As we understand, you are having issues with the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection. Here are some important aspects and recommendations about this situation:
- The Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection was discontinued in 2009. It has reached End of Interactive Support.
- Intel does not keep previous versions of the wireless driver for this adapter, the last release was Intel® PRO/Wireless Drivers-Only for Windows XP*, version 18.104.22.168, released in 8/2011 and can be obtained from Intel® Download Center.
- If you suspect any driver issues, it would be recommended to uninstall the drivers completely, then install the most recent version.
- There are many possibilities for connectivity issues: configuration, interference, contention with other network devices, etc. Please apply the actions recommended in the following advisories:
* Some of these settings will not available for your adapter, since it is a B/G adapter in Windows XP.
- Please check the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection support site for additional information.
I have been in contact with someone at the Lenovo community, and they tell me they have a Thinkpad x32 with the most current driver 22.214.171.124. I don't know what router they have but it works just fine. I have figured something out. If I disable the security on the router everything functions normal. I have setup a guest account with WEP security and it continues to malfunction never acquiring a network address. I know the Intel card is a legacy device but with the router security set for WEP shouldn't the router be backward compatible. I also booted the laptop with a live Ubuntu CD and the wireless card functions normal. This indicates to me that this is not a hardware problem. I have overlooked your last post and didn't find anything that helped. Do you know of any compatibility issues with this device and a Wireless N router?
We are not aware of any particular compatibility issues. However, all routers behave differently and we have seen cases in which using certain authentication methods or configurations may not work well.
Here are some recommendations that may help:
- Apply the configuration from the advisory:
- Check with the router manufacturer and update the firmware in the device.
- If the issue persists, change the driver setting "802.11n channel width for band 2.4" to "20 MHz only".
- Go the router configuration and try using different channels for your 2.4 GHz AP.