ThinkVantage Access Connections for Windows XP – ThinkPad

NameOperating SystemVersionReleasedDownload
ThinkVantage Access Connections
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Windows XP5.9305 Jun 2012 Download
README for ThinkVantage Access Connections
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Windows XP5.9305 Jun 2012 Download

What is Access Connections?
How to deploy Access Connections Profiles
Supported systems
Software and Device Driver requirements
What is new with this release?
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed
Previous version downloads
Reference information: Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section.

Note:

 


What is Access Connections?

ThinkVantage Access Connections is a connectivity assistant program for your ThinkPad computer. It enables you to quickly switch the network settings and Internet settings by selecting a location profile.

You can define the network settings and Internet settings in the Location Profile for modem/wired LAN/Wireless LAN network devices, and then restore that profile whenever you need it. By switching the location profile, you can connect to the network instantly without reconfiguring your settings when you move from office to home or on the road.


Learn more about Access ConnectionsAccess Connections User's Guide

 


How to deploy Access Connections Profiles

Access Connections is able to import and export location profiles for the wireless adapter. This feature does not export the wireless security configuration and all profile settings. However, you can download and install the optional profile-deployment feature, which enables Access Connections to export wireless security configurations (including static WEP, password, and so on) and all profile settings. Download the Access Connections Deployment Guide to learn more about the Access Connections location profile-deployment feature. Click here to download administrator feature tool and view deployment guide.

 


Supported Systems

The following is supported Thinkpad systems:

  • L430, L530
  • T430, T430i, T430s, T430si
  • T530, T530i
  • W530
  • X230, X230i, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet

 


Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows XP Home Edition, Professional SP2, SP3
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 SP2, SP3

 


What is new with this release?

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 5.93

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad T430, T430i, T430s, T430si
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad T530, T530i
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad W530
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X230, X230i, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad L430
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad L530
  • (New) Added support for Verizon LTE using Gobi 4000
  • (New) Added support for Ericsson H5321gw.
  • (New) Added feature for Verizon wireless usage with SMS 
  • (New) Added an option to permanently disable WWAN Roaming in IT admin tool.
  • (New) Added feature for GUI to show restriction message when using APN "wap.cingular"

 

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

 


Software and Device Driver requirements
  1. Access Connections requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or later. Start this installation after the .NET Framework installation. The .NET Framework can be obtained from the following web site.
  2. Before installing ThinkVantage Access Connections, it is required to install the following software.
    [For ThinkPad SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL500, SL500c] [For the other ThinkPad models]
  1. Update wireless LAN/WAN adapter software for each adapter, as follows.

For ThinkPad series with the following Wireless adapter.


Wireless LAN / WAN adapter Required driver version or higher
  • IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter
  • IBM Dual-Band Wi-Fi Wireless Mini-PCI Adapter
Wireless LAN (ThinkPad 11a/b/g) for Windows XP/2000 version 4.1.102.1095
  • IBM 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter
  • IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II
  • ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
  • ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
  • ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
  • ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
  • ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter II
  • ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter III
ThinkPad Wireless LAN (11a/b/g/n) for Windows XP/2000 version 7.4.2.132
  • ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II
ThinkPad Wireless LAN (11b/g/n) for Windows XP version 1080.3.416.2009
  • ThinkPad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter
ThinkPad Wireless LAN (11b/g/n) for Windows 7/XP for ThinkPad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter version 1003.8.0730.2010
  • ThinkPad 2x2 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter
ThinkPad Wireless LAN (11a/b/g/n) for Windows 7/Vista/XP for ThinkPad 2x2 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter version 5.60.350.18
  • Ericsson F3507g HSDPA Wireless WAN Adapter
ThinkPad HSPA Wireless WAN Driver version 1.0.1046.216
  • Ericsson F3607gw HSDPA Wireless WAN Adapters
Vodafone and AT&T Wireless WAN (HSPA) Driver version 6.1.18.8
  • Ericsson F5521gw Wireless WAN Driver
Ericsson F5521gw Wireless WAN Driver version 6.3.1.3
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000
Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg) for Windows XP version 12.5.0.57
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
  • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg) for Windows XP version 13.0.0.107
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg) for Windows XP version 14.0.0.1.2 or higher.
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel Wireless LAN (abgn, bgn, bg) for Windows XP version 13.0.0.107Intel WiMAX
  • Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI for Windows XP/2000 version 1.2.4.35
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel PROSet/Wireless for Windows XP/2000 version 9.0.4.35
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5250
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300
Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg) for Windows XP version 12.4.0.21
  • Intel WiMAX Link 5150
  • Intel WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
Intel Wireless LAN (11abgn, abg, bg) for Windows XP version 12.4.0.21Intel WiMAX for Windows XP version 1.05.2000
  • Qualcomm Gobi2000(TM)
Verizon Wireless WAN (UNDP) Driver version 2.0.6.9
  • Qualcomm HS-USB
Verizon Wireless WAN (UNDP) Driver version 6.0.5.4
  • Realtek Wireless USB
  • Realtek WHCI
Realtek Wireless USB driver for Windows XP/Vista version 6.1101.406.2009
  • Sierra Wireless MC5725 Modem Network Adapter
Wireless WAN (1xEV-DO Verizon) driver for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 - ThinkPad T61, T61p, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet, X300, Reserve Edition version 6.30.0.3/2.0.16.0
  • Sierra Wireless MC5720 Modem Network Adapter
Verizon Wireless WAN adapter software for Windows 2000/XP - ThinkPad R60, R60e T60, T60p, X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61t version 6.18/1.3.12.0
  • Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adapter
Wireless WAN (HSDPA) driver for Vodafone / Cingular version 7.0.2.1300 or higher
  • Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000 Software
Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000 Software version 1.0.1.0

In addition, follow the instructions, according to your wireless LAN environment.

For ThinkPad R32, R40, T30, T40, T40p, X30, X31 with the following Wireless adapter.


Wireless LAN / WAN adapter Required driver version or higher
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter
Driver version 3.8.26
Firmware version 5.41,
Utility version 6.3.011

For Value Line notebooks with the following Wireless adapter.


Wireless LAN / WAN adapter Required driver version or higher
  • Broadcom Wireless LAN Adapter
Driver version 4.100.15.5 or higher


For all ThinkPad and Value Line notebooks with the following Wireless LAN PC adapters.


Wireless LAN / WAN adapter Required driver version or higher
  • Cisco AIRONET CB21AG 802.11 a/b/g wireless adapter

Driver version 3.5 or higher

  • Cisco AIRONET 340 Series and 350 Series

Driver version 2.1 or higher

  • IBM 11 a/b/g wireless cardbus adapter
Driver version 4.0.x or higher


Note:

  • When these adapters are used, it is recommended to uninstall ThinkPad/Value Line internal wireless LAN adapter driver from the system to avoid conflicts.
  • It is required to install PC Card supplier's wireless LAN drivers as well as wireless LAN utility programs, such as 802.1x supplicant or configuration utilities.
  • This package supports Windows XP only. Get and install "Access Connections version 5.12" for Windows 2000.

 


Installation Instructions

Note:

Hint:

  • When you install Access Connections version 4.00 or later as upgrade install from previous lower version (3.x), all location profile used in the older version will be converted during the installation time automatically. When you use version 4.x first time, manually select the location profile you wish to connect.

Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the directory you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrator account.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. The file will begin to extract all the necessary files to the folder specified in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is selected and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.


Silent Install

Note: The following is for system administrators' use only.

  1. Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and expand the files.
  2. In the step 11 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute setup.exe with the -s -SMS options.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup -s -SMS

 


Determining which version is installed
  1. Start the ThinkVantage Access Connections. The main screen will be displayed.
  2. In the menu bar, click Help, then click About Access Connections. The version will be displayed next to ThinkVantage Access Connections.