It is quite common especially for high mobility users to face network setting and configuration problems when they move from one location to another. This is particularly for businessmen who have many offices in various locations. They need to reconfigure and restart their computer every time they move around. It might be very troublesome especially for users who are not very tech-savvy. To make things simpler and life easier, users of ThinkPad or 3000 Family notebook should try the connectivity-assistant program designed by Lenovo (IBM).

With the ThinkVantage Access Connections, users can quickly switch network and Internet settings by selecting a location profile. Users can configure and set each location profile for individual network and internet settings regardless of the network connection medium, e.g. a modem, a wired network adapter (Ethernet or Token Ring), a Broadband device (DSL, cable modem, or ISDN), or a wireless network adapter. By using this connectivity-assistant program, users can quickly switch among the location profiles when they more their computer from place to place without much technical difficulty. They can easily manage their basic network connections; no matter if it is from a static or dynamic IP address. This connectivity-assistant tool will help them to manage the printing setting automatically and to get internet access without much problem.

ThinkVantage Access Connections has recently released its latest version, ThinkVantage Access Connections 5.21. ThinkPad users who want to try the new version or update their existing version can download the application via the link here. To view a list of models and supported adapters, please view the table below. Access Connections is only supported on the following ThinkPad systems using Microsoft Windows XP.

  • ThinkPad R400, R500, T400, T500, W500, W700, W700ds
  • ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200 Tablet
  • ThinkPad X300, X301
  • ThinkPad SL300, SL400, SL500
  • ThinkPad A20m, A20p, A21e, A21m, A21p, A22e, A22m, A22p
  • ThinkPad A30, A30p, A31, A31p
  • ThinkPad G40, G41
  • ThinkPad R30, R31, R32
  • ThinkPad R40, R40e
  • ThinkPad R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R51e, R52
  • ThinkPad R60, R60e, R61, R61e, R61i
  • ThinkPad S31
  • ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23
  • ThinkPad T30
  • ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
  • ThinkPad T60, T60p, T61, T61p
  • ThinkPad X20, X21, X22, X23, X24
  • ThinkPad X30, X31, X32
  • ThinkPad X40, X41, X41 Tablet
  • ThinkPad X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
  • ThinkPad Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t
  • ThinkPad Reserve Edition
  • ThinkPad TransNote
  • Lenovo 3000 C100, C200
  • Lenovo 3000 N100, N200
  • Lenovo 3000 V100, V200

New functions or enhancements in the latest ThinkVantage Access Connections 5.21 release:

  • Added support for Gobi 1000 AT&T Firmware
  • Added support for WiMAX Clearwire
  • Added the WiMAX Video button to launch WiMAX video tutorial on English Windows
  • Updated the APN values for Vodafone Ireland SIM card