Network Issues in Lenovo® ThinkPad® X201
What are the different networking issues that can come in Lenovo ThinkPad X201?
Lenovo ThinkPad is a notebook from Lenovo . It has 12.1 inch LED screen. The notebook is powered by Intel Core i5-520M processor. You can also upgrade to Intel Core i7 620M Processor. The notebook comes preloaded with Windows 7. For data storage, it comes with a hard disk of 160 GB. This makes enough space for storing all kinds of data. For network connectivity it has integrated Wi-Fi. It also has Bluetooth and integrated mobile broadband. The laptop is designed to work efficiently in the Wireless network. Since the notebook is a mobile device, network is mainly accessed through wireless means. In wireless networks problems like unable to access wireless network, No Internet connection in spite of wireless signal are common. There might be problems like signals dropping out in the connection.
The following might help you in resolving the networking issues of Lenovo ThinkPad X20:
- Cannot connect to a wireless network
- Active connection but no Internet access
- Signal drops out frequently
Cannot connect to a wireless network
Ensure that the wireless radio is ON. Check if there is any special function key in the laptop that can turn ON and turn OFF the wireless radio. If it is turned OFF, then turn it ON. Flip the switch or function keys and check if it works. If the wireless connection is made through a wireless router then turning it OFF may solve this problem.
Active connection but no Internet access
If you are in a Wi-Fi environment, then you can make use of the network. The Internet connection is made possible by the network provider. If you are unable to get Internet connection in these places then you might not have agreed to the terms and conditions of the provider. Try loading the landing page. The landing page is the page where you agree to terms and conditions. If this doesn’t solve the issue, you need to either restart the access point or try another DNS server.
Unlike wired network, wireless network suffers from the problem of losing signals. The objects of interference might be metal objects, walls, filing cabinets etc. To solve these issues, move the laptop close to wireless router if visible. Also try to access network in an open place where there might be lesser interference. You might update your Windows 7 so that it is up to date with the latest standards.