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Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-02, 3:23 AM

Hi,

 

Twi days ago I bought a ThinkPad Edge S430, the wireless wifi connection is so slow and ramdonly lost conection.

 

I have made a speed test with my previous machine a the new one in the same wifi networw and the connection is so slow in my new one.

 

I have put also in the power management setting optimal performance like I read could be a issue about this but the problem is still happening.

 

The machine has windows 8. 

 

Any advice, do you know which one could be the issue?

 

Best Regards.

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-02, 22:34 PM

Hi, juancevi

 

Is there an Intel wireless card in your S430? If so, then I would recommend checking out  Control Panel ► Programs and Features. Here you can uninstall certain programs from your computer. One that you may find is called the Intel Management Engine. If available, I would recommend uninstalling it. This program has caused issues for me in the past and removing it has helped my WLAN be more stable, so it may help you as well.

 

Best of luck. Let me know how it goes,

Adam 

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-11, 10:41 AM

Hi, I have uninstalled that but is working slow like always, any thoughts ?

 

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-11, 19:30 PM

Hi again, juancevi

 

If the issue is still occurring, then I would recommend downloading and installing the latest wireless driver for your system, which can be found here. It could also be of use to make sure that all your other drivers and your BIOS are up to date to make sure that the system is running in an optimal state. All of these drivers can be found here.

 

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-12, 14:11 PM

 

Hi Gamloi7,

 

I have installed the latest wireless driver but still slow.

 

Depends how far away I am from the router is more slow, but doing the test with another computer , my new one S430 is always slow. 

 

Is using this adapter 2x2 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter.

 

Any thoughts do you think is a driver problem or a problem in the card  ?

 

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-12, 19:38 PM

Hi, juancevi

 

What is the operating system in the older machine that has the faster wireless speed? Also, can you navigate to Device Manager on the older machine and determine what wireless card is in this machine? This information can be found under Network Adapters.

 

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-14, 8:09 AM
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windows 7, Broadcom 4313 802 11b /g /n .

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-16, 20:06 PM

Hi again, juancevi

 

Could you please post the machine type and model of the S430? You should be able to find this information on the underside of the machine in the format (XXXX-XXX). Also, could you please post the brand and type of the older machine?

 

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-17, 12:31 PM

Hi Gaimloit7,

 

Type 3364-CTO S/N xxxxxxx 13/05

 

Lenovo ThinkPad S430

Compliance ID: TP00036A

 

Machine Type-Model: 3364-CTO

 

The older machine is a HP netbook running windows 7starter. Also I have checked with a brand new machine of one friend and also get better conecction that my brand new Lenovo.

 

Thanks for your help. 

 

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Re: Slow wifi connection ThinkPad Edge S430

2013-06-17, 18:07 PM

Well, I can't give you my congratulation.s

 

I have E430 with Broadcom 4313 wifi card.

 

I have issues with this card:

 

1. Maximal speed is 72mbit (theoretical!). In reality, 24-32 mbit (3-4 mbytes pers second).

 

There is no way to make it work at 150 mbit. I've tried everything.

 

2. One time in three boot (33% probability) it won't work. I see wireless networks, but I can't connect to them.

 

Remember: DO NOT REBOOT in case of not working (it won't help). You have to turn off your notebook and then to start it.

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