11-28-2011 01:51 AM
Hi I just received my E420 today and it will only connect to my wireless network (802.11n) if I am in the same room as my router. In my bedroom I cannot even connect to the network, despite it showing up in the available networks with "excellent" reception. I have a desktop and another laptop both of which connect to the network fine in my bedroom. My other housemates also recieve full reception in my bedroom. I upgraded the network card to 2x2 a/b/g/n and I bought the top E420 (i7 processor etc). I tried booting the computer in safe mode with networking and it couln't not connect to the network. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this or will I have to return my brand new computer?
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11-29-2011 07:06 AM
07-07-2012 08:47 AM
I bought a refurb E420 and had the same issue. Here is how you fix this:
Remove the panel on the bottom of the laptop to access the HDD, RAM, and the wifi adapter will be to the left of the HDD:
One of the antenna cables on the wifi adapter should be disconnected... Simply reattach it, and this issue should be resolved.
12-05-2012 11:53 AM
Hi. Just wanted to say thanks. As you suggested, one of the wilress card's antenna wires was disconnected. One wonder's if this was done on purpose or someone just being sloppy.