is saying the device is working properly then the Ethernet port is working fine. You can connect a cable from the Ethernet port on your laptop to a router or modem to connect to a network and access Internet. Make sure that the cables are connected properly on both devices so that there will be a stable connection. You can update the drivers of Ethernet to make sure that it is updated and all known issues and bugs are fixed.
Issues with Ethernet drivers
When installing Ethernet drivers in your Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Tablet, make sure that the drivers are compatible with the adapter. Incompatible drivers will result in corrupted file and can damage your laptop. This will be an issue since you will have to uninstall the drivers and if this cannot be uninstalled, then the last option would be to reformat the laptop. There are also issues with IRQ conflict, this is the memory allocation of the laptop and would be seen when there is an exclamation point next to the adapter.
Ethernet drivers for your Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Tablet is available in the recovery partition. The drivers stored are still the factory installed drivers. These drivers could be outdated; you can easily update them with the latest by visiting the website of Lenovo and downloading the correct drivers and updating them in the Device Manager. You can also visit the website of the manufacturer of the Ethernet network adapter and download the latest driver from their site. There also websites offering free download for the Ethernet drivers for your Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Tablet. Keep in mind that you should download the correct drivers so as not to damage the laptop.