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glu
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Lenovo B580 WiFi issue / Wireless connections not showing up, WIFI turned ON

Hello!

 

I just bought a Lenovo B580 59-339463 (i5 3210m Ivy Bridge)  laptop, installed Win7, installed all drivers on the dvd (including the 3 wlan drivers - intel/realte/broadcom - not sure this was a smart move) only to find that I am unable to connect usign the wifi. I've been browsing round the web for the past 2 hours, but nothing seemed to help.

WiFi is turned on (in BIOS, in device manager, in adaptor settings in fn+f5)

 

The WiFi connections just don't show up in the list of network connections

 

When diagnosing the WiFI connection I receive a message informing me that the "Wireless adapter is experieincing problems" and then this message: "There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter. Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter."

 

Intel ProSet/WiFi tools -> Diagnostics -> Hardware Test FAILED. The wireless adapter is disabled or uninstalled

                                                                         Software Test PASSED

 

Since i'm rather new at all this, never having owned a laptop before, I've completely ran out of ideas. So I turn to you, maybe you know what to make of all this.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

    
 
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Re: Lenovo B580 WiFi issue / Wireless connections not showing up, WIFI turned ON

Hi

 

Welcome To Lenovo Community

 

You may please try  

 

    Enter BIOS by tapping F2 Load setup defaults  

   Download and install the latest wireless driver from the Lenovo Support site 

   Ensure the wifi switch is ON prior to installing the drivers.  

   Download and install the Lenovo power manager and hotkey drivers - these are integral to allowing the    

    FN+F5 hotkey to enable the wifi card

    Uninstall Lenovo ReadyConn' software if it is pre-loaded  

 

     Right click my computer > manage > device management > network adapters > find your wireless

     Adapter > double click > on power management tab, make sure "Allow the computer to turn off this     

     Device   to save power" unchecked

 

 

 

Hope This Helps

Cheers!!!

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balazsd
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Registered: ‎11-10-2012
Location: Budapest
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Re: Lenovo B580 WiFi issue / Wireless connections not showing up, WIFI turned ON

when i try to press fn + F5 the windows 8 change airplane mode off / on,

I cant switch on the wifi radio adapter.

 

 

Peterlucey
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Location: Ireland
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Laptop problems

Perhaps someone can help me with this one, I recently bought a lenovo B580 and im not great with computers so it may be an easy fix but its incredibly slow, it wont properly even pick up the wifi, keeps dropping the connection etc even though the signal in very strong its extremly frustrating. Its brand new and to be honest at the moment my 8 year old Dell that is falling apart actually works better. I dont know if its me doing something wrong or a faulty but im sure a brand new laptop shouldn't be like this??

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Re: Laptop problems

hi peterlucey,

can you try to update the drivers from lenovo download page first? also, there are some threads about wireless connection issue at this forum. can you please search the forum first for possible fixes and suggestions?

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opcad
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Re: Lenovo B580 WiFi issue / Wireless connections not showing up, WIFI turned ON

I read that the WIFI card aerial had been wired the wrong way round, I was sceptical but in the end tried it as it was simple enough to reverse. WOW! it is true, these laptops appear to have been assembled incorrectly. Swapping aerial connectors around solved my problem.

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