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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-19, 22:04 PM
As I said in my post, I already did that. My husband has the same ISP
problems when I have them, as does our IP cell phone. But that's
different than the Limited Connectivity problems that only I get and in
multiple locations.

The Limited Connectivity has only happened to me a handful of times so I
am not too concerned about it unless it gets worse.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-20, 2:01 AM

I doubt very highly that is is your ISP.

 

1. Who is your ISP

2. What equipment did they give you for your Modem  (i.e. Motorola, etc.) Model number

3. Is your ISP providing the WiFi service with it's own equipment or is it going through your own router

 

 

Given the number of instances you are having limited connectivity and the numerous other users who are experiencing the same problem, I tend to think its a hardware issue on the Yoga

 

I would also do a Speed Test and PING Test to check the quailty of your network signal

 

www.speedtest.net (test bandwidth speed)

www.pingtest.net (Check Latency, packets etc) must have Java installed on your computer to function properly

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-20, 2:35 AM
I don't know how many times I can say this, as far as the poor internet
(not the limited connectivity) it is the same with all the computers in
our house, not just the YP2. And it was true to some degree even before
I got this computer; it used to be only when it rained but now it is
more often. And it's not like this when I am elsewhere.

I live on the Big Island of Hawaii which is fairly uninhabited, and my
ISP is Oceanic Time Warner.

The connection up is worse than down. For example when we have phone
problems, we can always hear fine but the people on the other end cannot
hear us. Oceanic came out and cleaned up some connections outside but
it only improved some. At least we are not getting messages many times
we went to a website to the effect of "cannot find a server at this
address". That went on for some time.

I guess it could be our router or modem but we've tried two different
ones of each, all fairly new and the latest brand new. (We used to have
one of their modems but it completely died about 4 months ago so we got
our own. So all the equipment is ours.) For a while my husband thought
my Yoga was interfering with the signal for everyone else, but then I
went out of town and his internet still sucked. It does seem better
since I put in the AC card, but since it comes and goes it's hard to say.

When I ask my friends and neighbors how their connection is they say
"eh, not great but it's Hawaii, what do you expect."

So anyway, I guess there could be some compatibility issue with our
router/modem but it affects other computes not just Y2P's.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-20, 3:19 AM

So, after a year or so of being out and a year with wi-fi problems, have they been fixed to everyone's satisfaction or is this still a sticking point with the Y2P? I am interested in this machine but not if it has extensive wi-fi issues. How do people feel about the Y2P even considering these wi-fi issues?

 

Thanks,

Mark

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-20, 21:38 PM

wrote:

So, after a year or so of being out and a year with wi-fi problems, have they been fixed to everyone's satisfaction or is this still a sticking point with the Y2P? I am interested in this machine but not if it has extensive wi-fi issues. How do people feel about the Y2P even considering these wi-fi issues?

 

Thanks,

Mark


 

 

My replacement was made in June and still suffers from this issue. They do however sell some units with the AC wifi cards, instead of this single band mess.

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-20, 22:25 PM

To elaborate.  I purchased mine at best buy

 

1. The Best Buy model I purchased had a slightly faster CPU I74510 vs I74500

2. The Best Buy Model I purchased had a Wireless AC Dual Band Card already installed

 

I have had 0 issues with either wifi or bluetooth.  Its a better card.

 

To my understanding right now these are only at best buy, and not every best buy has the newer model it is hit or miss. 

 

Go back to Page 111 of this thread and see the link I posted.  If you go to Best Buy look on the right side of the box and you will see product information and if it will say AC by WLAN and Core I7-4510 you have the newer model

 

On page 111 I have a picture posted.  I hope this helps

 

ttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/44852iE44B6CAA4DB6D379/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-21, 0:28 AM

@babaji59 Mark,

 

If you don't mind buying a new top end laptop then opening it up to replace the problem Wifi card (voiding the warrantee) , and if you don’t mind uninstalling conflicting drivers and you don't mind having to go through various menus disabling certain things to get Blue Tooth to work, and if you don’t mind faulty hardware audio jack constantly connecting/disconnecting, and don’t mind a screen that flickers, and if you don’t mind wasting hours/days trying to fix the thing and if you don’t mind speaking to tech support and if you don’t mind having to try and return your Yoga for repair…

 

Personally I expect a high end laptop to work as it should right out of the box, not to have all these problems above, the Y2P is a laptop with problems and don’t expect it to last in the long term like my previous computers, I’m just waiting for the next thing to go wrong…

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-21, 1:01 AM
Had to laugh. Don't forget: auto rotate doesn't always work. And
sometimes I get phantom inputs on my screen when the lid is closed,
which is pretty scary because it opens and closes things and has even
deleted things on me (primarily in dry climates it seems). And despite
spending days trying to optimize my battery, I still can't get over 5
hours on it when it is supposed to be much more.

Honestly I love the form factor of the Y2P, and I like having it most of
the time. But because of all the issues, if I didn't already own it, I
probably wouldn't buy it. It doesn't help that Lenovo never
participates in these forums.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-21, 2:08 AM

They participate,

 

They have edited a few of my responses :smileyhappy:

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-07-21, 4:02 AM
I've seen edited but I've never seen them comment on anything or suggest
anything or say they are working on anything.

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