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iknorr
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎09-13-2014
Location: Ireland
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Y50 - ar956x constantly dropping wifi

My y50 has the ar956x card. 

Its constantly dropping / loosing internet connection. The wifi singal is either 4 or 5 bars all the time. 

When it drops, i hit the troublesoot button and window resets the adapter...then its fine for another hour until it drops again. 

The driver installed is the latest from the lenovo website.

 

I read online that this is a common problem with the y50 containing the ar956x card. 

 

What are Lenovo doing to fix the problem?

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Location: CA
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Re: Y50 - ar956x constantly dropping wifi

Apparently a new Atheros driver package showed up yesterday:
http://www.station-drivers.com/index.php/forum/news/709-qualcomm-atheros-wifi-driver-10-0-0-297#4208

Maybe it'll be fixed in this version?

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chan1011
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Registered: ‎09-08-2014
Location: Canada
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Re: Y50 - ar956x constantly dropping wifi

Does the Y50's come with different WiFi cards? I recently updated my router to an AC1750 and since then I've had 0 WiFi issues, no lag spikes no dropped connections.

But I believe mine has the Intel WiFi adapter.
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iknorr
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎09-13-2014
Location: Ireland
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Re: Y50 - ar956x constantly dropping wifi

Yup,

So far i noticed 3 cards.

956x, 7260, 3160 if i remember correctly.

iknorr
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎09-13-2014
Location: Ireland
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Re: Y50 - ar956x constantly dropping wifi

Silence from Lenovo....

akhilgm
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎12-14-2014
Location: Kuwait
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Re: Y50 - ar956x constantly dropping wifi

Hi. I have the same issue as well. The WLAN performance is pathetic...! I just got a new laptop and this is what I have to face??? Let me know if you find any solution to this... What is Lenovo doing??? Are they even listening??? Anybody there from Lenovo???

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