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Network Adapter Broken (?) in Ideapad N586

2014-08-13, 16:15 PM

I don't remember when it started happening, but my computer ceased being able to properly connect to our wireless network. For awhile I thought it was just our network, because we have a terrible provider, but the entire family can still connect to and use the wifi, so it became clear that it's my computer.

 

Upon start up, my computer will usually connect to the wifi, and in about two to five minutes, the yield symbol will pop up and say that I am connected to the wifi but I have no internet access. If I shut my computer and let it go to sleep (which takes about ten seconds) and then open it back up, I have access to the wifi again for another two to five minutes before the yield sign pops back up.

 

After a few cycles of that, closing and opening my computer no longer works and it can't register any nearby wireless networks (no bars in the wifi icon and the red X in the corner). When I run network diagnostics, it finds a problem with the network adapter and starts to reset it, but the action freezes my computer. The same thing happens when I manually go into the network and sharing centre and restart the network adapter myself.

 

In some other cases, it will detect wifi but when I try to connect to the network it says that it simply can't connect.

 

Help?

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Re: Network Adapter Broken (?) in Ideapad N586

2014-08-13, 17:00 PM

Hi gtectives,

 

Sorry to hear about your hardware issues with the wifi adapter. Have you considered re-installing the drivers?   Drivers

 

 

Good luck, and let us know if this works!

Bgriffin2

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