02-10-2014 07:18 PM
Hi. I just purchased the Ideapad S415 Touch. The wifi connection drops OFTEN. It still shows that it is connected, but there is no internet pages load, email stops working, etc. If I hit "disconnect" on the connection, then hit "connect" again, it works great . . . . for a few more minutes or an hour or whatever. I went into "properties" and changed the settings on roaming and power management per an article I found on this site. I think this may have helped a bit, but it's still happening.
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02-10-2014 08:00 PM
02-10-2014 08:04 PM
02-10-2014 08:13 PM
Hi, thanks for getting back to me. I couldn't find the "transmit power" option, and had previously completed the other suggestion of unchecking "allow to disconnect . . . ". I also looked through the tutorial you suggested below. I am able to connect to everything fine (initially), and my other laptop is not having this problem at all. The connection on my Lenovo is working fine . . . until it isn't, LOL! I updated to Windows 8.1 if that makes a difference. Very strange . . .
02-10-2014 08:32 PM
02-10-2014 09:20 PM
02-12-2014 09:47 PM - edited 02-12-2014 10:21 PM
I just bought the S415 and I have the exact same problem. There's definitely something wrong with the driver. I tried downloading the drivers referenced in your link but the problem persists. In my case, I cannot get it to connect to my Linksys EA4500 when the 'Network Mode' is set to 'Mixed'. If I explicitly set the 'Network Mode' to 'Wireless-G only' then I can connect. The S415 will simply not connect in N mode no matter what I tweak in the EA4500. My S415 was also unable to connect to a router/AP combo provided by Comcast without forcing the AP to operate in 802.11g mode. Can you shed some light as to whether Broadcom has acknowledged problems in this area?