08-15-2011 09:38 PM
I have a ideapad y560. My connection drops randomly and I don't utilize my 802.11n option on my router. It is not the router (brand spankin new, high end gaming router to which my girl's laptop connects at 130 Mbps+). It's also not the router because the previous one I had (a NETGEAR one) had the same issues where everyone else's laptop (girlfriend, roommate) would connect (with .11n) and I can't.
I am a highly dissatisfied customer, with lenovo as a company. I am also an engineering student, and I can't tell you how much time I've spent (wasted) researching this problem on the internet and on this forum with no results.
I've let a useful lenovo person remote access my computer, she uninstalled and reinstalled just about everything short of the OS and still the problems remain.
My warranty runs out in like 2 weeks. I honestly don't know what I could get out of this but it's 1230am, I've been in this hard chair for 2 hours (just tonight) and I'm delirious so I'm hoping I just missed the fix.
08-16-2011 02:38 AM
08-16-2011 05:49 AM
I have read this "solution." It is not a solution. It does not work. I played with the options on my router, which is not the problem because two other devices connect via N, as I said in my first post. I changed the settings to 20MHz only and a host of other options from other posts I've seen, and still no connection, no option even, for N mode under the wireless mode drop down in the configure device portion of the adapter properties.
First thing I did before wasting everyone else's time was search for "802.11n" and read everything that had something about connectivity issues and dropping connectivity in the title. I did the research, and I'm pretty sure the link you posted was at least the second thing I read, if not the first.
08-16-2011 12:43 PM
Oh I guess I forgot to post that diagnostic step... when the lenovo person took over my pc, we also went to lenovo's website, downloaded all the drivers/firmware for my serial number, uninstalled then reinstalled EVERYTHING.
I do not know what this readycomm software is... searched in the start menu and all over the computer, nothing gives. where can I get it?
08-16-2011 07:29 PM - edited 08-16-2011 07:40 PM
Start, all programs, Lenovo, listed under Lenovo should be Readycom. Open it, it's a wireless network connection utility. Try to connect using that.
The link has information and links concerning your 2nd question.