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03-17-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-02, 19:13 PM
I bought a ThinkPad Twist, absolutely love the ThinkPad models, having the twist was cherry!, but couldnt even squeeze 4hrs of battery life out of it-returned!! Picked up an Ideapad U310, amazing battery life!, sh!tty screen :-/.. I've been itchin' for days now to order an i7 Yoga 13 from Costco.com ($1,399+), more than doubling the cost of the U310 ($599 from Staples), but after reading the 17pages worth of posts here, with not a single solution from Lenovo, I will hold off on bLowin' the extra $$$ on it! :-/ It's very sad.. I believe the Yoga has the same, stunnin HD+ IPS display as the ThinkPad Twist, and I was ready to pay double what I paid for the U310 for it, but not after this WiFi #fail !!
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11-17-2012

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-03, 1:55 AM

Lenovo still has my laptop looking into the issue. I just hope they have the same issue I was.

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03-02-2013

California

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-03, 17:02 PM

Wise decision GzyOnline!!! Not worth the hassle we've all had.  Stay away from laptops with a POS Realtek wireless card.  Intel's wireless card is light years better IMO.

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12-15-2012

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-03, 17:56 PM

For what it's worth; I have a D-Link Dir-825 wireless router.  My Yoga has better wifi performance than my iPad 3 and Nexus 7.  It is on par with my 2012 MacBook Pro.  I also have a BT mouse and USB wireless X-Box controller attached to it. 

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03-21-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-04, 16:08 PM

Wow this wifi issue is pissing me off.  I'm not having issues with disconnecting but the speeds are absolutely horrible.  I've tried all the wifi power / adapter setting changes but none of them seem to have any effect. 

 

Speedtests show that it downloads at at 1MB per sec or less when my other laptops can get 8 - 10MB / sec.

:smileymad:

It gets so slow I cannot download a file and browse the web at the same time. 

 

Something is wrong in that it seems to throttle my download speeds.  My upload speeds don't seem to get affected as much or at all. 

 

 

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11-17-2012

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-05, 0:13 AM

This is almost the same problem I am having. When the laptop speed did drop down I had a hard time getting the speed back. Even after a full shut down if I started right back up I still may have slow speeds. The only thing that is different with my issue is the upload speed was also degraded.

 

Do you know what router you are using?   Is it a Netgear WNDR3700 version 1?

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-05, 0:57 AM
Just saw on Lenovo's site that they changed the wireless card in the Yoga from Realtek to Intel.

I am sure the Intel wireless cards will not have these problems.
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03-02-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-05, 1:32 AM

diecast17:  Can you send us a link

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-05, 1:40 AM

Here is the live chat that I did:

 

Please wait while we connect with you with a Lenovo Chat Representative.
You have been connected to ^Nicholas .
^Nicholas :  Thank you for contacting Lenovo Sales Chat. My name is Nicholas and my Rep ID is xxxxxxxxxx. Happy to help you today.
Andrew:  Is it true that the Yoga now has an Intel wireless card and not a reltek wireless card?
^Nicholas :  Hey Andrew that's right
^Nicholas :  It carries and intel centrino card now
Andrew:  so they changed the wireless cards in the laptop?
^Nicholas :  Yes indeed
Andrew:  So why the change?
^Nicholas :  We had some issues with the realtek cards
Andrew:  Thank you so much!
^Nicholas :  Apparently the signal reception was not strong enough
^Nicholas :  So we decided to change
^Nicholas :  You are welcome Andrew
^Nicholas :  How soon are you looking to purchase one ?
 

Moderator note; full name of Lenovo employee edited in accordance with the Forum Rules

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08-03-2012

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Re: Yoga 13 wifi is extremely poor

2013-04-05, 18:41 PM

_Anthony:  Thank you for choosing Lenovo sales chat.  I’m Anthony, your sales chat representative.  My rep id is ######### .  What can I do for you today?

stu:  Hi anthony
_Anthony:  hey there
stu:  I'm looking at the yoga 13 and notice they now have a new cpu in them since I last looked
stu:  I was wondering if they still come with the same realtek WiFi card or if it had been changed?
_Anthony:  what yoga part # are you looking at?
stu:  Its the base i5 model
_Anthony:  and what is the price?
stu:  59366358
stu:  $1049 after discount
_Anthony:  let me check
stu:  Thanks
_Anthony:  the wifi card in the two models will be the same, so it has not been transitioned
stu:  Ah ok. People on the forums suggested it was now an Intel WiFi card
stu:  Is that the same for all yoga 13 models?
stu:  hello?
 
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