10-18-2013 08:08 AM
So I bought a new ideapad z710 notebook, installed windows 7 and found out that no matter what I do, I can't make wireless to work.
My Airplane key tells me that my wireless card is turned on:
But after installing the drivers from support page:
I get this in my devices manager:
When I open my network and sharing options and navigate to adapters I only see bluetooth connection and ethernet connection, no wireless.
When I run Intel diagnostic tool I get this:
What should I do?
I'm really dissapointed in buying a really expensive notebook, then installing ALL drivers by hand (only sound was working from the win7 default installation) and now I can't use WiFi, which is a point of mobile devices...
12-12-2013 12:45 AM
Have you had any luck with this? I just picked up a Z710 and am pretty much ready to ditch windows 8 for 7. My machine has a Intel 7260 wireless adapter, so I was planning on getting the driver from Intel's site:
12-12-2013 12:48 AM - edited 12-12-2013 12:49 AM
nope, still doesn't work.
but my wireless already didn't work in preinstalled win8, so if it works for you now, it will prolly work on 7 too.
i'd already take mine back to the store, but i really can't be without a computer (work related), so for now i'm just using cable connection.
12-12-2013 12:56 AM - edited 12-12-2013 12:56 AM
meh, don't mention it...
i'm really upset about this whole thing (so i try not to think about it while i can still use cable) - so many things depend on having a working computer and the idea of sending it away for two weeks or so for repairs is really bugging me.
you pay a fortune for the **bleep** thing and you'd expect it will work, especially when you hear all the praise of lenovo.
12-13-2013 11:17 AM
How did you manage to get Windows 7 to install?
I've been trying for the past two days to get a fresh install on a new SSD to no avail.
Like yourself, I need it to function ASAP for work and some of the programs I have will not work on Windows 8 or 8.1.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
12-13-2013 11:24 AM - edited 12-13-2013 11:26 AM