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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2013-12-30, 14:48 PM

I'd say, "mostly fixed" the problem.

I'm guessing they tqeaked it best they could given the hardware and then made it reset itself when it gets locked up.  Occasionally, my wifi with hang up but fix itself pretty quickly. (within a minute)

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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2013-12-30, 14:52 PM
are you sure you have the 7260? Most of us have the single-band 2230.
go to device manager and check Network Adapters" to see which Intel chip your laptop has installed. 7260 is listed as dual band.
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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2013-12-30, 17:11 PM

Hello, I have some problems

 

I've got a Y510p Ideapad like a week ago... And I've been suffering with WiFi connections...

 

At first it came with Windows 8 and WiFi worked with some flaws, but when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 it had more... The fact is that everything seems OK, but then when I try to open some web pages it doesn't work... I want to be able to use Win 8.1 and WiFi, right now I'm using OKR to restore the laptop to factory values but I don't know if flaws will be there again... I've tested with various routers and it's the same... tried with lenovo page drivers... and nothing...

 

The real difference over here is that I have Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG instead of an Intel Wireless Card, and it seems like I'm the only guy in the whole world with this wireless card... ¬¬ it really bothers me...

 

Sorry for my english, I'm from Mexico but the spanish version of the forums has much less content... I have average knowledge of computers, so if you give me a detailed steps I'd be grateful.

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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2013-12-30, 19:24 PM

I have an open case with Lenovo support regarding updating the BIOS to permit the use

of the Intel 7260AC card, Lenovo fru: 04W3814.  I called for an update and was told it was escalated.

This is for a y510p with BIOS 3.05.

 

Will advise when I learn more.

 

 

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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2013-12-31, 9:31 AM

Hi

I'm using Linux Ubuntu 12.04.3 and I'm experiencing the exact same problems.My connection is 3 to 10 times slower than it should be (based on comparisons with another laptop), it's unstable (I loose connectivity even though the network manager says the computer is connected) and sometimes I loose connection altogether and I'm unable to reconnect unless I reboot the system. More recently, when I restart the PC the system says "wireless is  disabled by hardware switch" which is not true. The only way to solve this is to reboot in "recovery mode".

 

At this point I already tried all the proposed solutions by the Linux community and none of them works. Deactivating "n" seems to add some stability to the connection but speed is further reduced. I also tried using the most recent Linux kernel (3.12) because I hoped it would have better drivers but I get the same problems.

 

It's very disappointing to see that this problem affects both Windows and Linux users and that neither Intel nor Lenovo seem to able to come up with a solution. At this point I'm seriously considering returning my computer.

 

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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2013-12-31, 9:44 AM
blueduck, if your problem is your wireless card, you might want to replace it. saw a video on youtube on how to replace the parts of y510p
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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2013-12-31, 15:07 PM

To the Linux users. The wifi card n2230 works perfectly in Fedora 20 out of the box. No drivers needed to install. Using bandwidth test i get a ping of 9ms and download speeds of over 22mb.

 

I'd recommend Fedora 20. It worked perfectly out of the box including video drivers, mic, wireles mouse and keyboard etc. Only thing you have to do is upgrade to Nvidia's latest drivers that support Optimus which can be a pain.

 

On Windows 8.1 I upgraded to the latest Intel drivers and it works perfectly

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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2013-12-31, 16:02 PM

Joshva, are you sure this is related to the nvidia drivers? Which version did you install?

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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2014-01-02, 9:20 AM

I misread your post Joshva.

 

Anyway, for how long did you test your wireless connection? In my PC I was able to get periods of up to 2 hour with normal speed and then get a series of slowdowns and crashes aftewards.  If indeed the wireless works with Linux Fedora then we may be a one step closer to understanding what's happening.

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Re: New y510p with a wifi problem

2014-01-03, 11:17 AM

I found a solution for Linux Ubuntu but I'm not entirely sure why or how it works.

 

I installed the kernel 3.12-6.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 using this instructions:

 

http://askubuntu.com/questions/218382/installing-the-liquorix-kernel-on-ubuntu-12-04-x64bit

 

I had tried the "regular" kernel 3.12.6 but with no success:

 

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/12/kernel-3-12-4-install-upgrade-ubuntu-linux/

 

 

I'm happy that everything is working but still wondering why.

 

HTH

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