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Paper Tape
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Lenovo Y510P: Wireless Network Adapter Issues

Hello All


I have had my Lenovo Y510P since Jan/Feb of this year. It has worked like a dream, and I have thankfully avoided the problems people have seemed to have with it. Then in August, my HDD broke for an unknown reason. After 6 weeks of discussing with Lenovo, I have received my laptop back with a new HDD. Huzzah! Everything is fine. 


Needed to reinstall my programs, I connect to the internet and begin. Five minutes later, I realise that there is something wrong with my internet and that it is not stable. Many hours later (including my messing with my wireless channels, and installing updates for my WLAN) I have decided that there is a hardware issue with my adaptor. 


Searching via google then brought me across this video:


So my question is whether it is possible that when the Lenovo tech guys were replacing my HDD etc, they could have messed with my wireless card and the wires moved? (This would the explain why my laptop went from having perfect connection to it being so unstable) 


Otherwise, anyone have links to the most up to date drivers for the atheros ar9285? 


Is my best bet after trying what the video is suggesting to uninstall the drivers on my laptop and reinstall them and then pray? 


I really do not wish to send it back to be fixed....

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Re: Lenovo Y510P: Wireless Network Adapter Issues

hi LadyNico,


Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.


Looking at page 39-40 of the HMM, removing the HDD doesn't require the wireless card antenna to be removed (although it's possible that it might have detached itself by some means).


After making sure that the wireless antenna is firmly connected and in the correct place (If you have white and black cables, black usually goes to Main, and white goes to Aux), try the following:

  - Link to picture


1. Disable automatic driver installation

    - this will prevent Windows Update from changing the drivers


2. Set the power settings to High Performance and turn off bluetooth

3. Install the updated driver from this page:


For Windows 8:

Drivers for Atheros AR9285 and Windows 8

OS: Windows 8 32/64bit
File: (7500 KB)


For Windows 8.1:

Drivers for Atheros AR9285 and Windows 8
OS: Windows 8.1 32/64bit
File: (2258 KB)



Let me know how it goes.



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