Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook ?

I have just reinstalled my friends IBM Thinkpad R50e with XP and I can't get internet working, wired or wireless


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You need to check the drivers in device manager
You can Go to start<Run and in the open box type devmgmt.msc and than click on Okay it will open Device manager for you and check if the drivers are there or not.
This the common catch 22 that happens when you install XP and it does not have the network drivers for the laptop you are working with on the disc. The fix is to go on the internet and download the drivers for your device, but wait... you can't get on the internet!

You will need a 2nd computer and a thumb drive/blank CD to resolve this. On the 2nd computer go to IBM's site to download your drivers here:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55042.html

Download the network drivers to your thumb drive/CDR then install them on the R50e. In the future you should always keep a thumb drive or a burnt cd of your network drivers handy BEFORE an OS reinstall. Once you have the network drivers installed you can fix pretty much anything else that needs drivers. Also, be sure to run windows update and get all the patches for XP. It will take a long time, but it is VERY important.

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