08-05-2015 06:23 PM
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.
06-20-2016 09:35 PM
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...
06-21-2016 06:16 AM
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)