Re: Thinkpad T30 can't connect with Internet
There are two versions at boot because your system has two different kernels installed; the original off the CD and one that you got in all those updates. This mechanism is very useful because if you install an updated kernel and something doesn't work correctly, you can boot into the older kernel and troubleshoot. I have a T40 laptop with about six kernels on it! If you are a developer, it has other uses as well.
Your Aironet is supposed to work with a driver module named airo. First, let's run a terminal command that will tell us if it's loaded and your card is ready to run.
The output will show your ethernet and wireless data, including drivers.
sudo lshw -C network
The reason there is no newer Aironet guides on the 'net is that there aren't many cards left in use, since they don't do 802.11g nor n and, depending on the firmware, can't use WPA encryption. Even mine is on the shelf, having been replaced by a more modern card.
Post the output from this command and we'll get you going.
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