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ankit_iitg
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Registered: ‎10-05-2014
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x240 wifi issues

I have often noticed that this laptop (win8) faces issues trying to connect with wifi when other cheaper devices (older laptops, phones) have no such difficulty. Generally this happens in cafes so the issue is bearable but of late I have started facing it in my home (netgear router). Considering how expensive this laptop is I find it absolutely unacceptable that its performance should be so pedestrian. Let me explain the issue. Laptop can't connect with home network when every other device I have connects to it. Specifically, it displays that ridiculous yellow exclamation mark which essentially means "I am going to throw a massive tantrum because I am a rich spoiled brat." Troubleshooting it comes up with the generic sounding error "Wi/Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration". Tried several solutions given online but none works. Have also updated the driver to the Intel one given on Lenoveo's site but doesn't help. The network adapter is N-7260 which, I am led to believe from the forums here at Lenovo, is an absolute POS? Anyway, I'd really appreciate any help here, short of which I will be forced never to consider a Lenovo again (I've had several before.)

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Re: x240 wifi issues

Hi Ankit_iitg,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

 

As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with Wifi on your ThinkPad X240.

 

  • Please let us know is the issue persists only in your home network or it is occurring with all Wifi network?
  • If this you are facing only in your home network, then I suggest you to check with updating the Netgear router Firmware.
  • Also check with disabling any antivirus which is having firewall in it. Please let us know the status.

Hope to hear back soon!

 

Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar



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ankit_iitg
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Re: x240 wifi issues

Thanks Hemanth,

I face connectivity issues at a few places but not all places. A few cafes
and now my home. I should say that at these places all of my other devices
connect to the wifi perfectly well which makes me think that it is probably
not an issue with the router. Still, I'll try what you have suggested.

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Re: x240 wifi issues

Hi Ankit_iitg,

 

Thank you for the reply!

 

Please uninstall the Intel Wifi driver from Control panel – Program & feature option, and then go to Intel Driver update utility Wireless link and check for the latest driver from that.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar



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Re: x240 wifi issues

In addition to that, you can also create a batch file with the following content:

Name of the file: wifi-fix.bat

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

And execute it as administrator when having problems connecting to WiFi networks. Sometimes it helps.

Warm regards,
Jonas Hendrickx

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