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12-31-2012

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X230T WiFi unusable in tablet mode

2012-12-31, 22:04 PM

I've seen some other postings about this but haven't found a solution anywhere.  I have a new X230T with Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 Wireless card and the 2x2 antenna display with webcam.  WiFi works great in laptop mode but as soon as I fold the screen down into tablet mode the wifi signal cuts out.  I can sometimes get it to reconnect but it will drop packets like crazy and is unable to load any web pages.  This behavior happens in both Win 7 & 8.  Pretty sure this is a design flaw or physical defect.  Anyone else having this problem and found a solution?

 

As is it makes the internet completely unusable in tablet mode which is a deal breaker.  This combined with the crappy touchpad is making me strongly consider returning this and getting a Fujitsu which is a shame since I really like the other aspect of the laptop.

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12-11-2012

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Re: X230T WiFi unusable in tablet mode

2013-01-01, 16:06 PM

Hey there mgrharry,

 

I have found some useful information over on this thread: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Tablet-ThinkPad-Laptops/X230t-Wireless-Issues/td-p/779321. I was uncertain if you had read over it, as you mentioned that you had viewed a few threads before posting. 

 

achim19890 notes "There is also the requirement of the WPA2 security to use the full speed of a wireless n connection (This seems to be specified in the IEEE 802.11n), so make sure you are using this kind of security with your connection to your router." So this may be worthwhile to check on.

 

Additionally, if you will make sure that you Wireless Adapter's driver is up to date. Hopefully this provides some insight and can perhaps alleviate the issues you are having in tablet mode.



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Re: X230T WiFi unusable in tablet mode

2013-01-06, 20:50 PM

I did try the suggestion to disable N wireless but this makes no difference.  WiFi reception is still terrible and unable to load web pages in tablet mode.  Any real suggestions?

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01-08-2013

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Re: X230T WiFi unusable in tablet mode

2013-01-08, 6:09 AM

I'm having a related issue - recently did a fresh install of Win8, and wifi now fails all the time (at home at least; haven't tested it enough at school yet).  tablet/laptop mode doesn't matter.  Can only get it back by disabling/re-enabling the adapter.  I've got the same 2x2 6205 card.

 

Just disabled wireless N; we'll see if that helps.

 

I imagine Lenovo would be good about replacing the wireless card, if it comes to that, though I'd really rather not be without the laptop for that long - kind of need it for notes & homework.

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01-31-2013

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Re: X230T WiFi unusable in tablet mode

2013-01-31, 21:22 PM

I'm also having this problem!  The laptop is great except for this very annoying issue.  How do I go about disabling wireless N or windows ability to disable wifi to save power?   

 

I really don't want to call customer service or have to send this back. :(

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12-31-2012

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Re: X230T WiFi unusable in tablet mode

2013-01-31, 21:38 PM

Go into Device Manager, network adapters, select the wifi adapter, right click go to properties, you can find the setting there.

 

i doubt it will help though.

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11-20-2013

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Re: X230T WiFi unusable in tablet mode

2013-11-20, 19:18 PM

Hi there, 

ive got the same problem with the same model-type.

 

Did you fix the problem ? 

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