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Thinkpad networking

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Bill, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I've been asking around but getting no answers.........

    Has anyone here got a fairly recent Thinkpad with the Thinkvantage tools
    that include "Access Connections" version 5.93, 5.97 or similar and
    normally runs it via a wireless router?

    If so, could you tell me if the machine is running Internet Connection
    Sharing (ICS)? It's easy to see if you go into the "Network Connections"
    part of Control Panel. If ICS is running it will say "sharing" or some
    such word alongside the name of the router.

    I've been trying to make my local network reliable and the one remaining
    problem seems to be caused by ICS, which I can't stop without removing
    the Thinkxxxx tools.
    Bill, Jan 17, 2013
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  2. Bill

    Bob_Villa Guest

    Removing the ThinkV tools is most likely a good option...and let Windows manage network connections. That way they don't "fight" with each other.
    Bob_Villa, Jan 17, 2013
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  3. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Thanks, Bob. I have just turned off the "Access Connections" part of the
    tools for now. It looks to me, although I can't find anyone to confirm
    or deny similar results, as if this ThinkVantage tool forces Internet
    Connection Sharing on.

    It also looks as though, in Windows 7, ICS on a wifi connected machine
    left on 24/7 can cause the event log to have the error message "The DNS
    proxy agent was unable to allocate 0 bytes of memory. This may indicate
    that the system is low on virtual memory, or that the memory manager has
    encountered an internal error." .

    My local network does now seem to be much more solid since removing
    Bill, Jan 18, 2013
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