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rabotzon
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Registered: ‎09-15-2011
Location: Switzerland
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X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

Hi.

 

I've had my X220t for 2 months now, and I've realized that the internet connection gets really bad when the computer is folded, in tablet mode. When I'm at work, the drop in connection quality is so bad that I just can't use the internet at all...

 

Does anyone have the same problem? Is there a good fix to that?

 

Thanks!

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HoangP
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎08-27-2011
Location: Switzerland

Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

Look at your Power settings (Windows' one, not Lenovo's) -> Edit current plan setting ->advanced setting ->Wireless Adapter Setting -> set something else than "maximum power saving".

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rabotzon
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-15-2011
Location: Switzerland
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Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

Thanks for the reply, but I'm already using "Maximum performance".
I just did an experiment on speedtest.net. When in laptop mode, the download speed is of 6.55Mbps, whereas it's of 0.15Mbps in tablet mode (I ran the test twice to ensure that it wasn't just a glitch or something)!

I also forgot to mention that I use a docking station, and that when the computer is docked and in tablet mode, I can't even connect to the wifi.

I'm wondering if it's some kind of "iPhone 4 - like" design problem?
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breytex
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎09-10-2011
Location: germany
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Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

 i have the same problem with my x220t, too!

 

In Tabletmode the wifi connection is just bad.

Plz give us a little bit of support on this problem, its really annoying :smileysad: 

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ColonelONeill
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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Toronto
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Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

Sounds about right. The wireless antennae are on the backside of the screen. So when it's facing the keyboard, the metallic keyboard backplate and motherboard act to block or interfere with wireless signals.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/670/1340, 21GB RAM, 500GB HDD, FHD screen
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committed88
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎06-13-2011
Location: Florida, US
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Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

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This must be frustrating, and while I don't have a solution for you, I can say that wireless signal is not effected while in tablet mode for me. Do you have a gobi card installed in yours? Not sure it has any relevance to the issue but curious.

 

 

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Thinkpad x230 -i5, 16gb RAM, 240gb SSD, 500gb 7.2k hdd, win 8.1 pro
Thinkpad x220t - multi-touch, i7, 16gb RAM, 80gb SSD, 320gb 7.2k hdd, win 7 pro 64
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noIR
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
Location: germany
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Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

@ comitted88,
whats a gobi-card?

Can you give me the version-number of your wireless driver?
maybe its an driver-issue...

Thanks :smileyhappy:
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committed88
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎06-13-2011
Location: Florida, US
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Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

gobi is a 3g mobile modem. Used with a sim card, you can have internet access anywhere you cell reception.

 

I will give you the driver version when I get home from work. noch 5 stunden.

 

I can tell you that I use the lenovo update program to stay current. Have you tried updating all of your drivers using it?

 

 

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Thinkpad x230 -i5, 16gb RAM, 240gb SSD, 500gb 7.2k hdd, win 8.1 pro
Thinkpad x220t - multi-touch, i7, 16gb RAM, 80gb SSD, 320gb 7.2k hdd, win 7 pro 64
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noIR
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
Location: germany
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Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

no sollutions?
lenovo support?

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noIR
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
Location: germany
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Re: X220T - Bad internet connection when in tablet mode

bump lenovo support