11-28-2010 10:31 AM
Had my new x100e (Windows 7 Home Premium, 2GB RAM, 22GB hard drive) about 3 weeks now- trouble is it drops the wireless connection consistently and regularly every three minutes- I've sat and timed it. Then it will immediately start reconnecting. Have used the laptop at home, at a coffeeshop, and at my university campus. Same behavior at each location. I bought this to replace my lenovo S10 netbook- which I absolutely lloved and never had a minute of trouble from with daily heavy use so this is disappointing. Also currently using Word 2007 trial and it goes buggy on me fairly regularly- won't save- claims not enough memory. I copy my text, shut down Word, reopen Word and paste my text back in, and then it will let me save. Again, disappointing given my last experience with a lenovo product was so outstanding. I'm thinking maybe the Word issue has something to do with Windows 7? But my main concern is the wireless dropping- Should I return the computer? Thanks for your help.
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11-28-2010 06:28 PM
the wireless probably is because of windows 7 also. part of the problem is windows 7 is infinitly adjustable. are you using lenovo's access connections or windows? if you're using windows go into control panel, power options, click high performance, then change plan settings. then click change advanced power settings. then click wireless, then power saving mode, and make sure that on battery and plugged in both say maximum performance. try it that way for awhile and see if it is any better. those settings will lessen your battery life a little but you could play with the settings and when you get it to where you want it you can make a power profile for those settings if you want.
if you're using access connections i believe the settings are in the global settings. i don't use access connections so i'm not sure about the settings.
12-03-2010 08:54 AM
UPDATE- I had already changed my settings to Maximum Performance a few days previous and dropping continued. Since this post I went to Device Manager and Power Management tab on the wireless adapter- I unchecked the box for "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power." Dropping issue appears to have cleared up- still have some seldom drops but nowhere near the regularity and frequency of before! Thought I'd post this in case somebody else has same problem.