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Can't solve connection problems with Wifi card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205)

2013-06-05, 4:03 AM

The Wifi card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205) on my X220 has been giving me so much trouble, I am about to give up on it and buy another laptop.

 

In general the connection to any Wifi hotspot in any kind of location is pretty unreliable. It seems like it's connected for periods of time.

 

And several times a day, sometimes several times per hour, I have to go into the Intel Wifi connection utility and click on 'Repair' in order to force the card to renew the IP address. This resets the connection and makes it work for a while again until I have to do it over.

 

Over the last weeks I have tried all I could think of. I have uninstalled the drivers, installed the latest drivers from the Lenovo website, then tried the ones from the Intel website. Those are a little more reliable but the problem persists.

 

If the card/drivers can't be fixed, is there a chance to get Wifi to work again if I buy another Wifi card and install it? Which card should I try? Can it be installed without sending it to Lenovo?

 

Any help or ideas is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

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Re: Can't solve connection problems with Wifi card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205)

2013-06-05, 10:31 AM

Hello,

 

Perhaps the operating system is incorrectly powering down or shifting the wireless adapter to a low power state in order to improve run time while on battery?

 

Try going into the Device Manager (filename: DEVMGMT.MSC), locate the wireless adapter under the Network Adapters tree, view its Properties, and on the Power Management tab, disable (un-check) the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option.

 

Please let us know if that makes any difference (or not).

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



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Re: Can't solve connection problems with Wifi card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205)

2013-06-05, 10:40 AM

Thank you, Aryeh!

 

Now I disabled this function as you described it. 

 

Will let you know tomorrow if this helped. 

 

Marco

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Re: Can't solve connection problems with Wifi card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205)

2013-06-07, 0:03 AM

Aryeh, The problem is solved. Thank you so much.

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