12-21-2018 02:03 AM
I recently got myself my first thinkpad, a t480! I love the machine so far and i didnt not have any issues until the last few days!
All out of a sudden my wifi is completely unusable and im becoming desperate since i have tried out various attempts to fix it, but none worked!
What happens, is that the wifi just keeps disconnecting permanently. It keeps the connection for maybe 1 or 2 minutes, then disconnects and after a few seconds, reconnects to the wifi again! It is literally unusable like that and i cant return the laptop to the manufacturer since im using it for my university and have a lot of important programms and data on it, i need it daily.
Here is a small list of what i have tried so far:
-reinstalled the drivers for the device
-optimize the power settings
-forbid windows to turn off the device to safe power
-tried various drivers
I could not come up with more solution attempts to that issue. Right now i am even thinking about just buying a new WiFi card for the Laptop (is it swapable in a t480? or is it integrated?)
If you need further information to help investigate the issue please let me know!!!
I hope there is another way to resolve that issue!
Looking forwards to your help
12-21-2018 02:30 AM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
12-21-2018 05:47 AM
You might check here for a newer version of the driver:
I have found that the right-click from device manager is sometimes not up to date ...
(an example being the WiFi driver on a Lenovo Ideapad just earlier this morning .... ;-/
01-13-2019 07:57 AM
I was having similar issue but mine I would be able to connect but every like 20 minutes or so it shows that im connected to wifi but nothing would load up. I went to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections and I realised I have vEthernet enabled too ( cuz I enabled Hyper-V ) and I was getting 2 connections one was Ethernet and the other was WiFi, I disabled the vEthernet and it seem to solve the problem.
if you have such similar thing, i'll keep on digging for solutions and i'll update you.