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BLM17961
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how to improve wireless speed on G780?

Is there any way to improve my wireless speed on my 4 year old G780?

 

it has the Broadcom 802.11n wireless adaptor - and the drivers are showing as up to date

 

 

thanks.

CBHedricks
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Re: how to improve wireless speed on G780?

The only option to improve upon the wifi speed would be to install a different wifi device.  As your notebook is four years old you may need to resort to a USB type of wireless device... The internal card would need to be ordered from Lenovo, and be a branded part from the notebook's "whitelist" found in the maintenance manual's parts listing.

 

That can be downloaded from the support tab of this website.

 

Good luck.

 

CB


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BLM17961
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Re: how to improve wireless speed on G780?

thanks for prompt reply.

 

am I correct that a USB device would be external?  can you recommend one?  sounds simpler than going through Lenovo and having to find someone to install internal card.

 

 

jamdy17
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Re: how to improve wireless speed on G780?

Hi BLM17961, 

Internal Wifi cards for Lenovo laptops are white listed in the BIOS. This list is seldom/never updated. Unless you are willing to get a un-official BIOS then the best option is getting a usb dongle.

Cheers, 

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BLM17961
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Re: how to improve wireless speed on G780?

thx, and again, can you recommend one that you know works well?

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Re: how to improve wireless speed on G780?

Hi, 

 

You may want to read this review of wireless dongle's.

Here's the link: http://www.wirelesshack.org/best-usb-wireless-network-adapters.html

 

Cheers, 

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BLM17961
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Re: how to improve wireless speed on G780?

thx-I ordered one from Amazon today-fingers crossed!

BLM17961
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Re: how to improve wireless speed on G780?

bought and installed anewkodi - works great, doubled speed - thanks!

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