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dgarnold
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Registered: ‎07-23-2015
Location: Chico, CA, USA
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Lenovo G50-45 80E3 wireless adapter (Atheros AR956x) EXTREMELY slow

I just bought this laptop two days ago and I'm unable to download anything from the Internet faster than 0-2 Mbps when I'm perfectly able to download at speeds of around 40 Mbps on my Lenovo B570 using the same 2.4 ghz band on my router. When it's hard-wired to the router, however, I get about 90 Mbps down which is fine. I've installed the "latest" driver from Lenovo's support page, which appears to be exactly the same driver that it was preloaded with although it gives a new version number in the description and is as recent as this month to no avail. I've also installed the latest BIOS and that didn't help either. I reset my router settings to factory defaults for the hell of it and that didn't help the situation either. I'm not sure what else to do at this point except return the laptop for a refund. Any ideas?

ianhoyle1
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Registered: ‎07-22-2016
Location: AU
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Re: Lenovo G50-45 80E3 wireless adapter (Atheros AR956x) EXTREMELY slow

Identical issue.

 

Worse, after a period of time I regularly get a BSOD - stop code of 0x000001d8.

 

I cracked open the memory crash dump and the faulting module was the Atheros driver.

 

>> A NEW WIFI DRIVER FOR THIS MACHINE IS NEEDED <<

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