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ehuntley83
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-17-2012
Location: USA

Possible solution for Z570 & other owners with weak/faulty wifi

Hello all.

I just got a new Z570 a couple days ago and have had a heck of a time getting the wifi to work.

Initially, I thought I wouldn't be able to connect to any wifi networks because my system just refused to connect to ANYTHING wirelessly except, curiously, my phone if I set it up for wireless tethering... I also ending discovering that I was able to my home wireless if I was withing a few feet of the router.

So, after suspecting I had a configuration issue preventing me from connecting to wifi networks at any real range and spending almost all of 2 days messing with configurations, driver updates, strange BIOS settings, I had just about given up.

Before calling for assistance, I figured I'd look at my wireless card and just check that it wasn't loose or anything.

 

And what would you know? It was. Specifically, the black power wire running to the wireless card was almost completely off. With the slightest touch, it just popped right off the card. So, I popped it back on to the card - snugly this time! - and restarted the machine. Now the wireless connects sure and strong!

 

What a hassle all because of a loose connection! Sheesh. I absolutely LOVE this laptop for features and build quality, but c'mon guys, let's try to get simple things like all of the wires connected before shipping these things out! :smileyhappy:

 

So - TLDR version - if you are having wireless issues, shutdown/unplug your system, open the wifi access panel underneath and check that all the connections are tight. Mine weren't and it caused me days of headache but now it's working fine.

 

Hope that helps some of ya!

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loopylav
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Registered: ‎03-27-2012
Location: MN
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Re: Possible solution for Z570 & other owners with weak/faulty wifi

I bought a refurbished Z570 from Newegg and had the *exact* same issue. Thought I was going to go crazy and then I came across your post. After I cracked mine open, I found the same black wire lose. I have repositioned it, although it did not seem to connect firmly. Hopefully it sticks, I'd hate to have to do this often...

In any event, thank you very much for the assistance; I had thought that maybe this was due to the Z570 being a refurb, but given that yours was new, I am now generally suspect of Lenovo's assembly process.
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velenoso666
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Registered: ‎01-24-2012
Location: Australia
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Re: Possible solution for Z570 & other owners with weak/faulty wifi

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ehuntley83 wrote:

So, I popped it back on to the card - snugly this time! - and restarted the machine. Now the wireless connects sure and strong!


kudos to you,

 

 

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