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panelpe
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Registered: ‎11-07-2012
Location: Ct
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Message 1 of 938

yoga 13 wifi issues

I just recieved my yoga a few days ago and am having trouble with wifi connectivity.  If i am sitting on top of my router the yoga works well and fast however just one room away with the machine on my lap and i am unable to connect at all.  The laptop recognizes my network but is unable to open simple web pages or email.  

 

I contacted lenovo who told me it was an issue with the microsoft updates and we restored to factory settings and turned off autmomatic microsoft updates but am still having the issue.

 

Otherwise the yoga works very well but will have to return if i am unable to travel outside of 10 feet of my router without losing internet.  Wondering if anyone has any reccomendations or dealing with similar issues.  Thanks for the help

Former Employee
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Registered: ‎10-30-2012
Location: CN
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Message 2 of 938

Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

Holding the power button for a fully reset, have you tried another wifi router?
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How to get BIOS version: Windows key + R --> cmd --> wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
panelpe
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Registered: ‎11-07-2012
Location: Ct
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Message 3 of 938

Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

i don't think this is a router issue as we have 2 other macbooks in the house which do not have internet connectivity issues when used side by side with the yoga

Former Employee
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Registered: ‎10-30-2012
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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

Update WIFI driver to the latest one from www.lenovo.com, you could have a return if still have problem

 

Admin Edit: 2/13/14

 

Since the time of the original release of an updated driver to improve performance, there have been a number of additional updates, including new drivers to support Windows 8.1.   Please use Lenovo's recommended drivers.

We have also included several tips in a related article.

 

Here is the Link for the Windows 8 wifi & bluetooth Yoga 13 driver

 

Here is the Link for the Windows 8.1 wifi and bluetooth Yoga 13 driver.

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How to get BIOS version: Windows key + R --> cmd --> wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
laughfactory
Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎11-07-2012
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Views: 65,095
Message 5 of 938

Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

I've noticed weak WIFI performance from my Yoga as well. It's not that it can't connect to the router it's just that it gets "less bars" and it has much reduced speed over my android phone, android tablet, and Lenovo V570 laptop. It seems they need a better driver (?) for the Yoga...
guinaude
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-15-2012
Views: 65,065
Message 6 of 938

Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

Hi there,

 

I had a similar issue with another laptop (Asus Zenbook UX32VD) with my wifi installation. I solved it by restricting the wifi use to wifi G instead of wifi N (in the wifi card parameters). Although the bandwidth is smaller, the wifi was then working perfectly.

 

Have you tried this solution ?

 

Samuel

bmoura
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Registered: ‎10-29-2012
Location: Redwood City, CA
Views: 65,001
Message 7 of 938

Re: yoga 13 wifi issues


@Andy1990zx wrote:
Update WIFI driver to the latest one from www.lenovo.com, you could have a return if still have problem.

Is the updated driver the one dated 10/23/2012 on the lenovo web site at http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031976

 

Or are you referring to another, more recent driver for the Yoga 13 ?

 

diecast17
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Registered: ‎11-16-2012
Location: USA
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Message 8 of 938

Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

Is anyone else having WiFi issues?

My router is a Netgear WNDR3700 with updated firmware.

Download and upload speeds are really poor.
mikey94025
802.11n
Posts: 105
Registered: ‎10-31-2012
Location: San Francisco
Views: 64,866
Message 9 of 938

Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

I am using my Yoga with the Netgear WNDR3700 (fw V1.0.16.98-dnsNA) and it's working great.  The displayed # of bars in the taskbar may sometimes not display the max but the wireless speed is great -- I just measured 17 Mbps download via speedtest.comcast.net with 4 out of 5 bars.

 

I set the 2.4Ghz Wireless Mode to "Up to 130 Mbps", not "Up to 300 Mbps" (I didn't want to bond two channels as 6 is very busy near my house).  I'm using WPA2-PSK [AES] and Channel 11 (inSSIDer shows Channels 11 is clearest vs. 6 and 1).  Good luck, optimizing wireless speeds is a pain.

 

 

diecast17
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Registered: ‎11-16-2012
Location: USA
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Message 10 of 938

Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

my firmware version is V1.0.7.98NA

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