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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-13, 4:32 AM
Hi sundevilmba01,

thanks for posting, to be honest I can't say for sure though if this drivers will also have an affect on the BT. I'll need to consult the team on that one as of now the testing was primarily focused on the WiFi.

Will have to get back to you on the BT issue.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-13, 14:49 PM

That's definitely good news.  You should consider making the beta available to users now.  It surely can't be less stable than the current release.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-13, 15:11 PM

Yes, please make the new driver available ASAP.  My YP2 has been perfect with wifi until a few days ago.  Was there an update that I inadvertantly installed that brought me to this no joy zone?  :\

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-18, 3:09 AM

From MobileTechReview..

 

The Yoga 2 Pro is an IdeaPad, and thus it suffers the IdeaPad curse: single band 2.4GHz WiFi. It's a decent Intel N-7260 802.11n adapter with Bluetooth 4.0, but we continue to lament the lack of 5GHz band on Lenovo's IdeaPad products. For $1,000 and up, we should get dual band WiFi 802.11n like other Ultrabooks in this price range. Why am I making such a big deal of this? Because Bluetooth also uses the 2.4GHz band, and sometimes Bluetooth peripherals like mice and speakers can cause network glitches or drops. Some colleges now require laptops with dual band WiFi in their recommended specs for students. 802.11n with dual band is faster than single band WiFi. Now that we've complained, 2.4GHz travels a longer distance than 5GHz and that means you'll likely get farther from your router before things get dicey. Overall we had good reception, though our Bluetooth speakers did indeed cause occasional pauses in streaming HD video playback.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-18, 3:52 AM

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From MobileTechReview..

 

The Yoga 2 Pro is an IdeaPad, and thus it suffers the IdeaPad curse: single band 2.4GHz WiFi. It's a decent Intel N-7260 802.11n adapter with Bluetooth 4.0, but we continue to lament the lack of 5GHz band on Lenovo's IdeaPad products. For $1,000 and up, we should get dual band WiFi 802.11n like other Ultrabooks in this price range. Why am I making such a big deal of this? Because Bluetooth also uses the 2.4GHz band, and sometimes Bluetooth peripherals like mice and speakers can cause network glitches or drops. Some colleges now require laptops with dual band WiFi in their recommended specs for students. 802.11n with dual band is faster than single band WiFi. Now that we've complained, 2.4GHz travels a longer distance than 5GHz and that means you'll likely get farther from your router before things get dicey. Overall we had good reception, though our Bluetooth speakers did indeed cause occasional pauses in streaming HD video playback.


That applies to any 2.4 GHz wifi connection, not just the 7260N 2.4 GHz. The only way is to get perfect WiFi is to use 5 GHz but at least the Yoga 2 Pro is the only Lenovo ideapad laptop that allows the use genuine Intel 7260 AC without an FRU label. The only problem with 5 GHz is the poor penetration of the walls so multiple access points are needed. Multiple Ubiquity UniFi Pros APs utilizing zero handoff is a good setup for large houses.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-21, 16:07 PM

Is this the type of support that lenovo gives It's customers? I sent a PM to NINE 2 months ago and still no answer. What a shame.

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-21, 17:10 PM

I also sent NINE a PM a month ago, and a follow-up ten days later. Never heard back.

 

Which would only be a minor annoyance, except as of THIS MORNING, I'm now starting to experience limited connection / disconnects in a location that has worked fine until now. And this isn't just some coffee shop where I go to write poetry; it's my office. Where I go to do my job. To earn my income. To pay my rent. This has become a prohibitive defect for me, as I'm sure it has been for many of you all this time.

 

NINE? Mark_Lenovo? Any advice here would be much appreciated.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-21, 17:20 PM

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I also sent NINE a PM a month ago, and a follow-up ten days later. Never heard back.

 

Which would only be a minor annoyance, except as of THIS MORNING, I'm now starting to experience limited connection / disconnects in a location that has worked fine until now. And this isn't just some coffee shop where I go to write poetry; it's my office. Where I go to do my job. To earn my income. To pay my rent. This has become a prohibitive defect for me, as I'm it has been for many of you all this time.

 

NINE? Mark_Lenovo? Any advice here would be much appreciated.


Trust me, many are in your shoes. I have given up and I am just waiting. I have spent over 100 hours trying to fix the problems with this computer. 

 

I advice you just wait for a fix. After all, we have waited 6 months.... what is a few more :smileyindifferent:.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-21, 17:54 PM

To pay my rent :-) I just bought a $30 usb wifi adapter and it's been rock solid ever since.  Figure it will keep me from going nuts until a better driver is released.  It's frustrating for sure.  I'll repeat my request to make the new drivers available as a beta.  It's hard to imagine it would be a step backwards in terms of stability.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-03-22, 2:10 AM

I have been having two wifi issues that the latest drivers have yet to fix.  Specificaly, the y2p  is unable to connect to my 2wire uverse wifi.  I can overlook this because I have a second wifi set up.  Second issue is that downloads consistently drop.  I have to hit resume over 10 times per minute on a download.  I updated the latest intel drivers (after a LOT of download resumes) and still no dice.  Thoughts?

 

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