I sent the following a few days ago to the OS/2 Wireless list. But,
only received one response. IBM/Lenovo has replaced the WiFi card, but
the 'rapid flashing' has not stopped.
I have a TPad T60 with the integrated WiFi adapter described by PCI.Exe
> Vendor 8086h Intel Corporation
> Device 4227h PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
After the system has been running a while [no consistent time interval]
the WiFi indicator light on the panel under the screen will begin to
'flash' or 'beacon' at a very rapid rate of several times per second.
There is nothing consistent about the environment other than the
hardware. I have seen this:
* Connected to various different Access Points in different
* With eCS V2.0 RC2
* With Ubuntu Linux [V810]
it does not seem to actually be stopping the transmission of data.
And, usually, sliding the switch under the lower-left of the
keyboard OFF/ON will turn the light back on solid for some
indefinite period. But, then it starts again after a while.
The connection between xWLAN and the adapter is failing more often.
And, now, turning the 'radio switch' OFF/ON has not actually turned
the light off. It either keeps flashing or stays on solid with
the switch in the OFF position. When this occurs, only a reboot,
and sometimes a power OFF/ON of the whole system is required to
make the WiFi operational again.
[REVISED]: Therefore, I attributed the problem to the hardware. As
I mentioned the adapter has been replaced. And, now, a new system
board has been ordered. Presumably it will arrive to be installed
tomorrow. I would just like to confirm if anyone else has seen
anything like this. IBM/Lenovo has been trying the typical 'fix'
of "...reinstall the drivers to see if that changes anything..."
Obviously, if the 'flashing' occurs with Linux also, it is not
a software problem.