02-12-2014 01:34 AM
Does the card work after return? Where did You bought the Intel 7260AC + BT 4.0, FRU #04W3814?
Mine have Centrino WiFi, it is stable, but there is no performance at all.
04-17-2014 12:04 PM - edited 04-17-2014 12:04 PM
Here is the Intel 7260AC + BT 4.0, FRU 04W3814
Anybody know if this will work on the Y410p as well? Pretty much the same issue, amazing laptop but the wifi card is it's achilles heel. I've never had a problem with wifi cards till now so I'm not really sure how to tell what replacements would be compatible.
Just realized this thread is pretty ancient. Sorry.
04-17-2014 12:56 PM
jb1146 posted awhile back (perhaps on another thread) that this doesn't even work in the Y510p.
In fact, I haven't posted here myself, but I did want to write that this is conclusively a dead issue. In speaking with people on the inside at Lenovo, there is NO opportunity to get a dual band card in the Y510p. Summary:
04-21-2014 01:52 PM
So short answer; there's no way to upgrade the Wifi card at all? If so that is disappointing, as it's pretty terrible. My Dell from 2008 has a faster card, and it was cheaper
04-21-2014 02:11 PM
@Sundance, yes, unfortunately, that's true. For some reason, Lenovo cares about certifying notebook builds with the FCC and insists on not letting you alter your own equipment. I have received no good answer from them as to why they would care and - truly - spend additional resources on their part to govern this. Indeed, my wife has a Dell notebook from last year and I was able to swap in a dual-band wi-fi card that I picked up from NewEgg with about 5 minutes of effort.
I guess to be fair, there are the following options:
- Modify your BIOS to remove the whitelist and void your warranty in the process, but join the many on TechInferno who are happy with the results
- Buy a USB wi-fi stick, all the dual-band versions of which I have found are ridiculously large
- Go to Monoprice and purchase a cheap 100' ethernet cable and walk around the house with it, knocking over home decor and small children in the process
04-21-2014 02:23 PM
Thanks for the reply. Wow, not letting me alter my laptop...that's the number one reason I go for Windows and not Mac. That's disappointing. I literally just got my laptop back today from Lenovo Repair after something power related on the main board blew. Six months into my warranty; they checked everything else for problems while they were at it, and I have six months left.
I might just go ahead and try the BIOS option, then, and hope I can get another solid six months without anything happening that would make me regret losing my warranty.
05-28-2014 01:32 PM - last edited on 05-28-2014 01:52 PM by andyP
Moderator Note; subject edited; post merged in. Was; Getting a New Wi-Fi Card for Y510p
I got this laptop back in early February and I can honestly say that I would be a much happier person if this wi-fi card wasn't so abysmal. The overall performance is great but the constant dropouts have nearly driven me to madness!
I have tried seemingly every fix (install new drivers, change the drivers, etc.) and they work for about a day and then the connections start dropping out once again. I don't want to return it because I've got wayyyyyyy too many valuable things on it and I wish to get a new wifi card.
I'm aware that I'll most likely need to do some meddling and void my warranty but I'm simply too mad to care.
Currently, I'm running Windows 8.1 and have the Intel Wireless-N 7260, the card my laptop came with. I've heard good things about its brother, the AC 7260, and I want to know if anyone can confirm that it is a much better card, even better if someone also has the card with the same laptop as me.
05-28-2014 05:59 PM
7260AC is only stable and very fast @ 5 GHz band AC. 7260's 5 GHz range is very impressive as it's better than my ASUS PCE-AC56 network adapter. 2.4 GHz is okay but it does slow down to dial up speeds at that band especially if you're at RF congested place. SInce 2.4 GHz stability is a big deal for me, i replaced the 7260 on my Lenovo Y470 with the ASUS instead.
You can read more about people's 7260AC experience here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/networking-wireless/716325-intel-7260-a-48.html
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