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brbates99
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Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

How do you delete the Lenovo Wireless Drivers if you have already installed WIndows 8.1 and do not see it in the Programs and Features anymore?

jayscott2944
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Message 72 of 186

Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

If you already instaled 8.1 then I think it takes it out when it installs the new 8.1.  Jst make sure you download and install the wireless drivers for 8.1 if you haven't already done so.  Just go to Lenovo.com and download the driver form there.  Let me know if this helps.

brbates99
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Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

I cannot install an 8.1 driver for this because Lenovo and Windows do not appear to have a download for this wireless card. They claim the correct driver automatically loads with the Windows 8.1 install. The G500s do not come with the Broadcom card anymore, they come with an Intel Centrio(R) Wireless N-135 card. I installed the Windows 8 driver last night and it seemed to solve the issue. However upon waking up and bringing the computer out of sleep mode, the wireless connection is far worse. It is dropping the connection every 1-2 seconds, goes limited and connected like crazy. This is pretty much unusable right now.

JINsea
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Message 74 of 186

Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

I am trying to do the same with mine but it also screws up the other computer access. I couldn't even hook directly into the router. Question is, does it still connect? If not, I'm returning it.
Adabar
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Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

I have 2 of these machines "Lenovo G500 59399747  Notebook Core i3 4GB 500GB DOS" . I have tried it with Win8, Win7, Unbuntu and CentOS. In all cases the same issue.

The System see´s all of the WLAN in the area but will not connect or directly disconnect. I have tried that with a simple USB WLAN adapter and it is working fine. Seems an issue with the N-135 card.
I have send one of the G500 to Lenovo to have a check at the weekend. Expect that they will change the Adapter.

I will keep you updated what they have done to fix.

brbates99
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Message 76 of 186

Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

Thanks Adabar, look forward to hearing what they did to fix or if they even can.

 

The Windows 8 driver from the Lenovo support site for Intel has a date of 6/13/2013 and a version number of 15.8.0.5(WHQL). The driver that is currently showing in my Device Manager after performing Lenovo suggestions of uninstalling and installing driver in compatability mode is a Microsoft driver from 6/25/2013 with version 15.10.12.

 

Not sure why the versions numbers and dates are off, I downloaded the Windows 8 driver from the Lenovo site.

brbates99
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Message 77 of 186

Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

One other thing I forgot to mention is....if you go to the Intel site for the Intel Centrino N-135, they list the latest Windows 8* driver version as 3.1.1309 and have a date of 10/21/13. Not sure why Windows and Lenovo would both think the latest version is from June and have such a dramatically different version number.

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Wireless+Networking&Produc...

 

jayscott2944
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Message 78 of 186

Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

The lento site has all the drivers. make sure you are selecting the right model. they have one for the Intel drivet
brbates99
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Message 79 of 186

Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

Screenshot.jpgHi

As I mentioned earlier lenovo site does not have the correct driver. It tells you the driver for 8.1 is automatically installed with windows 8.1 upgrade. There is a windows 8 driver but its date and version number do not match the actual Intel driver site for this card.

Adabar
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Message 80 of 186

Re: Does Lenovo G500 have any wifi problems?

My first is back from Lenovo. They have replaced the Intel with a new Intel N135  card and it´s working now-

. The second is just on the way to change the card.

My was build Sept. 29th 2013. You can check on the label behind the battery.

Maybe it´s a problem with this series.

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