IBM Laptop Wireless Adapter Turns Off Automatically Without Asking
I updated all the IBM (Lenovo) ThinkPad Craplets with the IBM
Virus Software Installer this week. Mistake.
My wireless adapter started turning off every 3 minutes. Not losing signal, not disabling, TURNING OFF. The internal hardware would switch off.
Windows was/is set up to manage the Wireless Connection, but it seems that the IBM Access Connections (their view of networking) still influences things. Kind of a wireless "shadow government."
I don't see this documented anywhere, but I figured out that you have to run the Access Connections and go to Configure|Automatic Location Switching and TURN OFF "Enable automatic location switching." You also have to go Configure|Global Settings and TURN OFF "Enable automatic wireless LAN radio control."
And all is well. Today.