05-28-2014 07:01 AM - edited 05-28-2014 08:07 AM
My company recently purchased a Lenovo W540 (Intel i7-4700MQ @ 2.4 Ghz, 16 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit) for me to use when I am working remote. I have to say that this thing has been an albatross from day one. While it generally performs poorly, the wifi is the worst I have ever experienced. The W540 can only hit a fraction of the network speeds of my 4-year-old Dell Latitude E6400 (1.1 Mbps compared to 2.7 Mpbs on average). The connectivity is very unreliable and I am constantly losing my VPN and VoIP connections.
I have updated all of the drivers available from Lenovo and Intel as well as removed most of the bloatware pre-installed from Lenovo. Prior to doing so I could only manage .6 Mbps on a good day - using my tethered 3G phone was faster and more reliable.
I have contacted support twice to gain assistance. Their best offer was to have me drive an hour to the nearest service center for support.
I am at my wit's end and would appreciate any assistance you can offer before I send this back to Lenovo along with a jar of vasaline.
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05-28-2014 08:02 AM - edited 05-28-2014 08:03 AM
05-28-2014 06:38 PM
06-12-2014 11:04 PM
The 7260 is probably the absolute worst wireless network adaptor ever made - or at least the drivers are...
I have so many issues even with the lastest release. But latest release (17.10?) got performance up to a reasonable level - but no where near what my other computers can do on wireless.
But I still have issues with DHCP when changing from one AP to another AP - and speed is still sluggish at times.
06-13-2014 06:28 AM
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