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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-03-28, 16:50 PM

Yes, it a little thicker and comes with a more standard 1920x1080 screen resolution. If this was my main/only computer I would prefer the a 1080P display. Programs that don't scale can be a pain to read on the Ultra high res display of the Yoga 2 Pro.

 

I wouldn't trade an SSD for standard HDD though. Boot time are lightning fast file transfers are also super fast if the other drive is fast (SSD, RAID 0 HDDs or USB 3.0 USB drive). I have one laptop I sue at work that has a standard HDD it drive me nuts, lol.

 

I've noticed the price od SSD (standard and mSATA) have been dropping over the past month or so. Soon it will be hard to pass up the performance of an SSD.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-03-31, 20:00 PM
Add me to the list of people who have successfully replaced the network card to the 7260NGW AC model. Simple swap, you don't even have to reinstall the drivers. For mine from M-Factors as well. Using the latest BIOS no problems booting.
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-04-04, 4:39 AM

same issue at same time. told lenovo it was a connector issue. they said send it in for repair. they took two weeks, and replaced the motherboard and wireless card but i'm still having same issue since got the repaired laptop. called them and asked them to send me a technicain to make the repair. they said they'll escalade to see if its possible. they offered a return, but no replacement. I've already wasted a lot of time researching the laptop and dont want to buy a new one.  did they give your problem or did u return it?  thanks!

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-04-04, 4:41 AM
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I got my Y2P on Friday, the network card doesn't even show up when I boot up the machine. Called CS and spent a hour doing all kinds of driver update, still not showing up. In device manager, if you choose "show hidden item", it shows as not connected. All chipset, BIOS, etc. are up to date. I really have to say Lenovo's QC is piece of **bleep**. (A new out of the box $1K laptop doesn't even have a working network card, you've got to be kidding me.)



I ordered the new AC dual band card from Newegg suggested by people on this forum beforehand. replaced the old card myself on Sunday. Now it finally gets detected. I am using the intel 16.5.3 driver. However, it's still not very stable. From time to time, the network card just disappers from the device manager. (It usually happens after either waking up from sleep or a reboot). I deleted the smart connect bloatware, it helps a little bit.



I am going to give it a try for a week, if the wireless card disappear again. I will return this piece of crap and go for Surf pro 2 or, god forbid, an Apple. (Although I don't really like Apple. But I really hate to waste my time on a poorly designed, non-existent QC product like Lenovo). Which is sad because I really like the Y2P, if it works.

same issue at same time. told lenovo it was a connector issue. they said send it in for repair. they took two weeks, and replaced the motherboard and wireless card but i'm still having same issue since got the repaired laptop. called them and asked them to send me a technicain to make the repair. they said they'll escalade to see if its possible. they offered a return, but no replacement. I've already wasted a lot of time researching the laptop and dont want to buy a new one. did they give your problem or did u return it? thanks!
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-04-04, 19:52 PM

I would adjust the power management settings in the driver. Uncheck both boxes and apply changes. Same thing used to happen to my Sony Vaio. My girlfriend has the Surface Pro and it's pretty sweet machine though! Hope this helps good luck! 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-04-14, 16:48 PM

I have a refurbished Y2P that I just purchased, and I'd like to make sure that the card in this unit is still the original one.  When I look it up, it appears to be a dual band already?

 

Here's what a sticker on the back of my laptop says:

 

"Contains Transmitter Module 

FCC ID PD97260NGU

IC: 1000M-7260NG

CCAH13LP0390T9"

 

This is the page that caused my confusion: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Intel_Dual_Band_Wireless-AC_7260_(7260NGW)

 

If my home router is single-band currently, would I still notice more stability in wireless connection with an upgraded "AC" card?

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-04-14, 17:13 PM

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I have a refurbished Y2P that I just purchased, and I'd like to make sure that the card in this unit is still the original one.  When I look it up, it appears to be a dual band already?

 

If my home router is single-band currently, would I still notice more stability in wireless connection with an upgraded "AC" card?

I doubt you have a dual band card. Check you wifi card by going to:

control panel> device manager> click on "network Adaptors"

 

There shouls be an entry that says, "Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260". That is  the single band N card. The dual band would read "Intel(R) Dual Band WIreless-N 7260".

 

I upgraded to the AC card an it reads," Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260".

 

I do not know if it will fix you connection issues, as I never expieranced them before or after the upgrade. Others haev reported it has fixed their issue.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-04-14, 18:21 PM

Thank you for that tip--it is indeed single-band for the card.

 

Regarding my second question, I wasn't sure if the recommended replacement card just has better connectivity overall, beyind offering more connection pathways.  The current card has lower reviews than the dual-band card, and I can't tell if it's just due to the 5GHz band addition or also due to some better algorithm of keeping connections steady.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-04-17, 1:48 AM

Is there a choice for us that supports 3G or 4G aw well as regular WiFi?

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-04-17, 3:55 AM

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Is there a choice for us that supports 3G or 4G aw well as regular WiFi?


A USB dongle or WiFI hotspot.

 

I don't believe there is an option for a built in solution. The ThinkPad  Yoga might offer 3G/4G option but not the IdeaPad line as far as I know.

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