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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 3:00 AM
Sure, let me beg my school to install these firmwares on over 1000 units so that my $1,280 USD computer can connect to the internet.

However, thanks for the tip. I will look into it for my home use.
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 3:17 AM

What if you're working on University WiFi or some public library, coffee shops or anything outside of home and your Y2P's WiFi just goes to limited whenever it feels like. Flashing a 3rd party firmware isn't a complete solution IMO. It's just that Windows allows thousands of software and hardware configurations that even the same model with the same hardware won't perform equally. WiFi performance and stability will vary due to all Y2P owners as well as other haswell laptops with 7260 having diverse software configuration, Windows updates, routers, radio environment etc. However, many cases have shown that only those with Y2Ps and not their other devices, laptops, etc have the random limited problem which goes to show (based on my conclusion) that some combination of Windows configuration + software configuration (hardware configuration to some extent) and Intel drivers  [not the router, AP] are the cause of the limited connectivity. Your Y2P and my Y470 have a certain Windows configuration + software configuration that goes in harmony with Intel's 7260 drivers, resulting to problem free WiFi, no matter where it's placed (coffee shops, University WiFi, public library, etc.) assuming that there's no problem on the router's side.

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 3:43 AM

You guys are missing my point. If upgrading to dd-wrt works, then it's fair to say it is not a Lenovo problem. More of a possible Intel driver issue and/or Router config/firmware issue.

 

This forum is about trying possible solutions and not about constant whining (no pun intended). If you don't want to try it, then send it back.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 3:47 AM

I disagree. This is TOTALLY a lenovo problem. Why does EVERY other wireless device I own work on these networks, except this massively expensive computer I bought? Even on networks it can connect to, I see lost packets, incosistent downoad/upload/activity across the network. For their two flagship laptops they should have put a better wireless foundation into it. I've (as previously stated) returned both my X1 Carbon Touch AND my Yoga Pro 2 due to this issue. With 86 pages of people complaining about it, it's so sad to see Lenovo doing NOTHING. At least acknowlege the issue, present a plan, do SOMETHING. But no, they'll probably just keep churning these things out and people don't know better and will just assume it's their issue.

 

I have 22 other wireless devices that work on this network, apple (a YOGA original that is my wife's), kindle, ipad, macbook pro, HP laptop, etc. Yeah it must be MY network. LOL

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 3:48 AM

And if it's a driver issue w/ Intel, then it's still Lenovo's problem as they chose this wireless card and hardware supplier. They should be up Intel's ass to figure this thing out.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 19:29 PM

You're comparing bananas to oranges.  Does your HP, kindle, ipad, and MacBook all contain the same Intel 7260N wifi card?  I bet it does not.  Furthermore, go to Intel's site and you will find other PC consumers (Sony, HP, Dell) having the same wifi drop connections. 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 19:57 PM

So now, if a car company installs a bad motor into your car, you would not be upset at the car company? The car company is not responsible, in spite of the fact that they assembled the car? The car company lack of quality control will not get to you? Also, how would you respond to the negligent act of releasing the Yoga 2 with the same WIFI card? Wasn’t this released months after Lenovo Officials were made aware of the problem?

 

Honestly, your responses are just adding salt to the wound of people who suffer from this issue. If you have no problems, good for you. However, if you ever go to an important conference and this wifi issue bites you in the ______, then don’t complain. Then again, this is the internet…. You might not even be old enough to drive for all I know.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 20:15 PM
100% agree, was going to use the car analogy too. Lenovo is RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE they chose Intel. They can't just say this is Intel's fault, it's a part of their overall solution. @Indest nails this point, if your laptop works for you @medeiom AWESEOME. Wait till you're somewhere that it doesn't, and let's see how you feel about it.
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 20:17 PM

And my point wasn't that these devices all use the same card, absoultely the opposite. They all use DIFFERENT cards that work on every single network I've ever put them on. My point is they're better cards than Lenovo chose to put in flagship products. It's like buying a Ferarri that only goes 40 mph. **bleep**, it's so freaking pretty, and it has awesome traction control, but if you can't dive it over 40 MPH, what's the frigging point?

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Wifi Problems

2014-04-08, 20:18 PM
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