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12-22-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-06, 16:57 PM

They lost out on sales through Best Buy. I expect the high return rate is why Best Buy stores stopped stocking them, shortly followed by bestbuy.com.

 

I'm surprised nobody from Lenovo has responded. I assume that they are as stumped as the rest of us (probably even more so because they don't like to monitor the forums where significant diagnosing of the problem has occured).

 

At least Best Buy is still stocking Lenovo laptops, but they have to watch out - Best Buy can quite happily get buy just selling Dell, Sony, Asus, Samsung, HP, ...

 

Don't understand why they couldn't just use the same hardware as is in the X1. Don't see any problems with that device.

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02-20-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-07, 2:10 AM

I noticed Bestbuy quit selling them; accept for refurbished ones.  They have mine back.  I returned it within 24 hours, after an hour with support and the dumbest suggestion I've heard.   Loved the design and wanted to keep it, but you expect it to work out of the box.  My Asus router is fairly new.  

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03-07-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-07, 16:11 PM

Pity the link is broken.  Not exactly a "solved" issue, is it?

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03-07-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-07, 16:13 PM

Unfortunately, the screen that comes up doesn't look like the screen shot that is posted, and I have not been able to find the screen shown.  It has been a few months, so maybe Lenovo or Windows changed the screens that come up.  But, basically, this is STILL not a fix.

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03-02-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-07, 23:00 PM

This problem is definately not a solved issue.  Lenovo really screwed us with the WIFI on this laptop and they've got a clean getaway plan: Ignore customers till they go away!  Real piece of work this Lenovo company. 

 

What makes this issue troublesome is that the Wifi card is not DOA or unfunctional, rather it's just a crappy performer.  You get more dropped signals than other wifi cards i've had in the past, lower speeds, less coverage in the area.....real crap over all!

 

Lenovo, if you can get your head out of your ***, we need an updated driver or a replacement for this realtek wifi card, you pathetic company. 

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02-21-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-08, 4:32 AM

The Microsoft retail stores in the NYC area just sent out an advert email, indicating they will be showcasing the Lenovo Yoga 13's. Ask people to go and check it out.

 

Some of us should go and test the units wifi.

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03-16-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-16, 22:46 PM

Just received my clementine Yoga 13 and have the same wireless issue.  Slow signal 5 ft from router, and intermittent connection when further away than that.

 

Everything else about the computer is awesome.  I would love to keep it, but it is worthless without a good wireless connection.  Regretfully will have to send it back.

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03-17-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-17, 21:10 PM

Just got my Yoga 13 a little over a week ago so I still have time to return it if need be. For the wifi issue I can be sitting 6 feet from my router and I don't have full signal and a few time when I put it to sleep it doesn't connect right away to the network. Is this going to get worse as time goes on? So far I like it but want to know before my time runs out to return it for another one. I got a great deal on it because for what ever reason my local best buy had these on clearance so I only paid $780 for it but since they are back on the website I could make them give me a new one.

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11-17-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-18, 1:53 AM

I am working with a contact from Lenovo on this issue, but my wireless issue is I have great speeds till my computer goes to sleep, and when I come back to my Yoga my wireless speed nver recovers.

 

I will let you know of any updates. I might be sending my laptop back to them to take a look at.

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03-19-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-03-19, 5:32 AM

I am not sure if this will help anybody else, but it helped my setup. Reception is still a complete joke (every other device has full bars everywhere in the house and this thing has 2 bars more than 10 feet from the router). However, these changes seemed to have helped with the constant disconnects...

 

  • Add 'classic shell' to get the start menu back
  • Navigate to start>settings>control panel> and then select network and sharing
  • Click on the WiFi connection, then click properties (bottom left) then configure (top right)
  • Go to advanced settings
  • Disable the 'selective suspend' setting
  • Change Wifi Config from 'Performance' to 'WiFi'
  • Change bandwidth to 20mhz

My ping is now 9 instead of 5 but at speedtest.net I now get about 35mbps even with two bars (it's a 250mbps synchronous Webpass connection and the wired desktop gets about 175mbps up and down). I am using a $50 TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND router with an older version of DD-WRT installed (the new version does not support N band with this router so I would recommend keeping stock firmware with this router model).

 

I have only had an hour of success with these changes, but it was dropping every 5 minutes before the changes and I have gone into sleep twice (which always killed it before) and successfully had wifi upon wake up.

 

Also, you don't have to restart the system to restore wifi (before changes). Simply open IE and click the 'diagnose connection problems' which resets the card (even if only for 4 minutes). I hope this helps somebody and I hope this change fixes this for good on my end...

 

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