Difficulty with WiFi


New Member
Hi Vista forums,
I am having some serious trouble with the WiFi adapter on my computer. Specifically, that it cannot connect to the internet at all. This post is being written on an ethernet cable. Normally, I would go through troubleshooting, and conclude that the adapter needs replacing, but something weird is going on. In addition to Vista, I sometimes run an experimental OS called TAILS. Interestingly enough, in this OS, WiFi connectivity works just fine.

My question is, what could be the problem? I have checked that the adapter is enabled, reset it several times, and reinstalled the drivers. Outside of this, I have no idea what to do. Please help.

My Computer


Vista Guru
Gold Member
I think Tails is designed to not be found that could be part of the problem

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    LENOVO 64734VM
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed