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WiFi authentication fails most of the time on Yoga 13

2013-05-28, 0:04 AM

Since the day I got my Yoga 13 it's had trouble connecting to my home WiFi network. It typically takes about 10-20 attempts before the connection succeeds. Once it's connected, the wifi works fine.

 

I have an older D-Link router (DI-524), which supports only WEP, WPA, and WPA-PSK (TKIP) security. If I switch the router to WEP or WPA, or turn off security, the problem goes away. I can see in the Windows WLAN Auto Config event log that it's timing out on authentication. But it will eventually connect if I let it keep retrying for a while.

 

I have half a dozen other devices on the same network, and none of them have this problem. I've tried the Yoga on a few other networks, and it works fine on every network I've tried, though I haven't found another network that uses TKIP authentication to try.

 

I may break down and buy a new router that supports newer authentication modes, but I'd like to understand what's going on. Is anyone else having this problem?

 

I had another problem with this Yoga 13, bad memory that was causing frequent blue screens. I sent it back to Lenovo twice -- the first time all they did was re-image the SSD; second time they replaced the memory and that fixed the blue screens. As far as I can tell, they made no attempt to reproduce the WiFi connection problem. Now I have the disk loaded up with applications, so I'm reluctant to send it back to them again.

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Re: WiFi authentication fails most of the time on Yoga 13

2013-05-28, 1:27 AM

My 10 year old router works fine with y13... have you updated your bios, and tried the unofficial wifi driver update noted in one of the huge (now quiet) wifi thread?

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Re: WiFi authentication fails most of the time on Yoga 13

2013-05-28, 7:44 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. Tried the driver update, still behaves the same. 

 

I think I'll hold off on the BIOS update until I talk to warranty service again.

 

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Re: WiFi authentication fails most of the time on Yoga 13

2013-07-10, 4:10 AM
Hi allancandy,

Please try the Wifi drivers that was recently release in June 2013. The drivers can be downloaded from the link below.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031976

Hope this hepls and please do post back your results.

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Re: WiFi authentication fails suddenly on Yoga 13

2014-04-21, 7:19 AM

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12-04-2012

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Re: WiFi authentication fails suddenly on Yoga 13

2014-04-21, 9:36 AM

Just in case: I had problems with my Wifi not restoring from hibernate mode whatever the configuration I do in the settings. The problem source was the Lenovo wifi driver. I simply removed the wifi card from the device list and let Windows 8 reinstall it and now everything is solved.

 

Regards

Samuel

 

 

Moderator comment: Subject edited to match thread.

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