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12-20-2013

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-02-22, 10:49 AM

I have a:

Yoga 2 Pro (i7)
Intel Wireless-N 7260

Linksys E4200 Dual-band router

 

I have no problems connecting at home, however, I cannot connect (at all) at the car dealrship I have my vehicle serviced at (iPad and cellphone connect just fine).

I can connect at my office , however, it constantly drops and reconnects.

 

It would be completely unreliable to take on the road.

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Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-21, 23:27 PM

Ok, so I see that the earlier Yoga had problems with Wifi, and I'm wondering if this is the same problem I have with my Yoga 2 Pro.

 

If the wifi signal is at all weak, it just seems to drop out. This is a huge headache and might be grounds for returning the machine, which I have already fallen deeply in love with.

 

Is there a fix? Is this just me or is this an issue across the board?

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10-22-2013

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 1:13 AM

I have had my new Yoga for 4 days and have changed all the power settings, updated drivers, etc. as recommended on various message boards, but wifi keeps dropping out.  I have several devices on the network and nothing else has this problem.  I am thinking of returning it if a solution isn't forthcoming...

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 17:28 PM

All,

 

We've seen wireless drop discussion across many models in the forum.  Subjectively, from my perspective, they seemed to increase after Windows 8 came out.  We've seen a number of updated driver revisions, and some recent updates for intel wifi seemed to have help a lot on our ThinkPad models.

 

The Yoga 2 Pro appears to have an Intel wifi card - you can check to confirm on your particular mode in device manager.  I would recommend trying the updated driver from our support site that was just released on Oct 16th.

 

Please let us know your results after applying this update.

 

If you are experiencing drops and have the updated driver, could you confirm what energy management profile setting you have applied?

 

Thanks

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

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10-22-2013

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 18:05 PM

I have exactly the same problem. Every other device works on my home WiFi just fine except my Yoga 2 pro which I bought 5 days ago. I am going to return it if this problem is not going to be fixed within 2 weeks return period.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 19:26 PM

Thank you for your reply.  I have indeed installed the updated driver, but it did not solve the problem.  Following are my settings:

 

  1. Power Options:  Wireless Adapter Settings:  On Batter:  Maximum Performance, Plugged In:  Maximum Performance
  2.   Network & Sharing Center - hardware:  Allow the device to wake the computer

Appreciate any advice.  This is really frustrating.

 

Thank you,

Tom

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 21:55 PM

Updated drivers, and so far so good. Really hope it continues to work, as I would have had to give back my new baby with the wifi problems I was experiencing.

 

Now to figure out how to fix the other little things!

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 21:57 PM

Did you just update your Intel wireless driver or others as well?

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 21:59 PM

FYI, I called BestBuy and they basically said that if it isn't working and it's new, they recommend going with a different computer - not the best in terms of supporting Lenovo...

 

Hoping for a solution soon.  I have 1 week left before I need to return it.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 22:11 PM

I am having the same problem as well. Updated the intel driver to the newest version and tried changing the power settings as well. I own the i5 version.

The wifi dropping was really bad during when the 8.1 updates were rolling out last week but got better. But now the wifi still drops out every once in a while and I have to restart the yoga to fix it. 

I hope theres a fix because I dont want to have to return my yoga but my friend has no problems with his.

 

Also when I check the updates section and look at the other updates (non-important) that I can install, clicking all of the updates and hitting install doesn't do anything. 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-22, 22:32 PM

Could be an issue with certain routers. Mine is rock solid. Of all my 5 tablets and laptops this one is near the best signal wise

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-23, 2:24 AM

wrote:

Could be an issue with certain routers. Mine is rock solid. Of all my 5 tablets and laptops this one is near the best signal wise


I dont believe so because it happens with my home router and when I am on campus using their wifi.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-23, 2:27 AM

gazenhokenz,

 

If your friend's Yoga 2 pro has no wifi issues, can you compare settings?  Can you try your system with his access point or have him try to connect on your network?

 

Have you tried your system in other locations for that matter?   To Bergman's suggestion, could we get everyone to share what model router you are using?  Knowing which are working fine and which may be having some kind of compatibility issue might be potentially helpful.   Also knowing what kind of security protocol is being used might be good too.

 

With the Yoga 13, there were a number of setting tweaks that came out in the forum discussion.

 

See this KB article and look at the setting suggestions that have to do with channel selection on your router, and sharing settings.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Yoga-13-WiFi-issues/ta-p/1188465

 

Also, if you go in through device manager on the Windows desktop, and you find the wifi card, right click, select properties and see if there is a power tab.  If so, on that tab, see if there is a box that allows windows to manage power to the device.   If so, try unchecking that option.

 

 

Mark

 

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10-23-2013

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-23, 14:17 PM

This is clearly a router problem, we saw this when the first iPads came out.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-23, 22:58 PM

I spoke too soon. I had updated my driver for the wifi and that seemed to work great for a few days. No problems dropping out.

 

Now it's dropping out again. It does it at home, at school, and now at the cafe. So even if this is an issue with my home router, there isn't much I can do to change the University's system!

 

So I will try the power setting thing next, and report back.

 

I really don't want to return my baby, now that I'm bonded to her!

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-24, 8:16 AM

I too have been wondering if it's a router or settings issue. I live in an L-shaped, ranch style brick house. My wifi router is at the other end of the house, meaning I use wifi no issues through multiple walls, including two brick walls. The only time I've had wifi issues thus far was at a local Big Boy where I have to reset their router on my every visit anyways. iPad and firends' devices also have issues at that restaurant, though a router reboot sorts it.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-24, 13:58 PM
i went to the link, downloaded the driver - but after i saved it, I clicked on it and it said this computer can't run this app
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-25, 8:01 AM

choosing 'autoconnect' to your network may help

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-25, 13:54 PM

 

 

Unless I am right on top of my netgear router i consistently get dropped out from WIFI.  Frutrating when you are trying to watch tutorial vidoes for work - no other labtop is having that problem in our house.  We have 2.4 and 5ghtz available on our router.  I wish lonovo would just admit their is a wifi problem because they went cheap on that end of the computer...

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-25, 23:58 PM

Any new news?  Still having wifi problems.  

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2013-10-26, 2:08 AM

I have been using my y2pro I7 for about a week and wifi has been pretty solid. Before I got this PC my other laptop had been dropping wifi continously, and I messed with the router's security settings which made this issue go away.

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