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MattnLynn
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-05-2015
Location: USA
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Y50-70 Wireless Range for Broadcom 802.11ac BCM4532 is terrible

I received my new business Y50-70, and I have found that the range of the wireless card is awful.  If I am standing within 5 feet of the router I get full speed, but as I walk 10 to 15 feet away (in direct line of sight) I can watch the bars decrease.

 

If I go around the corner into another room, I basically lose all connectivity.

 

This is awful performance for a nice laptop.

 

Are there any settings or way to boost the receiving strenth of the wireless card? 

 

I travel often, and need to be able to connect to hotel wireless, and this will not suffice.  If not, I may have to return this.

 

Thanks

Matt

liftmys10
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎01-26-2016
Location: California
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Re: Y50-70 Wireless Range for Broadcom 802.11ac BCM4532 is terrible

I have the exact same issue on my y50-70.  My laptop also has Broadcom BCM4532.

Any suggestions???  My OLD laptop has way better range and performance at greater distances than this crap...

MattnLynn
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-05-2015
Location: USA
Views: 680
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Re: Y50-70 Wireless Range for Broadcom 802.11ac BCM4532 is terrible

Ends up it was a hardware issue on mine, I had it under warranty, so they replaced under warranty and fixed it.  Works great.  (...of course they broke my keyboard backlight in the process, which I need to call them back for, sigh)

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