08-11-2012 05:30 PM
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.
08-13-2012 11:05 PM
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
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01-26-2013 10:43 AM
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??
01-26-2013 11:03 AM
03-08-2014 04:24 AM
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.