I have run into this a lot since the latest version of Access Connections on Lenovo ThinkPads. In an effort to save battery life and go green, users are having a hard time getting connected to wireless networks. The wireless radio is turned off when not in use by default. I find that disabling this feature helps users more than the minimal battery life they are saving by not having it enabled. Here’s how:
- Open Access Connections
- Switch To: Advanced
- Global Settings
- uncheck "Allow the wireless LAN radio to be turned off when inactive"