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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-22, 8:14 AM
There is no such thing as a Yoga 13s. You can see the current Yoga lineup here: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/#ss. However, Lenovo announced a Yoga 11s in January.

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The new Yoga 13s at Best Buy still have the Realtek RTL8723A wifi, still have antennas that get blocked by your hands and/or lap and still suffer from dropped connections on moderate connections. I suspect that they also come with the same lackluster support from Lenovo. But they do come in two colors of dysfunction: Silver Grey and Clementine Orange!

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-22, 18:58 PM
One Yoga 13.
Two Yoga 13s.
Three Yoga 13s.

I know there is model 11s coming out but we were using s to indicate multiple. And indeed at Best Buy there are new yoga 13(s) with new CPUs (including an i3 for the same price as the i5 they no longer offer!). I thought the context was obvious.

The CPUs only recently became available through Intel recently, so there was a slim hope that they did more to test it than slip in a new chip and see if it boots. CPU is only change with design as far as i can tell. Will go back and check build date when i get a chance.
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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-22, 19:56 PM

Best Buy has been considerably behind Lenovo in making available the IdeaPad Yoga 13 with configurations that include the i5 and i7 Intel processors, a 256 SSD hard drive, and the "Clementine Orange" finish. According to the Lenovo website, the Wi-Fi adapter is the same for all IdeaPad Yoga 13 configurations: "Lenovo BGN Wireless." Other Lenovo IdeaPad models have the "Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN".

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-22, 21:52 PM

Hi Guys...

Can you quickly reply with the specification of the Yoga 13 that is causing you trouble?

 

I'm saying this because I think the issue is specific to certain processor speeds

 

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-22, 23:40 PM

i5-3317U running at 1.7GHz

i7-3537U running at 2.0GHz (Note that this i7 chip was only made available by Intel a couple of weeks ago which is why I was curious about its introduction at Best Buy)

 

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i7/Intel-Core%20i7-3537U%20Mobile%20processor%20-%20AV8063801119700.html

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-23, 0:50 AM

really wish i checked this site prior to my purchase of the i7 yoga 13".

experiencing insanely slow wifi connection as well as periodic and random disconnects.

 

tried all the suggested "solutions" and its NOT getting the job done.

 

im shocked and disgusted at Lenovo's level of dis-service to Yoga owners. 

i will be returning this $1300 laptop papweight.

 

btw, i only registered on this forum to post this 1 response.  thats how much it bothered me with this Wifi issue.

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-24, 5:48 AM

Hello,

 

I am having this exact same issue. My Yoga 13 was manufactured on January 4th of this year.

The internet is running slow on this laptop, I tried factory reset (did nothing), I then downloaded the latest Wifi drivers off the lenovo site- and these just made it worse. I tried all the tips in here (nothing works). Now I just reinstalled again and its driving me crazy. I can no longer return it to BestBuy- what do I do? Is Lenovo aware of this, and are they working on something- as I see I am one of MANY  who are experiencing this. It would feel re-assuring if a rep from Lenovo commented in here. I have owned multiple Thinkpads, including a T420s that sits right next to my Yoga. The T420s has no problems, full bars and fantastic speedtest. I also have a Macbook Air in the same house with no problems- only this Yoga.

This laptop is less than three weeks old and I feel ripped off right now. I don't want to have to return to depot a three week old laptop to be ripped open and then sent back a month later.

 

It has nothing to do with the router as well- because I tried it on three different routers, all of them less than a year old, and all different brands. No changes to power-options or A/B/G/N have helped either.

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-24, 10:02 AM

You may want to consider writing to media outlets that specialize in technology and providing them with a link to this thread.

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-24, 11:15 AM

I bought the Yoga about 2 weeks ago. The manufacturing date is 12/06/12. I also have the same wireless problem. I tried almost everything wrote here. Adjusting the advanced settings helped a bit but still too weak. The signal rises upto %100 if you get next to the modem but if you're 2 rooms away the signal decreases to %50. The wierd thing is i can see a network connection which is always at full signal quality, so i suppose the signal is effected horizontally.

Besides from this issue it's a great device.

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-02-25, 22:39 PM

Hi,

 

  Have people here tried using a USB network card?  Just curious if that would solve the problem until a driver / software update fixed the real issue.

 

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