08-27-2013 07:29 AM
After a slight fiasco with Lenovo sending me a DOA laptop, I've been quite happy with my X1 Carbon, but the issues I'm having with my wireless are getting tiresome. The problem is I can't narrow it down to a driver issue or a Windows 8 issue. Hopefully you all can lend a hand. There are two issues:
1) When connecting to an unsecurred network in a hotel or airport (i.e. where they have a browser based authentication) the X1 won't make the connection unless I reboot the machine. Once rebooted I have no problem. Flipping 'airplane mode' on and off doesn't work.
2) The machine is randomly deciding to connect to unseccured networks. These are not networks I have connected to before nor are the SSIDs remembered names. It is doing this even if a network I have saved is in range and a stronger signal.
08-27-2013 11:14 AM
What version of wireless card do you have, and have you installed the latest version of the driver from our support site? I note that you specify unsecurred networks ... when connecting to secured networks at home or office, are the symptoms the same?
Regarding switching to another network... is there a setting for roaming agressiveness?
08-27-2013 11:32 AM
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
This is the most recent file available from Lenovo through the Update Center, but Intel does have a newer driver from 8/7/2013 (Version 16.1.1) which I'm going to download and give a shot now. I'll update later today.
08-28-2013 08:35 AM
Unfortuneatly that didn't really make the problem any better nor different. When I open my laptop, it still wants to connect to any unsaved unprotected network over my prefered and saved protected networks. Further, if I manually select my network and click connect, it has a limited connection (i.e. no internet) for the first few minutes. A command line ping of 192.168.1.1 yields a strange result that I've never seen before, that my local IP (192.168.1.122) cannot resolve the host. Mind you, this cannot be a router problem because it's happening on different routers and configurations.
I lowered the 'Roaming Aggressiveness' but that didn't really help at all either.
The only "solution" right now is not to use the internet for the first 5 minutes after the computer is in Standby, but frankly, that's just rediculous.
09-03-2013 08:33 PM
I tried that 16.1.1 Intel Driver and my PC starting Blue Screening like crazy.
I had to do a System Restore to Get it Back.
Be really careful with that driver.
I chose the x64 Windows 8 (Driver Only). Then I tried the full kit.
I've been running 220.127.116.11 mostly ok. Flakes out on one router sometimes which is annoying.
03-13-2014 05:33 AM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
10-12-2014 07:04 PM
Has anyone found a solution to this issue? (if so can you clearly explain how to resove it, please)
I recently assisted a user to purchase a Thinkpad Carbon X1 and after traveling around the USA, they reported experiencing many times with it would not connect to WiFI correctly, while their iPad worked all the time.
Personally I believe it is a Windows 8.1 issue as I have yet to see bluetooth and WiFi work reliably in Windows 8.1, and WiFi is problematic in general.
The user has also expressed issues with using the trackpad in that on occasions it registers clicks while he is moving his finger across the touch pad.
10-12-2014 11:47 PM
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