m³ and his Thinkpad - reconciled again
Yesterday, I described my problem that Lenovos ThinkVantage tool „Access Connections” Version 4.12 could not turn my Intel 2200 BG wireless (WLAN or WiFi) card on or off. In fact, these two couldn’t communicate with each other at all. After much thinking and trial and error I finally found a solution in one of the Thinkpad-forums.
The reason for the strange behaviour of Access Connections was a wrong version of the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) „libeay32.dll” which is the DLL version of the LIBEAY library from OpenSSL. The problem, which prohibits the correct mode of operation of Access Connections, is that the Intel 2200 BG drivers NEED the included version of this DLL and not any other – welcome to DLL HELL. On my system, I found the following versions of „libeay32.dll”:
|C:\GnuWin32\GetGnuWin32\bin\libeay32.dll||888.832 Bytes (no version info)|
|C:\Programme\Intel\Wireless\Bin\libeay32.dll||876.544 Bytes (no version info)|
|C:\Programme\Sophos\AutoUpdate\libeay32.dll||798.720 Bytes (no version info)|
|C:\Programme\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Cache\sau\program files\sophos\autoupdate\libeay32.dll||98.720 Bytes (no version info)|