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From: "Jon Harrison" <email@example.com>
To: "eCS ThinkPad T60/61 Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:20:35 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [eCS T60/T61] "Flashing" WiFi indicator...
>On Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:12:50 -0500 (EST), Carl Gehr wrote:
>>Every once in a while the WiFi indicator just under the screen on my
>>T60 begins to flash wildly!
>On my T61 the indicator flashes if I am connected via wireless and
>data is being transferred. If data is not being transferred *I think*
>it is solid, can't be for certain and it is not powered on right now.
This is not the situation for me. Almost all of the time, the light is
on solid, even during a large file transfer. And, when it starts
flashing, I slide the switch and it goes back to solid.
>If I am connected via cat-5 then the indicator is on until the wired
>connection is made, then it is off. The one time I fiddled with the
>Radio on-off I had to reboot so I never fool with it anymore. And if
>I boot with it powered off then eCS doesn't know it exists and I have
>to reboot to use it.
That's strange. I have had almost zero problem with xWLAN. I use the
system almost exclusively on WiFi. I can power off, reboot in a new
location with a new WiFi router, change the profile [I have about ten
profiles.] and it connects immediately. The only problem I've had is
trying to use T-Mobile in some airports.
>I seem to have a timing issue with XWP and something, possibly xwLan.
>I find the most stability and least problems if I power off the radio
>in xwLan prior to shutting down. And after booting I manually start
>XWP and then manually start the radio using xwLan. If I power down
>with the radio on I will usually hang on starting. If I start XWP
>before I see disk activity stopped it will sometimes hang.
[See above.] And, although I've not tried it lately, I've even been
able to move from WiFi to a Docking Station with Cat-5 and back to WiFi
without rebooting. My problems moving to/from the Dock are far more
commonly that the system locks up or just powers itself off when it
goes into/out of the Dock. I don't think that's WiFi or network
related at all.
xWLAN has probably been one of the most stable parts of my environment.
Maybe the difference is my T60 versus your T61. Maybe one big
difference is my system has a Core Duo [32-bit] and yours is a Core 2
Thanks for the comments, though.
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