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10-26-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 18:19 PM

Sounds to me like the sales guy that started this rumor is completely full of BS.

 

Since when has any sales guy known more than the tech reps?

 

No to mention the plug is proprietary... they can't just swap in an Intel card. This must be a complete BS rumor. Sorry to dissapoint.

 

That, and it's not just the card that's the problem, it's the short 3 inch antenna cables covered up by the battery and only in the palm rest, not extending through the LCD. Trust me, I've taken mine apart and seen it with my own eyes.

 

Link to picture

 

That said, there's still a 50/50 chance you'll get a good working Realtek wifi model. Not all units are bad.

 

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04-05-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 18:25 PM

It's hard to belive that Lenovo would release a product this hyped with this type of poor WiFi performance.

 

If the hardware used is poor, why would some machines work fine and other not?

 

I would tend to blame the wireless routers, specially old models for the issues.

 

Mine is a new Linksys, so I'll wait and see.

 

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03-02-2013

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 18:32 PM

We can't start blaming old routers here.  I had an Asus UX31a just before getting this POS and it worked perfect with all 3 routers I have.  Old and new. 

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08-03-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 18:39 PM

_Anthony:  Thank you for choosing Lenovo sales chat.  I’m Anthony, your sales chat representative.  My rep id is ######### .  What can I do for you today?

stu:  Hi anthony
_Anthony:  hey there
stu:  I'm looking at the yoga 13 and notice they now have a new cpu in them since I last looked
stu:  I was wondering if they still come with the same realtek WiFi card or if it had been changed?
_Anthony:  what yoga part # are you looking at?
stu:  Its the base i5 model
_Anthony:  and what is the price?
stu:  59366358
stu:  $1049 after discount
_Anthony:  let me check
stu:  Thanks
_Anthony:  the wifi card in the two models will be the same, so it has not been transitioned
stu:  Ah ok. People on the forums suggested it was now an Intel WiFi card
stu:  Is that the same for all yoga 13 models?
stu:  hello?
 
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08-03-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 18:45 PM

wrote:

I just spoke with Lenova technical support and they say they have not changed the WiFi hardware from RealTech to Intel.

 

Mine is on order, I'm now wondering if I should cancel.


 

 

I would definitely cancel it. The WiFi is not the only issue with the yoga 13 and I can tell you with good authority that they know about all the issues and are ignoring them.

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 18:47 PM

I chatted with Anthony as well and he didn't have clue.

I'm waiting for my original sales rep to get back to me and I'll ask again.

 

I doubt the hardware has changed though.

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 18:48 PM

I concur!!!  Look elsewhere for a touchscreen laptop.

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 18:49 PM

It would require a more thorough redesign to change. The realtek is actually connected over internal usb and not mini pcie.

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 19:03 PM

Cancelled order.

 

I don't have the time or inclination to deal with the potential haasle

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2013-04-05, 19:05 PM

A previous parallel thread may be referred to through the following link for further information / discussion. 

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-IdeaTab-Slate-Tablets/Yoga-13-wifi-is-extremely-poor/td-p/960163

 

The thread has been locked to avoid duplications and keep further discussion in this thread.

Andy  

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