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

2014-07-07, 11:05 AM
Yeah, I broke the cardinal rule of screw removal then. The P00 worked on other screws, but this one needed more torque. I might try a left handed drill bit later tonight since it's completely stripped after my botched attempts.
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-07-08, 23:40 PM

I'm all installed now but my speeds are not good as I think they should be.  My phone gets 3x the speed on wifi that my computer does.  I saw someone recommend HT Mode and another person recommend using 16.5.3.6 drivers, but my computer won't connect to the 5g band with those drivers.  Is there another set of drivers that I can try?  When I look at the network status my speed is steady at 54 mbps which is still well below the 100 that I am provided.  Anything else settings wise that I need to change?  Thanks all.

 

EDIT:  I'll go run and hide now, had to enable WMM on the router.

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07-20-2014

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

2014-07-20, 1:37 AM

I recently purchased a refurbished Yoga 2 Pro. I decided to replace the wireless card with the 7260NGW. I closed everything back up having followed the instructions precisely. To my dismay, when I booted up the laptop, not only was my wifi not working, my wireless card was not even recognized!

 

I tried refreshing device manager, rebooting, etc. No luck. I even "showed hidden" devices and removed the old wireless card thinking that this may refresh the device list. No luck. Finally, I gave up and put the old card back in thinking I had wasted $30 on the new card. To my horror, the old card is no longer recognized either! At this point, I'd be happy to get the old card working. Any ideas? PLEASE help--situation is getting pretty grim as I definitely went out on a limb purchasing this device.

 

Oh, running all latest BIOS, chipset drivers, etc.

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

2014-07-21, 17:42 PM
So I am finally getting an AC wifi card since this internet situation is .... Anyhow, I read from a newegg user they were able to replace the card without disconnecting the battery. Although bad practice, I am thinking of taking this approach to avoid breaking the battery cable since it seems hard to remove and place back in. Has anyone done the install without unplugging the battery? If so, please share the results.... Anyone thinks it is a bad idea?
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-07-21, 18:47 PM

I replaced my WiFi card without disconnecting the battery and had no problems, whatsoever.

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07-12-2014

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

2014-07-21, 18:52 PM

Somewhere I read a post from an owner that measured zero volts on the card when the Y2P was off and the battery was connected.  This owner replaced the card without disconnecting the battery, and everything was fine.  Perhaps it was in the comments of the Youtube video that shows how to do the upgrade.

 

When I replaced my WiFi card, I wanted to remove the battery cable, but it was attached very firmly and I was afraid I might damange something if I forced removal.  I swapped the card without removing the cable, and the new WiFi card works great.  I found it much easier to replace the card than remove the battery cable.

 

I think it is still good practice to remove the cable.  However, I did not and the upgraded card works fine.

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

2014-07-21, 19:00 PM

I love these reports... people please keep them coming.... I too read from newegg, the youtube comments (about no voltage) and early on this thread that they replaced the card without removing the battery. But if we can get many people to confirm this, it would be awesome.... Maybe we can make this from Easy to Super Easy fix.... The battery seems to be everyone's issue.

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

2014-07-21, 19:59 PM

Have you read any reports from people that screwed up their Y2P doing this upgrade?  I do not recall seeing any.

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

2014-07-21, 20:09 PM
I only read one post where their card did not work and upon reinstalling the old card, things still did not work.
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro WiFi Replacement Cards????

2014-07-21, 21:13 PM

The M.2 connecter does appear to be delicate.  It is only rated to endure up to 60 mating cycles.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2#Form_factors_and_keying

 

 

 

 

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