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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎08-26-2016
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Y50-70 Laptop Drops Wireless Connection

16-month-old Y50-70 Laptop running Win8.1 has recently started dropping wireless connection after being used for 3 or 4 hours (& getting hot maybe?).  Have tried a new xfinity Gateway modem, a new Rosewill AC750RT Dual Band router, and a TP-Link AV200 Wireless Adapter which have helped a little.  I use a cooling fan in the stand the laptop sits on.  So would it be the fan in the laptop itself dying already (even tho it's only a little over a yr old)?  Or could the internal fan just be dirty & is it possible to clean it?  Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Y50-70 Laptop Drops Wireless Connection

Hi there, Ripley           -


Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.


Please go through this link for better understanding on why Wi-Fi drops.


It sounds to me as though you have a possible problem with a firewall software.  There are a few posts in the last week where it seems McAfee has been the cause of the problem, happened also to a friend of mine.

Can you connect using safe mode with networking? 


If so and you can't connect under normal Windows operation this would confirm a software firewall is the culprit in which case I would suggest uninstalling and then reinstalling the software after a new start.


Update us how it goes.








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