03-28-2013 11:04 AM - edited 03-28-2013 11:23 AM
I have a Y580 which seems to lose its connection about once an evening while I'm gaming.
- Connection regularly works fine, signal very strong.
- Other devices remain connected wirelessly when it happens, only the y580 loses connection.
- I get disconnected from my game, and at first it doesn't look like anything is wrong, but then the wireless connection gets that yellow triangle over it, and, while still connected, says "no internet access".
- At this point simply hitting disconnect and reconnect on the connection works and I'm back online.
- It's Win7, purchased a few months ago.
- I tried downloading the latest version of the wireless driver from intel as suggested in another post and it didn't fix the issue.
- The laptop is always plugged in and is on a cooling pad.
- McAfee and other crapware are uninstalled.
Is it possible that this happens because of overheating while I'm gaming?
Any help appreciated as it's a major problem for me (even though I can reconnect immediately, I may have lost some hours of progress in a dungeon run or something from the disconnect!)
04-02-2013 12:26 AM
I have the same problem too. I did reinstalled driver, and also did one key recovery to factory settings but no help at all. Then I figured it out by searching through internet and by some of my personal experience. I have 2 solutions for you (it worked for me but I dont know if it works for others ):
First solution: Re-format hard drive and re-patitioning hard drive, I just backed up everything on the external usb and external hard drive. Then I do a clean windows install ( read this thread http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/690046-lenovo-y580-clean-install-guide.html ) and got everything worked. My wireless signal has improved alot. I can watched full hd 1080p on youtube pretty smooth and it loads really fast.
Second: if you have some bucks, like $25, and dont want to mess with hhd and stuffs, I would suggest you buy an usb wireless adapter like this one I bought: http://store.linksys.com/Linksys-AE3000-Wirelessn-usb-adapter-refurb_stcVVproductId151065002VVviewpr... it is refurbished product but trust me you dont need to spend double amount of money just to get a "new" one. it works with windows 8 (you can install driver of windows 7). Driver download here: http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/adapters/AE3000. Since I got usb wireless adapter, I have never got disconnected.
Good luck bro !
04-03-2013 01:03 AM
Thats the only option atm, i tried everything also from intel forum, its a crapy wifi card that they made and theres nothing u can do about it, just buy that usb wifi and next time dont buy brand new laptop, wait for users opinions.
04-05-2013 08:40 AM
Thanks guys, I was afraid of this answer.
That really sucks though. If this is a known and widespread problem it's kind of bad that we're required to buy external hardware to make up for it.
04-12-2013 06:59 AM
Anyone from Lenovo want to chime in on why we need to buy external hardware to make up for what appears to be a common hardware defect in the Y580s?