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10-08-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-27, 22:31 PM

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I'm having this same issue as well.  The connection is terrible.  When I to speakeasy.net to test my internet, I'm constantly getting sub 5Mbps and my other HP laptop sitting right next to my Yoga gets +20Mbps.  This is a huge problem as I can't even remote desktop into my work environment.  I am running with the power cord, so this is not a power management issue at the moment.  I have the Yoga 13 that was bought the day it came out from Best Buy.


Even if you use ac with power cord, you can still choose between "maximum performance " and 'balanced".

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-27, 22:53 PM

I don't have a Yoga yet. But I have lot of experience with WIFI.

 

Try a different channel in the router. It can work miracles.

 

Also you can try backing off on some advanced modes (like dual channel mode, 5Ghz mode etc.).

 

Some devices try to use the advanced modes but then fail for what ever reason (interference) and bounce in and out of advanced modes and it runs like crap.

 

Like on one android phone I have if I limit it to 2.5Ghz it runs great, if I let it run Auto (which includes 5Ghz) it runs awful.

 

Sometimes you can limit teh advanced features in the client sometimes you have to do in the router which will limit all devices (that could potentially use it correctly). Like I had to shut dual channel mode off in my router.

 

It could be the Yoga has a fatal flaw/bug but I've seen this way too often lately to rule out a work around.

 

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11-26-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-28, 1:42 AM

I tried the power settings, but no improvement. Double checked it against my wife's laptop and she's getting 150Mbps still. I'm sitting at 45Mbps.
I don't see to have any other issues with other wireless devices in the house and per my previous post, I have tried to switch routers (Netgear to Linksys).

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-28, 3:09 AM

I'm using maximum performance while plugged in, still having issues.

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11-28-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-28, 13:17 PM

Hey everyone.  I really want to purchase this product for my girlfriend because I have been asigned the task of replacing her acient laptop.  But the Wifi issues is something I cannot get past.  Has the situation gotten any better for anyone? 

 

She lives in an average sized town house and will be using it in different rooms and on a 2nd floor.  She is a big fan of streaming Netflix and we Skype a lot.  Is the situation as bad as I keep reading about?  Enough to where I should aviod the product?

 

Thanks a lot for any feed back at all

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10-20-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-28, 13:50 PM

I haven't had any wifi issues but if you do you could always boost your girlfriends wifi signal using something like this or this. I got them for my Mom and they work really well.

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-28, 17:03 PM

I think it's very important to note, it's NOT a router issue!!!  I have the yoga sitting side by side with my HP laptop, both using Wireless-N to my router.  The Yoga's wireless speed bounces all over the place and is extremely sporadic.  Testing it on websites like speakeasy.net, the connection goes anywhere from 10Mbps to 0.71Mbps within minutes.  My HP laptop consistently gets 20-25 and sometimes 30 Mbps.  It is DEFINITELY NOT A ROUTER ISSUE, it's a flaw in the Yoga. 

 

Looking at other sites, it looks like it's a widespread Lenovo issue that I REALLY WISH i was aware of before purchase.  Last night my internet was completely useless.  I could barely browse the net, and I was only about 15 feet from the router.  Take a look at the following article about the other models: http://ultrabooknews.com/2012/08/08/lenovo-ideapad-u310u410-wifi-issues/.  I will be calling Lenovo in a few minutes to see what is being done.  This is definitely a deal breaker, especially since Windows 8 is so centered around the web.

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11-26-2012

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-28, 20:41 PM

gryphon99  is your HP laptop running Windows 8? I'm just curious. My wife's Lenovo is running Windows 7 and is rock solid at 150Mbps (unless I start walking really far away).

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-28, 21:45 PM

Thanks for the help.  I will def look into that.  It seems more of a band-aid instead of a fix though.  Im still in a lot of inner turmoil over this.....to buy or not to buy...

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Re: yoga 13 wifi issues

2012-11-28, 21:46 PM

Is your wifes Lonovo a Yoga 13?

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