Getting Wifi to work on a Thinkpad T42 under Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04
Installing Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on my Thinkpad T42 "puffer" was a breeze, with one exception: the wireless network adaptor wouldn't work (and yes, the boot time was very slow too).
After much searching I found the following suggestion on a forum:- [ubuntuforums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=867947]
Add these lines to the file
#these aes modules break the airo driver blacklist padlock_aes blacklist geode_aes
This fixed it immediately (after a reboot), and to my surprise the boot time is now very good. I assume that a driver module clash was causing repeated retries and timeouts.
Hope this helps someone else!
This page http://tardus.net/thinkpadT42WifiUbuntu.html published: 1 Feb 2009