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Low wifi reception on Ideapad Y430

2009-08-02, 17:04 PM

Hi- I have been having issues connecting to Wireless networks with my Ideapad Y430 that I bought in Dec 2008.

1. It has trouble finding wireless networks unless it is really close to it.

2. Even when it finds it, it won't connect if I am not close enough.


So even on my own wireless network at home, I can only connect in certain areas of the house but not everywhere, which defeats the purpose... And this is not a big house. How can I fix this?


PS: I did uninstall ReadyComm and it didn't make a difference.





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Re: Low wifi reception on Ideapad Y430

2009-08-02, 19:07 PM

Try this: Open Network and Sharing Center then click on Change adapter settings on the left hand column. Right click on your wireless connection and select properties. Click on the Configure button and then select the Advanced tab and make your settings like this:


802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4 ------> Auto

802.11n Channel Width for band 5.2 ------> Auto

802.11n Mode ----> Enabled

Ad Hoc Channel 802.11 b/g -----> 11

Ad Hoc Default Wireless Mode ----->0. 802.11b/g

Ad Hoc Power Management -----> Disabled

Ad Hoc QoS Mode -----> WMM Enabled

Fat Channel Intolerant -----> Disabled

Mixed Mode Protection -----> RTS/CTS Enabled

Roaming Aggressiveness -----> 5. Highest

Troughput Enhancement ------> Enabled

Transmit Power -----> 5.Highest

Wireless Mode -----> 4.802.11b/g




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Re: Low wifi reception on Ideapad Y430

2009-08-09, 2:10 AM

Go to your nearest Library, Barnes and Noble or Starbucks and if you can establish a "good" wireless connection, go and buy yourself a new and better wireless router.


Matter of fact get two: use the second one in a different location and as a wireless "bridge" to increase your coverage.


Of course with an increase range, some of your neighbors may try to "piggy back" unto you Internet connection unless you enable security.


If the above still does not help, you may have a defective wireless card, call Lenovo support and get your Y430 repaired.



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