03-23-2012 08:32 AM
I don't know why but my K1's wifi connection drops constantly. The most annoying is that after the connection dropped the wifi will try to reconnect, but it failed all the time saying the network is out of range. The connection cannot be re-established even I try turning the wifi off and on again or reboot the tablet, and sometimes I need to leave the wifi off for an hour or two before it can connect again.
I've tried using 3 different routers (two 11n and one 11g) and various settings (with or without encryption, auto or specific channel, etc) and all give the same result mentioned above. The firmware is already the most updated one (13_13_HK) and there's no similar issue with my android phone and laptop. I've brought it to lenovo's service centre but they said they cannot replicate the problem.
Just wonder if anyone have similar problem and know what's causing it, as it's very annoying when you're surfing the internet or playing online games and the connection drops suddenly. Thanks in advance for any solution and helpful comments.
03-24-2012 12:12 PM
03-24-2012 12:34 PM
03-24-2012 07:00 PM
Actually I've tried possibly all available settings in both the routers and the K1 (including static IP suggested by DJP and different disconnect policy settings by other users) but still could not see any improvement. Maybe it's true that I have to live with it in the meantime hoping it's not a hardware issue and will be solved in future firmware updates.
03-24-2012 07:44 PM
03-25-2012 03:12 AM
I've already tried setting the channel to all from 1 to 11 but the problem persists. In fact the wifi signal is quite good when the connection could be established. It's only that the connection will not last long, and often becomes impossible to reconnect after it drops.
03-25-2012 07:13 AM - edited 03-25-2012 07:17 AM
03-25-2012 08:53 AM
After reading the comments of other users here I once suspected it's caused by incompatibility of the router or bad signal quality, so I tried replacing the router and placing the K1 just next to the router but all didn't help. There is no problem with the wifi signal strength, actually I would say it is quite good when it's able to get connected.