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Wireless Card Going Bad?


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XpL0d3r

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z580

Windows 8.1 x64

Intel Centrino N-2200

Netgear N600 Router

 

Issue is that the wireless connection comes and goes. I'm no more than 7 feet from my router. No other devices on the network have any issues at all, including 2 other laptops, a desktop, and Mac Mini all also connectiong via WiFi. Xbox One and a media server are wired.

 

When this happens, I can sometimes ping the router.. see screenshot:

 

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Driver is of the latest version from Intel's website. Same with the BIOS from Lenovo's site. I can really only replace this card with one of the same because of a stupid whitelist of the wireless cards in the BIOS (dumb). I've tried toggling the "turn this device off to save power" checkbox on and off, no help there.

 

If I have to replace the card I will, just getting other opinions. FWIW, I upgraded to an SSD and completely reinstalled Windows, but no change to the behavior of the wireless card.

 

Thanks


Edited by XpL0d3r, 21 July 2015 - 06:50 PM.

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Can't you use a USB WIFI adapter?   This is what I use on my Lenovo:   Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter

 

   
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Hello RKinner,

 

As i did not note this question, i answered to the same question posted by the same person here.

 

Please close that thread i answered or delete that.... As it creates confusion with multiple threads..

 

Thanks and Regards


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Can't you use a USB WIFI adapter?   This is what I use on my Lenovo:   Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter

 

   

 

 

I mean, I could, but that doesn't answer my original question on whether this card is faulty or not, and if so, what causes this to happen?

 

I will look into wifi adapter cards in the mean time.

 

EDIT: Went ahead and purchased this:

http://www.amazon.co...i_detailpages00

 

Great reviews, and I rather have 300Mb since I do a lot of transferring to our local media server.


Edited by XpL0d3r, 03 August 2015 - 09:25 AM.

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Update: New wifi adapter in, [bleep] internal card disabled. Wifi is much faster than it's ever been on this machine. Satisfied - even if I need a little adapter in there.


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Update is appreciated!  :thumbsup:


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