03-18-2017 04:29 PM
I have reinstalled latest wifi router from the lenovo website and also unchecked the option for windows to manage power to wifi card in device manager but that did not help. Any thoughts?
03-18-2017 06:34 PM
Assuming that if you move closer to the router you connect fine, I would not concern yourself with power settings much since they do not affect range (the adapter is either on, or off), but turning of the power mamagement is not a bad idea.
Look closer at your router's placement, the frequency (5Ghz or 2.4Ghz) at which you are connecting (2.4Ghz has a longer range than 5Ghz, but is not as fast) and if possible configure your Yoga's WiFi Adapter to connect only at 2.4 Ghz if that is an option. Also try disabling your Yoga's BlueTooth adapter in Device Manager when you do not need it, because BT also uses the 2.4Ghz frequency and can interfere with WiFi if it is also running at 2.4 Ghz.
Also try disconnecting any USB 3.0 hubs you might have, and see if that makes a difference, since some are known to interfere with WiFi.
The WiFi cards settings can be found in Device Manager by right clicking on the WiFi Adapter, selecting Properties and then checking the settings under the Advanced Tab.
03-18-2017 08:25 PM
hugeL thanks, that bought the wifi to full speed! I still have a problem where about 30 seconds later it just disconnects for no reason, but at least setting wifi in win10 to max power in battery mode did something I could not do before and that is get max speed in the next room.
03-19-2017 12:22 AM - edited 03-19-2017 12:24 AM
1. Uncheck the box as shown on the picture.
2. Open command prompt and type "ipconfig/flushdns" (do not type the quotation marks), then press Enter,
3.Restart the device.
Hope it helps.
03-19-2017 03:06 PM
Here are some methods to solve your problem suggested by Lenovo.
Are you sure your wireless adapter is intact?
03-23-2017 03:18 PM - edited 03-23-2017 03:19 PM
Thanks everyone, by disabling the option for windows 10 to manage wifi power and by disabling bluetooth and restarting windows 10 a few times, all is well. I appreciate everyones help. I do have a question though!!! After getting wifi working at full speed and not disconnecting anymore, by doing these tweaks, my boot times have increased from 8 seconds to 15 seconds. Is there anyway I can bring it back to 8 seconds?
I'm not sure why unchecking the box to let windows manage wifi power and disabling bluetooth why that would have an affect on boot times increasing 50% but it does.