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W530 WiFi not working after wake-up on Windows 8.1 64-bit

2014-03-01, 11:18 AM

Hi,

 

I have W530 that I bought in 2013, I have Windows 8.1 installed.

 

When I wake up my computer from sleep, by operning the lid, the WiFi status shows as active, Internet as available -- I get the icon with 5 bars. Unfortunatley, when I try to access anything on the web or ping, I get information about unknown hosts or network not being reachable. 

 

When I reboot, everything is okay. This is not a wi-fi problem, as I checked with my phone in the same time and the internet worked. 

 

I noticed this happens when I move my laptop from one workplace to another or from work to home. 

 

Do you have any ideas how could I debug this problem? 

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Re: W530 WiFi not working after wake-up on Windows 8.1 64-bit

2014-03-01, 20:55 PM
My w520 had the same problem until I replaced the wifi card.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W520-and-Intel-7260-802-11ac-card/td-p/1200792
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Re: W530 WiFi not working after wake-up on Windows 8.1 64-bit

2014-03-03, 7:05 AM

Hi JazJon, thank you for your reply,

 

so from what I read here http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/5866-LENOVO-(IBM)-Bioses-especially-Thinkpad/page675?p=879175&posted=1#post879175 , I understand, that what you did was you replaced WiFi card AND installed a custom, patched bios to fix this issue?

 

This sounds pretty radical. Are you completly sure this is the only option? Maybe there's a buggy driver settings somewhere? 

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Re: W530 WiFi not working after wake-up on Windows 8.1 64-bit

2014-03-03, 7:28 AM

Correct everything works great, WiFi has never been faster and stable.  I can resume from a suspend and Windows 8.1 wakes up and connects to the internet immedately.  

 

Bluetooth works great even with the device manager "!" shown from the older bluetooth.   I assumed the old bluetooth was part of the old mini pci card.  (I guess not) 

 

It was suggested I remove the old bluetooth daughter card.   I'll need to figure out where that is exactly.   I might just leave it alone if it's too hard to get to but need to find out.

 

And no the special firmware while not easy to flash is totally safe.  They just stripped out the whitelist.   I'd be happy to  help anyone via teamview that needs help updating if they are not good with dos commands. 

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Re: W530 WiFi not working after wake-up on Windows 8.1 64-bit

2014-03-03, 7:29 AM

I forgot to add, skip down to my "EDIT 5:" everything before that was the result of not reading the instructions close enough. 

 

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/5866-LENOVO-(IBM)-Bioses-especially-Thinkpad/page675?p=879175&posted=1#post879175

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