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X220 Centrino 6205 WiFi disabling itself

Question: X220 Centrino 6205 WiFi disabling itself

When I use my ThinkPad X220 with Cenrino 6205 on my homenetwork it works for 5-10 minutes, then it looses connection and th adapter turns itself off (even the LED goes out). Havre tried with original Intel-drivers, Lenovo-drivers and with/without Access Connections. All other machines at home works towards the router perfectly; even the Lenovo G- and B-systems and iPad. Anyone?

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Answer: X220 Centrino 6205 WiFi disabling itself

Uncheck in the device manager on the "Energy"-tab of the WiFi card the powersave-option "Allow Windows to turn off device to save power"
On the "Advanced"-tab set powersave mode from maximum to "minimum (max. transmit power)"

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I have a DLink 655 router that connects well with other laptops in the household.  However, I cannot get my x220 to connect at speeds higher than 54mbps.  It is almost as though it is not connecting at N speeds, while my othe devices can.  I have tried updating drivers through Lenovo and Intel, but no luck.  Anybody else have this problem, and are there any solutions?  I may just be overlooking something easy.  Thanks for your help.

Answer:X220 with Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Help

Check if your router has a Channel Width selection, 20 or 40mhz. Set it to 40 and see if it improves anything.I had a similar issue with my X120e and that fixed my issue.

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Hi, According to this page http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds030245 my x220 should work with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 network card. Or I am wrang? But I got next message "1802: Unauth... bla lba... card (8068/0082/8086/1321)" I updated BIOS in my system using this: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/migr-77151 And I still get this f. message. What else should I do to upgrade in my own laptop Wi-Fi module? Thank you for strange service Lenovo. Roman

Answer:Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 is not working in x220

Hello and welcome,
 
That driver page you linked shows it covers a range of devices and laptops - but not necessarily at the same time.  Wifi card compatibility is determined by a BIOS whitelist.  The whitelist is included in the Hardware Maintenance Manual   and it does list the 6205.
 
However, a card has to be both the right model (6205) and have a Lenovo FRU number (60Y3253 in this case).
 
Does your card have a Lenovo FRU or is it a generic Intel product?
 
Z.

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Hello Serge (x220forMe, note: are you French?)
 
Your post was the closest thing from a solution I could find to my problem - only I don't know how to deal with BIOS stuff and as you said yourself I don't want to mess with the warranty (which is pretty useless so far). You say in further post that you solved your problem so maybe you can help me? I'd be so very grateful (I had a X40 forever and I already love my X220 despite its #&!!!§£"!!! wireless problem...)
 
So I have a X220 i5-2540, wireless card is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 which was the only thing not recognized on start up. I did all the updates and drivers installations I could, still wouldn't work. Then, when I started to despair, magically, it was recognized on startup (even got the little bubble info from Windows). But when I actually switched on the device, the computer shut down. When re-started, the infamous 1802 message appeared.
 
I looked up and understand the white-list issue with BIOS (current version is 8DET51WW 1.21). Only this card is genuine so that is really, really stupid. Also can't find a patche for X220 - and I fear to do something wrong.
I tried to load up default settings with the F1 start up but no effect. I don't know how to downgrade the BIOS.
 
How did you managed? Help you be really appreciated - I start to despair for real (and I need that bloody wireless for work). Thank you in advance.
 
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Answer:x220 i5-2540 & Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205. Error 1802

Hi, Ellitrym I'm sorry if I've understood your symptoms not clearly.Your words sound very strange if your wifi adapter is from the stock laptop. What are the vid/pid of your adapter? You can find this information in the device manager or in the text string with 1802 error. The vid/pid of the 6205 which are placed in the x220's white list are VEN_8086&DEV_0085. In other case your laptop has to be handled with 1802 error. Am I right now you see your wifi adapter after laptop cold starts? If the answer is "no" what is happening after reboot? Do you see wifi adapter without "?" or "!" in the device manager after the laptop cold starts and after reboot? I'll try to give you my assumptions after I'll understand what's happening now. And no, I'm not a French, I'm Russian

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Hello! I have longtime problems with this "great" wifi card on my X220. Interesting fact is, that same of the users are having neverending problems, some others are fine. I would like to ask somebody with official Intel/Lenovo wifi driver for help - could You write here the settings that you have set in device manager (network --> Intel Centrino N-6205 --> properties)? I do not know, what to set and what to leave disabled... I gave up all expediments with this card, tried many many many drivers and "working solutions", still wifi drops, takes minutes to connect after wake and so on... Thanks for all help!Skrble

Answer:WiFi Intel Centrino N-6205 - properties?

Hello,
 
I haven't had any problems with the Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 Mini-PCIe WLAN card in my X220.
 
I have only made one change to the settings, and that's to disable the power management option on it that allows Windows to put it to sleep when it's not being used.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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So ever since I got the T430s in early January, the WiFi card has been giving me trouble. It would sometimes be working fine for an entire day, then the next day when I use the laptop, it would disconnect from WiFi several times on the hour.The connectivity icon will show full bars if wireless is working and maybe 3 different icons if not (full bars with a yellow triangle, 4/5 bars, or just plain no bars with a red x). I have to either manually reset the wireless adapter using Device Manager or use the Windows wizard for Troubleshooting Network Connections in order to try and get the WiFi working again. Model: T430s 2352-CTOOS: Windows 8 Home PremiumWiFi Card: Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205Driver Version/Date: 15.5.4.45/2012-09-12 (most recent and no rollback option) I have tried the following methods mentioned on this forum but none have given me a working fix to this issue. 1. Under Properties>Power Management I have unchecked "Allow computer to turn off device to save power"2. Under Properties>Advanced I have "Transmit Power" set to Highest and "Roaming" to Lowest3. Under Power Options>Advanced Settings, I have Wireless Adapter Setting to "Maximum Performance" on both battery and plug-in and the same on PCI Express Power Management.4. I have also reinstalled the driver about a total of 5 times on separate occasions but it's only a temp fix of about several hours until the wireless acts up again. My iPhone and HP laptop can use the WiFi in ... Read more

Answer:T430s Intermittent WiFi Problem - Intel Centrino 6205

Hey there MacPod and welcome to the forums!
 
What kind of router are you using? And is the HP Windows 8 as well? If the router is produced/manufactured by Cisco, Windows 8 has been having some conflicts with some Cisco Routers. The solution for this is a firmware update for your router, which you may also want to try even if your not using a Cisco specific router.
 
Additionally, I am seeing an update for the Intel Centrino 6205 driver on 1-30-13 to version 15.5.7 that may be worth taking a look into.
 
A work around that I saw over on the Intel Site suggested to:
Device Manager > Intel Centrino 6205 adapter properties > Advanced Tab > 802.11n mode - SET TO DISABLE
 
I hope some of these suggestions will help.





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I have a Helix 1st Gen 3xxx. The OS is upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro and drivers are kept up-to-date using Lenovo System Update. The driver version for the wireless adapter is 15.14.0.2. The problem with its WIFI is that it's normal (>25Mbps down, ~60Mbps up) when I'm downstairs where the wireless router is, but becomes very slow, especially for download (2 -- 4 Mbps down, 15 -- 20 Mbps up) when I'm upstairs. All my other laptops, cell phones, tablets (including a Yoga 2 11) don't have this problem. For example, my phone gets 15-20 Mbps down / 20-25 Mbps up, so the signal isn't really bad. Is this related to where the antenna in Helix is placed or a software issue? Is there anything I can change in the device driver settings or BIOS settings to alleviate the problem? Thanks!

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I have a T430, and it came with a Realtek 8188 wifi card, that is not supported by the Operating System I use. So I bought an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, what is supposed to be supported by T430. I'm running BIOS 2.58, and after I replaced realtek by intel card, I couldn't boot anymore, BIOS insists to say that this card is an unauthorized wifi card. Any clues about what can I do to have it fixed and have a decent wifi card on my Thinkpad? Thanks!

Answer:Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 unauthorized wifi card on T430

Boot into safe mode and then install the latest ProSet driver 16.7.0





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I've found that my wireless connections are very unreliable with my w520 while everyone around me always seems to connect with no problems.  My latest fiasco has been around the hotspot feature (not rooted) on my Verizon 4G LTE Samsung Charge.  Basically, it connects, but then constantly stalls and sometimes stays stalled. I can connect with no issues to the same hotspot from my little gateway netbook and my IPad so I assume it has to be the same issues I always seem to have around the wireless wifi in my w520. Any hope for getting this to work better. I dread calling tech support because they will probably want me to reload my windows 7 as a first step.

Answer:W520 with very aggravating Wireless Wifi Card (Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205

hey pkellner,
 
have you tried uninstalling the wifi driver for your unit and let win7 install its generic driver ?
 
Also, i would like to know; how is your connection when connected with a wifi from a modem and not the Samsung hotspot?





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

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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The system board in my 2 year old ThinkPad x230 laptop was recently replaced to solve a sudden loss of power problem.  [See postings in "X230 Sudden Power Loss" thread.] Immediately after the warranty replacement of the system board, my Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WiFi adapter developed stability issues regardless of whether attempting to connect at home, at work or on the road on either band.  Now the Internet Explorer "wait" icon just spins and spins sometimes and I eventually get an error message saying that the computer cannot connect to the website.  Refreshing the browser sometimes will access the web page. I have already updated WIN 7 64-bit Pro, drivers, and the Lenovo Solution Center software.  The other computers on the home and work wifi networks (including two other Lenovos) are not experiencing the same problem. Any software ideas on how to get the wifi adapter working properly again or is another trip to the repair shop inevitable? Thanks.

Answer:Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wireless instability

How's the connection strength as reported in Windows?

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I have L530 with Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wireless built-in. The computer does not see any of the n networks I have setup (either 2.4GHz or 5GHz). When I get advanced properties on the centrino adapter, the "Wireless mode" shows only a/b/g options and not n. Is the 6205 adapter compatible with 802.11n? If yes, how can I enable it? I have the latest drivers installed thru Lenovo Thinkvantage Tools app. Thanks.













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Answer:L530 with Centrino 6205 - compatible with 5GHz 802.11n?

According to Intel, that's a dual-band "N" card.
 
See their recommendations on setup here:
 
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/sb/CS-030709.htm
 
Two questions:
 
a) What type of encryption do you have on the router?
 
b) Are other devices able to connect with the router on the "N" networks?

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Hi. I've been having issues with the latest Lenovo issued drivers for the WIFI card (Intel Advanced-N 6205) v15.05.7000.1763. I have recently installed a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro on my W530 (2438CTO) and have been experiencing slow connections to Wireless networks with the default driver that Win8 installed (14.2.1.3) and decided to install the latest ones on the driver matrix (v15.05.7000.1763) however it caused a BSOD (with a particularly unhelpful message dead5002 message code - means nothing to me). As this the only change I made for several weeks was the WIFI driver I have regressed back to the old version and have not experienced the BSOD again. Has anyone else got problems with this driver and has anyone got a solution to why I am having this long delay getting a wireless connection (regardless of the signal strength or network)? Thanks.

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I just picked up a Dell Latitude e6530 with a Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wifi Card.

My current wireless router goes up to 54 Mbps, This new card can go up to 300 Mbps.

I've done speed tests to determine upload/download speeds and found out I am: Download of 17.54 Mbps and upload of 1.20 Mbps.

My cable modem is a motorrola cable modem.

Any suggestions so i can get the most out of this new wifi card would be appreciated.

Answer:Need router suggestion for Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205?

Hmm apart from a new modem/ router there isn't anything that will make the old one faster.
If I might suggest I like TP-Link gear and here are some that might make your day.

Newegg.com - TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router - Newegg.com

The D-Link stuff I quite like too.

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Just had my new W520Very happy with it but i found 2 problems with the wireless Adapter1 - When i just opened it and was copying some stuff (Wireless Connection) from my computer it gets disconnects and reset the copying2- Other than using the computer in my work i play world of warcraft, and while doing so i found a problems where i get HUGE! lag spikeswhen i was trying to figure out the problem i just Pinged www.yahoo.com to see if my connection is responsible for my lags or not and i have found the followingI- Comparing with my desktop which is connected by cable i have Double the response timeII- Comparing with my Desktop in the packets lost, my Laptop have more packets lost than my desktop that leaded me to simply get a cable and when i did this my ping became same as my Desktop HOW COME!?does anyone have the same problem and 1 of my friends suggested that i use DPC program to check performance and every 1 min i get 2 or 3 Over 8k us  my current driver is 14.2.0.10  

Answer:W520 Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Problems

Are you using "Lenovo Access Connections"?  (I don't and I have fairly stable wi-fi connections.)





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Hi There, I am having a radio problem with the mentioned network adapter. When I ran Access conection the Radio says that it is switched off and will not power on. I have installed all sorts of different drivers at no avail. I have also removed Access Connections and also ran a Wi-Fi Quick test and the Radio Enabled test failed. The result code is WWF00F001-UIUBQD. I have checked the card cables and exhausted every possible solution on the web. I am no stuck so need specialist help! Its a Thinkpad T420 - 4236 with Windows 8. Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Thinkpad T420 Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 Issue

Access Connections is not supported under Windows 8, and that may be part of your problem!

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hi!I get the error 1802 when I try to install the wifi-card in a modell L530. Could you please let me know if this card will be supported any day soon? we need 5 GHz wifi on our notebooks!which 5 GHz card is supported? thanks in advance! KRGuenther





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Hey, I'm currently using my Lenovo laptop in a work environment, and noticed that a few months ago the wifi started acting up.  Wifi was working, but has stopped (hasn't affected me much yet).  Windows Server 2008 R2 recognizes the driver, and names the device properly.  It says there are no issues with the driver (multiple, Win7 x64 drivers).  Windows' Internet connection manager states that no connections are available, and after running its troubleshooter it recognizes there's a problem but can't fix it. I've used Lenovo drivers, Intel drivers, random drivers found associated with the HID, nothing seems to work.  At this point I'm thinking it could be hardware.  I have the original image on a different drive, so I'll be trying that tomorrow.  For now, I thought I'd post to see if anyone has any suggestions on a solution. Thanks in advance,













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Answer:X220t WLAN not working (Centrino 6205 on Server 2008 R2)

Well I fixed the issue. I tried installing my old hard drive again and found that wireless was working fine, did a couple tests to make sure there were drops in connectivity. Then I found this useful link:http://keithelder.net/2008/08/21/windows-server-2008-and-wifi/ I've never actually ran into a time where Wifi was used on one of our production servers, so I never considered it needed to be turned on. Suffice to say, the features should be double-checked before installing all updates.  Hope this helps someone else out. 

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I just swapped my old x61t with an x230t, I thought I will be a happy owner. I am not. The x230t is equipped with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wireless (2x2). The problem is whenever I browse the internet, using Opera or any other browser, the pages sometime don't fully load. It keeps me waiting and waiting and waiting forever and certain images don't even appear. On Chrome its even worse, it doesn't load pages at all. I have to refresh over and over again just to get a simple page to load. I ignored the problem up to until recently when I accidentally made a payment 5 times from the internet banking web app! because of this stupid error. The bank called me after 2 hours to ask me if I did in fact authorize 5 different payments of $203, so I ended up having halted my money for the next 7 days. I can't use my own money until the next Monday because the **bleep** thing doesn't work properly. This is not cool! Why do you make me have to ask my friends to lend me money and look so god-**bleep** miserable? But anyway, back to the problem, my router (SMCWBR14S-N2) is not the problem since my old x61t doesn't give me any hard times fulfilling a task as simple as browsing internet pages. I have made payments before with the x61t and never had any problems. Things I tried:- Set power profile to maximum performance- Disabled all PCI Express power features- Wireless Adapter power saving mode set both to "Maximum Performance"- Tried both Intel and Lenovo-s... Read more

Answer:Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wireless browsing problems, drops, lags, etc.

I want to switch over to wired LAN connection for the time being but guess what. Ridiculously enough, I don't have enough money to pay the crimping tool to drag a cable from the router to my laptop. I'm extremely upset. I just paid $2,000.00+ for a laptop incompatible with today's Internet! Outrageous 

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I have bought both T430 (Windows 8) & W530 (Windows 8 Pro) this ThanksGiving. I have seen both machines crashed when I waked them up from S3. I analyzed the crash dumps, all point to Intel wireless link driver NETwew00.sys. Repro steps:1. Leave the machine idle, let it go sleep (I did not customize the system power settings so far)2. Wake the system up3. Black screen for a while, then system restarted4. Check c:\windows\memory.dmp I live in an appartment building, lots of WIFI access points. Here is the crash dump analysis: (From T430 machine)0: kd> !analyze -v ******************************************************************************* *                                                                             * *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                  ... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 bugcheck (133) on T430 & W530 with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN

NETwew00.sys version on my system: 15.5.4.45Latest driver version from Lenovo support site: 15.5.3.43 

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My adapter used to connect at higher speeds to my router, but no longer does.  It connects at a maximum of G (54Mbps).  Even though my router (Cisco Linksys E1000 running DD-WRT) is showing an average of 216 Mbps under its wireless status, my laptop will not connect any faster than 54.  It is in close proximity to the router and shows EXCELLENT signal strength. The only thing I show as confusing is when I go into the wireless adapter properties --> Advanced --> Wireless mode, it shows #6 802.11a/b/g but does not list N.  But this adapter clearly supports N. Am I missing something here?

Answer:W520 Wireless Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Connection Speed

bump.I have connected another laptop right next to this one and it connects at speeds of 144mbps.

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Hi everyone i bought this lenovo laptop partly because i could add the more expensive Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 which supports 2.4ghz and 5ghz wireless networks i have many wireless networks in work which have 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz networks and i can only see the 2.4ghz networks i have spoke to intel and lenovo and i have not had a resolve yet original intel topic here http://communities.intel.com/thread/28762?tstart=0  i will give a brief i have updated the drivers to the latest intel drivers 15.1i have checked the bios version and i am usin 1.15 (new one released 1.16 i have not tried yet) lenovo said i need to update drivers, i havelenovo said i need to update bios - i have not because i personally feel this will make no difference besides i am away and do not have a cd to burn the bios too lenovo said if i have done the above and it stil does not work then it is a limiation of the motherboard. i said if that is the case, where does this leave me as at no point was this mentioned that a key feature to a product i bought was disabled anyone else out there have this issue? thanks   

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Hello, after clean install of my new T430s using System Update everything worked quite well, except for terrible DPC latency when loading web pages (crapping sound). Therefore I changed LAN driver to 11.10.84.0 from Lenovo (83rw15ww) and latencies went down (this driver has been recommended in some online forum). Few days later I was on WiFi and latency spiked up again, but this time all the time above 8000µs - even when idle. I started to play with devices in Device Manager and ultimately reinstalled WiFi driver to Lenovo's 15.6.1, then Intel's 15.8.0. The most recommended driver from HP I was unable to install, so no harm there  Not sure when, but somewhere since this point I don't see wireless networks any more. Driver is fine (no yellow ? or !), wireless card is fine (replaced by spare one from my "HW guy"), all drivers has been reinstalled MANY times. When I try to add WLAN manually, Win7 says "Unexpected Error". Diagnostic tool from Intel says "Wireless hardware is not bound to transport driver". In Fn+F5 I see WiFi as off and I can't turn it on (unlike Bluetooth, which works well). Windows Diagnostics says there's an issue with a driver (sorry if I don't use exact words, my Win7 is not EN). I don't see this card anywhere in "ipconfig". There's no difference in diagnostics whether the wireless switch is on or off. I read almost everything I was able to google about similar issues. I tried various drivers from both Lenovo (manual download from Lenovo... Read more

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I would love to upgrade my Centrino N-2230 to a Centrino 6235 to take advantage of dual band.  It looks like it would work, but has anybody attempted this with any luck? 

Answer:Z400 WiFi Card Replacement Centrino N-2230 to Centrino 6535

I'm 90% sure that it won't work because of the whitelist of WLAN cards, which lenovo likes to put into it's bioses. If you want to upgrade it, there are two options: either you must find a wlan card with EXACTLY THE SAME pci vendor, device and subsystem IDs or flash a modified version of bios. The first way is hard because a) it's hard to find these IDs, and b) even if you find them, the set of wlan cards is kinda restricted + it's hard to find cards matching these IDs exactly. The latter way requires you to find modified version of bios (if anyone has modded it), and then flash it, but there are some risks - it can prevent your laptop from booting and may void your warranty. So, in general, it isn't that easy, thanx lenovo for that.

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Hello, I've problems with my Thinkpad X220 since quite a long time. Is a X220-4290-H84 with a built in Intel 6205 wireless LAN card. I'm sharing data via Windows explorer between my resurrected X100e and the X220 (both Windows 7 Pro 32-Bit). The X220 has a feature called Intel myWifi, that can create a Virtual WLAN hotspot. The X100e than logs into that hotspot. The hotspot can also be created by using the Windows netsh-command via shell. The problem is the instability of that connexion, when using n-mode WLAN. Testing the connexion with the windows shell command ?ping? results in package loss in the range of 10 % (see picture below). I also get package loss (about 1 to 5 %) when using the X220 on my n-Mode access point at home.The Intel 6205 card works reliable in 802.11g-mode (54 Mbit/s).I have bought a 6205 card for my x100e as well, this has the same issues with the n-mode. This seems to be a common issue with this card:http://www.neowin.net/news/intels-wi-fi-adapters-connectivity-issues-continue I'm using the up-to-date driver from Lenovoe and I have already tried this without success:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Can-t-solve-connection-problems-with-Wifi-card... My X220 is still within the warranty. I would like to have another 300Mbit/s capable WLAN card for my X220 as it's a very important feature for me. How could I get a new card (best from another manufacturer) from Lenovo?  

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Hi there, I just received my new X220 these days and I am experiencing some strange behaviour with heavy WLAN-usage und Windows 7 x64 Professional: Crackling sound!Here is what to do to reproduce the error: First: Install latest Intel drivers for the Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WLAN Card (it is Version 14.00).Second: Install lastest Connexant Audio drivers (but issue also appeares with Windows 7 default drivers). Then make sure that the WLAN connects at full 300Mbit/s to an 802.11n WLAN (in advanced properties of the WLAN device in device manager be sure to set channel-bandwidth to "auto" and not limiting it to 20MHz). If you now copy some large files (I used a Ubuntu ISO image) over the WLAN onto your X220 and simultaniously play an audio-file, the sound is totaly messed up! Bad crackling, lagging ect.As soon as I stop the copy-operation the sound is crystal clear. If you force the WLAN to only use 20MHz channelbandwidth (and so forcing it to 150MBit/s max!) the sound is also normal during the copy operation. The error only appears in 300MBit/s-mode of the WLAN chipset. I also did a check if it may be a hard-drive problem, but I can assure that it is not: I copied the same file over the LAN interface at full gigabit speed with no sound-issues at all.So it is definetly a WLAN related issue. Could you please try it on your X220 and tell me if you too see this error?Thanks! Regards, Kai

Answer:X220: Crackling sound when heavy WLAN load with Intel 6205 @ 300MBit/s

I just tested this, no issues for me.  I was copying at about 15-20mbytes a second over wifi, and played some mp3's.  Not an issue at all!

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Good day All, I recently got my X220 4286CTO,with the following relevant specs for my question. 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, IPS, Mobile Broadband Ready, 3x3 Antenna, No CameraIntel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGNBIOS: 1.28 I have a 450mbs capable router and would like to swap the intel 6205 card for an Intel Centrion 6300 card (which was not an available choice upon customizing). My uncertaintiy is that I'm not sure if it is compatible., I have read mixed responses on many forums. I would only assume it would be as the 3x3 as per the 3x3 confiuration of the screen. I really would not want to flash BIOS with a haked version to remove a whitelist restriction.













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Answer:X220 4286CTO Centrino Ultimate 6300

adand001 wrote:
 
I recently got my X220 4286CTO....
 
.....would like to swap the intel 6205 card for an Intel Centrion 6300 card (which was not an available choice upon customizing).

 
 
I am running a 6300 WiFi card in my 4286-CTO (which was configured at purchase time), so as long as you have a Lenovo supplied 6300 card, you shouldn't have any problems.
Cheers,
 
Bill

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Hello,I am having to reinstall drivers for the 1605 centrino card to maintain connectivity. OS is w7 pro .net dev ver.I cannot do so in safe mode, so i am basically overwriting the existing drivers. At first I used sp55770 with mixed results. Then i installed sp 58782 (xp driver?).The latter worked better, but both have taken numerous reinstalls.I am trying to install wireless_18.40.0_proset64_win7 to replace an earlier ver but the nag says i need to do a manual uninstall. Of course I AM doing a manual uninstall!Anyway i digress.Can anyone guide me to the correct driver for this machine?It is x64 (8g) with an I5 and an ssd.Many thanks,fallsoffmotorcycle

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I experience the following problem with a new one week old Lenovo X220 built with Intel Advanced-N 6205: After 3-5 hours it disconnects from a wifi router and would not be able to connect to it until I reboot the router. It happened the first time on Friday, I was connected to our Verizon FIOS router and after 5 hours I lost connection and won't be able to connect for 2 hours trying every possible thing until I rebooted  the router, what I didn't have to do with countless number of other laptops/cell phones. Now X220 loses wifi connection every 3 hours and won't be able to connect until the router is restarted. All other devices in a house work perfectly fine, my roommates probably already hate me for rebooting the router. Router: Actiontec M1424WR (Verizon FIOS) Other devices which were and still are able maintain connections with this router for many hours w/o similar problem:- my old Dell Latitude E6400- my Samsung Captivate cell phoneand bunch of other HP laptops, macbooks etc. What I tried and what did not help:- rebooting X220- turning X20 off/on- installing the latest drivers for Intel 6205 card for the Intel website- installing/uninstalling Intel Wifi tools and Access Connections- restoring from a backup (not a complete factory setting restore)- setting DNS/IPs manually for IPv4 and turning off IPv6 I tried to collect some logging with netsh tracing and it only tells that the driver disconnects during acquisition.Some clue I dis... Read more

Answer:Wifi issue with X220 (intel wifi card); It stops connecting to a router after 3 hours

When it is reproducible in Win 7, went to Ubuntu Live CD and everything works there.So the problem is either inside:- router- Win 7 Intel 6205 drivers including shipped and the latest one  I don't think it is that low level though as I thought, as in Win 7 it tries to reconnect each time disconnecting during "Identifying Network" stage, and setting IP, gateway and DNS manually do not help.  UPDATE: I was able to update Verizon FIOS router to the latest firmware and switched it from WEP to WPA just in case.

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Hello everyone, I have been trying to get my wireless working on my Dell Inspiron n5110 on Windows 7 64 bit to no avail. In device manager I have the error "code 10 this device cannot start" Errors in event viewer are "The version number is incorrect for this driver." and " Could not allocate the resources necessary for operation." I have tried almost everything so far. Reinstalled drivers multiple times, with multiple versions. I have replaced the adapter even though I knew it was a software problem because the wireless works on a live boot Ubuntu and as a last resort I have reinstalled Windows and installed all the proper drivers but still nothing. Any thoughts on what I could be missing or some suggestions?

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Hi, I have an Intel wireless adaptor.  I keep getting disconnected from Wifi.  When I reconnect, it never remembers my wifi password.  I had this problem previously but upgrading to windows 8.1 last year solved it.  I have tried all of the fixes for the broadcom wireless adaptor but they don't work including updating drivers, changing b/g settings, changing "allow power manager to turn off this device" etc.  When I try to download the most up to date version of the Intel driver from your website, it tells me it is pre-installed with windows 8.  Please help.  I have spend 6 hours trying to fix this.

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Hello all, I am having issue enabling the 802.11n settings for my WiFi card that is supposed to have N grade (300 Mbps) capabilities. The card standards are 802.11b/g/n. According to Intel's white sheet for the Intel? Centrino? Wireless-N 1000, it should be able to utilize the N grade WiFi speed capabilities. However, I'm not seeing the setting available in the Advanced settings of the driver. The attached screenshot shows that there are only b & g settings available. This is most inconvenient because my internet speed was just upgraded to 105 Mbps & I'd like to at least enjoy a little. I'm not getting anything above 50 Mbps. Is anyone else having this issue?

Answer:Where Are The N WiFi Settings For Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000?

It's the same for ALL Intel WiFi products. Wireless Mode for Intel is basically using ABG, BG, AG, A, G, and B modes only. (see screenshot)



For Centrino series, there's a menu called "802.11n mode" and from there you can use it to enable or disable WiFi N

For 7260 series, it is called "HT mode" and if you disable that, the NIC will refuse to connect to N network and will operate on G or A.

FYI, there's a difference between what Windows say on the connection rate and the actual rate. The actual rate depends on RF environment, walls between the computer, antenna gain, and power management. The best actual speed you can get is around 40 - 50 % of the speed reported by Windows.

Getting an actual speed of 50 Mbps means that you're already connected to WiFi N. I might guess that the connection rate reported by Windows is probably 144 Mbps. 50 Mbps is close to the maximum actual throughput of 70 - 75 Mbps. You can change the settings on your router to "force" 40 MHz channel width on the 2.4 GHz band and then set the "802.11 Channel width for 2.4 GHz to" "Auto" to allow the adapter to use 40 MHz channel width.

If successful, this should give you 300 Mbps reported connection rate and around 130 - 180 Mbps of actual speed. Therefore, your 100+ Mbps internet speed should be covered provided that your environment has little to none RF interference and the laptop is within line of sight of the router.

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I need to upgrade my wifi card from the intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030.  I checked the manual and it says a cards i can use, but then i see that card won't work on hp.  Can someone please tell me the exact card I can use that is an upgrade from the 1030 as all that wifi card has done is give me issues.  My laptop is a hp pavilion dv7-6c60us.  The OS is windows 7 64bit.  This whitelist crap makes everything a pain in the butt!!! 

Answer:I need to replace my intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 wifi car...

Hi, Your machine was built before second half of 2014 therefore the chance to upgrade wireless card is very slim to none. There is a list on pp 6 and 7 of the following manual:           http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03099448.pdf You can use USB wireless adapter, this will cost you one USB port       http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/c/technology/networking/wireless-usb-adapters     (Note: much cheaper from other countries). Regards.

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I am trying to set up a fresh installation of Windows Server 2016 as a development machine on my T430, type 2349-H2G. Unfortunately, when trying to install the driver for the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 network adapter to enable wireless LAN, the driver set-up fails with the message: A service installation section in this INF is invalid The wireless adapter worked fine as recently as yesterday on Windows Server 2012, but I am unaware if any special steps were taken to install the driver under that OS as I "inherited" the notebook from a former colleague. Is there any advice you can give about things I could try? I already tried manually installing the drivers from both the Lenovo website (Win10) and Intel website (Win8.1 and 7), but all of them had the same issue. I am a sophisticated user and am not afraid to edit .inf files or somethign similar if necessary, but I don't know where to start. Thanks in advance for any help you might render

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hello,my sister has a ThinkPad Edge E330 with an "Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230" card for wifi.since some weeks there is a problem that every 2 seconds the wifi is disabled and and enabled again.i have already tried to roll back to an older driver, install new drivers from the intel and lenovo website. i also booted a live ubuntu from a usb stick but the was the same problem. on ubuntu i could turn the wifi with the fitting key on the keyboard off and it stayed off. but otherwise the wifi contiued to turn on and cff automaticly. so i dont think it is the key thats broken. did someone had the same issue?

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First let me say that I have updated all drivers to their latest versions (as far as I can tell), and have no other issues with my wireless connection. So here's the problem: Using Intel My Wifi, I attempt to connect my Motorola Droid phone to my computer with ICS enabled. My laptop is connected to a LAN via copper, and I am using My Wifi as a mobile hotspot. I am actually able to connect, get an IP, and transfer data on my phone via wireless. After maybe 10 seconds, I get a BSOD, showing DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. EDIT: I should also mention this happens when I use the software Connectify as well (known to be buggy, so I initially thought it might be that). Here is the output of the crash dump file: 0: kd> !analyze -v********************************************************************************                                                                             **                        Bugcheck Analysis       &nb... Read more

Answer:T410 - Centrino 6200N - Intel My Wifi - BSOD

This stuck out to me in the middle of that dump:"VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT" A Vista driver could easily work with Win7 but perhaps check and see if there is a specific Win7 version of the NETwNs64.sys driver.  If there isn't a newer version of the driver see if there is an older one you can find. That's at least a start for you, memory dumps and IRQ not less or Equal errors are always tough to diagnose.

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I just recently did a Windows update and somehow it destroyed my wifi connectivity. I have tried to do system restores back a few days prior to the update to NO avail. I have removed and re-installed or attempted to install the hardware and the software several times. I have downloaded Intel Driver Update Utility to help me install the drivers for the network adapter to no avail. I am not sure what happened but I definitely don't know how to correct this problem.

I have tried so many steps I can't even remember half of them. Most of the times that Intel has done a download, it comes back as Failed and then when I reboot laptop it says installation incomplete (or something like that).

Thanks for your assistance in advance.

Answer:intel centrino wireless-n 1000 (Unable to connect) NO wifi

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Does the Wireless Card show in the Device Manager with an exclamation mark beside it ? ...
What is the exact Model Number of your Laptop ? ...
Have you tried the Driver from the Manufacturers Website ? ...

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Hello there everyone,I am experiencing a strange problem with my y510p. I can properly connect to the internet via wifi, I have sorted out a few config problems which prevented me from connecting, but recently I am getting worried by the network card's behavior. I have recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 (I don't think that's the cause of my issue, but just in case). I noticed that my throughput was, according to Intel's PROSet Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, of about 130 mbps on wireless-n, at about 1 meter away (seriously) from the modem, which is clearly able to do high-speed 802.11n, because the model is kind of new. This modem came from the ISP with two different SSID-s active, and it's able to do 4, so I thought that I could merge the two active networks (set the same SSID and settings on both). Then I set 3 SSID-s active (all identical), then 4, then just 1, and I kept testing this way to see if I could get 270mbps. Not a chance, it stayed at 130. Eventually I found the solution. The system upgrade had set the network adapter settings back to 20mhz only, so I set it back to auto and I started to get 270mbps (intermittent speed) again. But... that didn't sort everything out. I was running an Ookla Speed Test and getting normal speeds when I noticed a slight clicking noise coming from the laptop. And it was absolutely NOT the hard disk. I could hear the hard disk making its usual sounds, and the other noise came from another side of the computer. The noise stopped wh... Read more

Answer:WiFi problem y510p (Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230...

hi M B.,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
That's indeed odd if the clicking noise is comming from the wireless card. One thing that you can try is to re-seat the wireless antenna cables (see page 42 of the hardware maintenance manual).
 
As for the hard drive, to ensure that it's not the one that's making the clicking noise, try to disable the wireless connection run a diagnostic on the drive (i.e. via HD Tune) or put a load on it (i.e. via CrystalDiskmark) and observe.
 
 
Regards

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On my new laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Z-570), I have it setup and workingfine (for about 2 months now), as dual boot between Linux and Win-7.The wifi hardware is the Intel 1000-N Centrino, which plugs into the PCI-Ebus slot. (I've had the large bottom-cover plate off and examined thecard, which has two wires, 1 white, 1 black, and is held into itsslot by a single phillips-screw. [Seems they may have put 'lock-tight'cement on the screw threads...the screw won't budge.]Here's my current dilemma: 2 days ago, while booted under Linux,rather than powering down as usual, I closed the lid, and went to bed.In the morning, when opened the lid, I realized...hmm...maybe it washibernating (if I recall correctly).So, I powered it down, and then cold-booted up. The wifi wasn't seeingany signal(s) at all. (Clearly the wifi/router was working as my wife'slaptop was connecting fine.) I brought up a cmd-prompt, su'ed, anddid 'iwlist scan', and confirmed there was a problem. Says it couldn'tscan via 'wlan0' interface, because network was down.I went into ceni, and walked thru a re-configure, and got:"...can't set wireless-flags...operation not possible, due to RF-kill"Puzzled, I rebooted, over to Win-7, and it too, could not see any wifi-signals.I double-checked the slide-switch on the front-edge-panel...it looked fine,was switched to the right-side. Sliding it left causes a front-panel-LEDto go off, sliding switch back to right, causes a front-panel-LED to come backon. (My understanding is that thi... Read more

Answer:Intel Centrino 1000 bgn wifi adapter 'broken?' (on Z570)

checked fn + f5 to activate the wireless?also, check download page for bios updates if there is any.

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Hey guys,
 
I just got the Lenovo Y500 a few months ago and it came with the Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230.
 
The WiFi on this laptop kept on disconnecting after a while of use, at first I thought it was the laptop's problem but after I got a replacement because of a depixel on my screen the problem still occurs - the WiFi is unstable sometimes and the connection just disappears. I tried this with other Wifi connections at my University and home and friend's house but it still kept on disconnecting after a while.
 
Can anyone please give me a solution to this problem? I've already downloaded and installed the latest drivers.
 
Symptoms of this problem:
1. Disconnects after a while, it shows network available but I cannot connect to them
2. Sometimes, it doesn't show any network (i.e all my WiFi connections are not visible)
3. I cannot restart my WiFi because I go into Windows 8 "Change pc settings" and it says I cannot turn off my WiFi
 
This problem is really bugging me because every time this happens I have to restart my laptop!
 
I would really appreciate your help!
 
Here's some screens of the problem:
 
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Answer:Lenovo Y500 WiFi Centrino N2230 dropping connections issue

There are many possibilities to your problem. To jumpstart, examine the settings of your wifi card (based on recommended setup) and the router's settings. They should match.

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upgrade my W700 wifi 5300 AGN to Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (FRU: 60Y3233),  doable? Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 is one of the wifi options in W701, I don't know if I can use the same wifi card in my w700.













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Answer:Can I upgrade my W700 wifi 5300 AGN to Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300

you would need to hack the bios to make this upgrade possible. 

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My function key for wireless won't work FN + F2 (antenna) Won't activate my wifi.
In 'Change my PC Settings' The WiFi option is just grey and unable to be changed.
All my other function keys will work except for the wifi one :/ Is there any other sort of way I could enable wifi?

Also cabled connections work.

Answer:Wifi will not work (Medion Erazer x6815) Intel Centrino wireless 1030N

Try updating your wireless driver, check to make sure your WiFi is enabled as well:

To do that, go to: Network and Sharing Center.
Then, click on: Change Adapter Settings.
Check if your WiFi is enabled, if not: Right click on your WiFi and click on Enable.

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My problem is different from those who are experiencing internet connection difficulties in tablet mode.  I maintain a continuous and strong/full wifi signal, but am losing internet access intermittently.  It makes no difference whether the unit is used in laptop or tablet mode. If I reset the wireless adapter, I remain connected to the internet for anywhere from a few minutes up to an hour or so.  The wireless signal is always at full strength, and distance from the router makes no difference.  Occasionally internet access returns and then drops again, however, I generally have to run the troubleshooter to reset the connection.  Running the windows diagnostic/troubleshooter resets the adapter and returns the message: "the connection between your access point, router... and the Internet is broken" and "the default gateway is not available," but does temporarily resolve the issue.  We have two other laptops in the household that are not experiencing connection difficulties. So far I have reinstalled the drivers from the Lenovo site and have set the power options to maximum performance for the wireless adapter.  This is a brand-new unit in use only a few days and has had the problem since I unboxed it.













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Answer:X220t Centrino Advanced-N strong wifi signal, intermittently dropping internet

Ok, so I attached a USB wireless adapter to see whether the internet still dropped or whether Centrino 6205 adapter was/is the problem and began downloading a large file.  I did not lose the internet access, however, I did get a long pause of several minutes during the download, but it resumed.  Signal issue?  or, are there other known wireless issues with this unit?

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my x230 can connect to wifi at 72 mbps in 802.11n with intel Centrino wireless-n 2200 and windows 8. how can i get more speed because i see wifi connection utility can support to 120 mbps data rates.

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Hi there,
 
My Lenovo Thinkpad D530 came with Windows 7, 64 bits and worked without faults for 2 1/2 years.
 
Some days ago I updated my system to Windows 10, 64 bits.
 
Since than I got problems with wireless connections. The wireless component build in is the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230. Its installed Intel driver has version 15.18.0.1 from 30-April-2015.
 
When I start-up my laptop it automatically connects to my wireless router, but when I start-up my browser the wireless connection gets dropped, so that I even cannot connect to a simple page like Google.
 
Connection via Ethernet / LAN works, but here of course another HW- and SW component is involved.
 
Any advice welcome !
 
Michael













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Answer:E530 Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, after update to Windows 10 Wifi connection drops

Hi Michael,
 
What model laptop do you have?
 
Lenovo made an L530, T530, E530 and W530, but no D530.
 
Let me know what it is and I'll move it to the correct board.
 
Regards,
Dave

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No wifi module displayed in device manager (Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 in X201 ThinkPad on Win7-64bit Professional) I recently bought a lenovo x201 thinkpad which required a fresh install of its original os, windows7-64bit professional (OEM). I used the applications and drivers disc, and os recovery disc that were sent to me from lenovo.  My ethernet module worked out of the box. I could find and update it in device manager - network adapters, however, I can't see the device name for the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300. I have tried the following sites and methods http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x20...(In debugging i have tried to install the following, rebooting each time)-Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad-Intel Wireless LAN (bg, abg, abgn) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad (I tried running the .exe's and it was the same as pressing fnf5 really, no wifi on/off)  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X201-wireless-problems-Intel-802-11agn-wirele...  I have tried turning the wifi/wimax variable on in bios - networks. This would seem an obvious one, but it didn't solve the problem when combined with the previous. I have tried unplugging and replugging the bios backup battery. I have tried unplugging the wifi module aerials.... Read more

Answer:No wifi module in device manager (Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 in X201 ThinkPad)

Hi, tourmaline, and welcomeAs you mentioned wlan antennas, you disassembled laptop and saw wifi adapter installed. Isn't it? Is the label on the adapter "Intel 6300" exactly? Has the adapter been factory preinstalled or did you install it yourself?Is there unknown device in the Device Manager (definitely, wifi adapter is absent in the Network adapters section)?

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Question: X220:4G and WIFI

can I use my 4G cell phone that has a built in Hot Spot for up to 5 devices with a lenovo laptop that has only the WiFi capabilities and not that Gobi 3000 card?













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Answer:X220:4G and WIFI

Yes, your cellphone WiFi HotSpot should appear and operate like a generic WiFi router for any device.

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This post is just as information - i solved the problem, but it might help others in the same situation or might encurage Lenovo to change something (if possible). I was adding/enabling WPA security to my wireless router and therefore should change the settings of the my connection on the X220 (along with other wireless equipment).  That was NOT possible, neither using the Win7 network options, nor the Lenovo 'Access Connection' software.After booting the X220 i could see the different access points (SSID's), but when i tried to access anything Wifi related, the Wifi system just froze and i couldn't do anything.If i started out - after a reboot - trying to change the settings (add WPA and enter pass-phrase) in 'Access Connections' i got an error message like: "The program doesn't have the rights to make these changes", when trying to save the changed settings. The solution was to delete all Wifi profiles in 'Access Connections' and start all over with detecting SSID's, entering pass-phrases and so on, for all connections.  After i did this, the Win7 Wifi functionality works correctly too. I guess that updating the 'Access Connection' software (and/or Win7) at some point 'forgot' to convert the settings to a newer layout or similar error.  But it work perfectly now! Hope this helps someone in the same situation.





/Henrik - DenmarkX220 - i7-2620, 8GB, 128GB Samsung 830 SSD (I just LOVE my X220!)

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Question: X220 WiFi ABGN

Question to the Lenovo community. Is there a way for me to turn on the AGN frequency on the internal wireless card? When updating the drivers of an X220, I'm seeing it being a BGN card, or simply an N card. However, I am told that the hardware specs we have are ABGN.

Answer:X220 WiFi ABGN

we card do you have? Intel 6205, 6300, 1000?

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Hi everyone, Just purchased a new x220, with what I think is a great build config. I've used a T42 for the last 4 years or so after having some bad run ins with Powerbooks. Mine came with the Intel Centrino N 1000 wireless card. Had I known better, I would have opted for the 6205. The problem I am having is that whenever I get about 15 feet away from my wireless router, I lose all data transfer. My T42 and my HP Tower (and my iPhone) can connect in the exact same distances with ease and still have plenty of bandwidth. The T42 for example won't stream HD video from netflix, but it will stream SD video. The HP tower being in my room, which is the furthest point away from the router and up a level, gives me a -6x to lower 70's via inSSIDer 2.0. If I travel more than 15 feet or so from a router, I still see the network being within range and the RSSI goes to about -60. The other two computers and my phone still are a breeze browsing the web at this distance, but the x220 just acts strange. Sometimes I will get very slow data transfer, most of the time I'll see that I have a good signal to the network but it has the ! yellow icon indicating that I have no internet access. I tried this at my parent's house today with the exact same results. When I was on the other side of the wall the connection was great. I go down the hall and its gone (but still visible). I have used the recommended settings by everyone for power management, reset everything, installed new dr... Read more

Answer:New X220 WiFi problem!

Sorry to hear that... After my X120e experiment, in which I didn't know what the cheapest 1x1 card was, I didn't make the same mistake with the X220. Got the Intel 6205 card and It's worked great.Good range & speeds on my Asus RT-N16 router thruout the house and even the backyard.

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Question: X220 Wifi Issues

Hello all, Just bought my X220 a few weeks ago and lately started having issues with the wifi. The wifi tends to loose connection every now and then.  Especially when I stream a video etc. or even just my gmail. I then have to use the diagnose tool and the tool ends up resetting the wifi adapter and then it works...for a while. Any ideas?  Btw, the router is fine, since my Mac does not do this. - Win 7 Prof version-Intel Wifi Link 1000 Thanks

Answer:X220 Wifi Issues

Check in device manager for WLAN and see if the power save option is enabled.

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Hi guys, Previously I posted a thread "How to check & set download/upload speed". So, I just bought a new X220 to replace my old Acer laptop, and at that time I was not familiar with this X220, and I thought I had to change the setting from the Windows Network or the Lenovo Access Point software to get a higher download speed, as my download speed is only ranging around 15-30KB/S. I download using the Firefox browser. That is indeeed very slow as I'm at Singapore right now and I'm sure their speed is much more faster than that. I changed the bandwidth (something Hz) from 20 to 40Hz, but still the same. I even brought back to the store that I purchased this X220. The guy tried to download using their store internet connection and said the download speed is reasonable as their store connection is quite slow. Well, I just think 30KB/S is still unacceptable. So I just thought maybe I haven't found a high-speed wireless internet spot yet, and just now I tried to download some movies at my sister's place (dl speed is still max of 30KB/S) and thought to leave all the downloads alone, and before I left I also download iTunes from the itunes website. To my surprise, the download speed on the iTunes was like 1,5MB/S - 2,1MB/S and the movies speed were also started to increase to 300-400KB/S. And the weird thing is that after iTunes finished download, the movies download speed were also dropped down to 30KB/S. So, I had to repeatedly downloading the itunes again to get a 3... Read more

Answer:HELP!!! WIFI PROBLEM ON X220

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Welcome to Lenovo Community
Please try the following steps  1.) log on as Administrator.
2.) start - run - type gpedit.msc
3.) expand "local computer policy"
4.) then expand "administrative templates"
5.) then expand "network branch"
6.) Highlight the "QoS Packet Scheduler"
7.) on right window double click "limit reservable bandwidth"
8.) on setting tab check the "enabled"
9.) change "Bandwidth limit %" to 0
You're done.It would be a good idea to reboot after this.
You may also refer below links for more ideas
http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-38669-tips-to-increase-internet-speed
http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-increase-download-speed/  Hope This HelpsCheers!!!

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Hello, I keep losing wifi on a regular basis (several times per day).When this happens, an exclamation mark symbol appears on the wifi indicator in the taskbar.I have not been able to identify a trigger. It happens randomly as far as I can tell.I am sitting within 2 metres of the router. Non of my other devices experience connectivity problems. To reinstate wifi, I right click on the wifi icon in the taskbar and select troubleshoot problems. This always gets wifi working again. A hardware scan in Lenovo solution centre does not flag up any problems.Lenovo system update does not indicate any critical or recomended updates. There are 2 optional updates listed (Intel Rapid Storage AHCI Driver, ThinkVantage Active Protection System). Here are some system and wifi detailsX220Windows 8.1 ProWfif adapter: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205Driver Provider: Intel; Date: 23/09/2013; Version 15.10.4.2Router: Apple Airport Extreme I would very much appreciate it if someone could help me identify and fix the issue.  

Answer:Wifi keeps dropping on my X220

Please check the Power Management tab of your WNIC in Device Manager.
If the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power setting is checked, try unchecking it.
 
You might also wish to doublecheck the details of the most recently released wireless driver:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-77280
which list a December 2013 release date.
 
Regards.

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Hello, I have a 802.11n issue that drives me crazy..My X220 with 6205n Wifi adapter cannot connect to the router in N mode. The router is a huawei HG655b, using WPA2-PSK/AES. All my other computers at home can connect in N mode, but the X200.It only connects in b and g modes, as soon as I swith the X220 adapter's N mode on from device manager, it disconnects. I have updated the Wifi driver to the last version from Lenovo site, I have changed Power options on both battery and Ac to maximum performance for Wifi...what else could it be? An incompatibility with the router?













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Answer:x220 Wifi 802.11n issue

@dtancu,Try changing your router to broadcast N mode only and see if it helps.//JameZ

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Question: X220 wifi problems

Using closing lid to sleep  - wifi  not working after wake up. Restart needed.Windows 8 64bit, X220 4287-2SG(wifi driver latest from lenovo site).Any suggestions, please?Regards, Xaver 





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Answer:X220 wifi problems

what wifi do you have? if you have the Intel 1000 Wifi Link (Thinkpad Wi-fi) this is common, the wifi drivers for that piece of hardware is absolute junk.I'd uninstall the drivers and reinstall the latest ones to see if that helps

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I've been having a strange problem for the past month or so, my PCI wifi adapter (TP-Link TL-WN951N) will very randomly disconnect and display that it is not connected and that there are no wifi networks around. As soon as I disable or re-enable it immediately finds my network and connects until this happens again. (handled by windows)

I've tried every power option in power settings, and also in device manager but with no luck. I've tried every driver file from TP-Link and they all do the same. (current driver 100505)

I tried returning the card but they tested it and all seemed fine on their system.
I know it isn't the router as my housemates laptop is always connected and never drops. I've even set static addresses for them in the router.

I've tried isolating interference from other electrical devices (even bought a power conditioner for the pc) changed the channel to 1,11,13,3,6,5 etc. Used InSSIDer to check the connection (sits at about -50db) changed the SSID. Uninstalled then reinstalled my PCI wifi card. Even ran Driver Genius and updated the Atheroes drivers.

What is there left to try? Short of a fresh windows install, Please if you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate it as I'm out of ideas.

Answer:Wifi Disabling itself

Does it have a detachable antenna? Maybe take it off and clean the contacts - then carefully screw it back in and see if the problem still persists.

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Hi all, have a strange problem laptop works perfectly ok, but when i need to connect to wi-fi i switch it on and connect no problems but literelly after a minute the wi-fi switches itself off and the green wi-fi light goes out and i have to do fn+f5 to switch it back on?? is it faulty?? tried system update (and installed all, which i noticed there was a network card update)...any other tricks? 













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Answer:X220 - Wifi switches itself off after about a minute?!?!

 

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Hello Im a new user of a Lenovo Thinkpad x220 laptop I recently bought and I have a question about the Wifi driver for this computer.My x220 has installed the "Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205" Wifi card running in a "Windows 7 x64 bit" system, and when I go to download the latest updated drivers from "support.lenovo.com" it gives 3 options in the "Networking Wireless LAN" section where I think the correct one for my card is marked in this picture:http://imgur.com/UqLwENow if that is the correct driver for my Wifi card my question is if it is right that the Wifi driver is a 500MB file.... I want to check with more experienced Thinkpad users if that is correct and that is the file I need to download and install.Because if I go to the official Intel website I find the driver for my Wifi card is version 15.1.1 dated 5/3/2012 with a 25MB file which seems a bit more logic for a driver file.So which driver should I download and install? I dont use the autoupdater lenovo driver manager software because I like to personally download and store all my drivers with all my computers, so any hint or clue about this question would be appreciated, because like I said it is probably the first time in my life I see a 500MB driver file, thats humongous to put an adjetive.Thanks for the help.













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Answer:Question about x220 Wifi driver

The primary reason this package is so large is that it contains drivers for multiple intel adapters for both 64 and 32 bit OS's for Windows 7, Vista , and XP.  It's sort of an all-in-one package. If you use Access Connections use this package, if not then either this or the driver from the Intel website will work fine.

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I have a new X220, with Windows 8 added on to the stock W7.  After lots of time on this forum, I have learned to use the Intel wireless drivers not the Lenovo-distributed ones, and that there are lots of other applications from Lenovo that need to be updated or "adapted" to Win8. But worst of all, a 5-year old X60 has far better wireless performance (connectivity to the access point, and throughput) than my very new X220.  Atheros chipset in the X60 and Intel in the X220. What gives?  Is this the advance of technology?  My X220 suffers from drop-outs and the X60 reliably connects and shows throughput.  I mean like up to 8 Mbps.   Is there a substitute wireless card (mini-pci or whatever) that I can replace the Intel unit?  Any other options other than a 30 meter wire?  --J

Answer:x220 WiFi is terrible; stick with X60?

Which Intel wifi card do you have? What do you mean "Windows 8 added on to the stock W7"  Did you upgrade to 8 or did u fresh install 8?

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Hello, I bought new X220 few weeks ago, everything worked just perfectly. Today I went into service centre to install into my machine Ericsson F5521gw modem and I am really extremely angry. Since I came home, Wifi (Intel N6205) started to losing connection, I see yellow triangle on wifi indicator often and the connection quality went down a lot... How is it possible??? Could anyone explain? Thanks!Skrble

Answer:X220 - Ericsson causes wifi problems???

Hi, skrbleInitial information is too insufficient.1. do wlan and wwan adapters persist within Device Manager as normal, w/o yellow symbols?2. why did you decide wwan card influences for the wifi card?3. what are the network connections, network configuration of your laptop?4. is Lenovo Access Connctions installed on your laptop? Are you using hot spot feature of this app?5. is network connection established using system network manager or an AC one?

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My new X220 comes with an Intel Wifi 1000 bgn. The wifi would only work if the computer sits few feet away from the router. It would not be able to connect to the wireless router if I'm sitting one floor above the router, while my other laptops do not have any connectivity trouble.  When it connects, the speed could drop to very low even with "excellent" signal quality as reported by Windows. Any hints?

Answer:X220 wifi very poor performance

Make sure your router has the latest firmware for it.  Seen this a lot with router with original firmware.  The router gets updated and most problems disappear.

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Hi, since two days the Window system SOMETIMES no long detects the wifi card but only the network card (ethernet) and bluetooth module.How can I be sure the problem is ihnerent the mini pci wlan card and not due a (win) system issue ?  For an eventual hardware replacement... Thanks.Regards, Stefano.

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I just bought a x220 4286CTO , it is a good machine but the wifi connection is really annonying .It becomes  very slow after 10 seconds or so after I turn on the wifi connection even the link status shows "300Mbps". The chip set is "intel wifi link 1000" in windows 7 64bit. I do see packet drops in ping command to web sites such as "google.com".I have upgraded to latest version of driver, v14.1.1.3 , but still no luck. I am using WPA2  PSK plus AES, other devices (iphone, ipad, T400 and etc) work well in my house.Any idea ?

Answer:X220 wifi slow problem

hey atlantisnj,uninstall the Access Connection. Try connecting using Windows built-in connection system. Does it work and are you able to maintain a good speed?If it does not, try uninstalling the current wifi driver that you have installed. let windows install its generic drivers and try again.





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Since I had updated to windows 10, my wifi is creating trouble. It got disconnected even I sit right besides the router. Very often it also get disable. there becomes a cross sign on wifi icon. and after that it take very long time to connect again even it took 6 days to reconne to after which I am able to post this question

Answer:wifi disconnecting and disabling

@Usman313? Go to Device Manager. Open up Network Adapters. Right click on your WiFi adapter and click on Uninstall. If asked to remove the driver say "YES" Reboot and let Windows reinstall the driver. REO

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I have been using an Acer Aspire 7551G windows 7, and when purchased the Wifi was already enabled and has always picked up available networks.However I think I may have accidently disabled it, pressing the F3 key does not do anything so it is not lighted up or showing any available networks.Any suggestions please.

Answer:Enabling/disabling WiFi

Start/control panel,choose network and sharing centre,about a third of the way down on the right of the page you should see a network listed next to "connections" double click it and you should see a disable or enable switch (button) bottom centre.alternatively ,you could, right click on "computer" and choose properties.then choose device manager,scroll down to network adapters and see if its working (no yellow triangle . open and double click your adapter/choose driver ,and choose uninstall driver , restart your PC and windows will detect your hardware and reinstall the driver ,it should also reset the default settings for this driver.

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Hi, It seems there's a lot of complaints around the Wifi adapter thinkpad b/g/n wireless (1x1 bgn). I really want to know how worse it is compared to Intel 6205 (not to mention 6300- it's really a beast, people say). Can somebody let me know whether Lenovo charges this much for a upgrade like this (thinkpad 1x1 to intel 6205), and is it worth? Thank you very much!













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Answer:X220 with thinkpad b/g/n wireless (1x1 bgn)x1 bgn) wifi adapter

when you buy the X220 from US online store the upgrade from 1x1 bgn to 6205 was only around 15 dollars. It is definitely worth the upgrade from the 1x1 to the Intel 6205 (the 6300 not so much). Especially if:1. Your wireless hub doesn't have a powerful antenna.2. Lot of other people are using the same 2.4 ghz bandwidth. 3. And you can live with 150 mpbs (usually around 75 mbps are more common) transfer speed.

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  has anybody else similar problém please?With  Intel Driver Update Utility is the result very similar-no success. 





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Answer:x220 + w8 -> unable to install WiFi Driver

Hey there xaver,
 
To clarify, is the update utility not downloading and installing the driver successfully? Have you tried downloading the driver for you specific machine from the Intel/lenovo site and to the desktop and installing from there? This has sometimes worked better than the update utilities.





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My X220 can't seem to make a solid connection to wifi. It works for some minutes and then drops right down or to zero, then later returns.  I ran System Update 5 and it recommended updating the WLAN driver to 17.13.11. This I asked it to do, but on rebooting to complete the installation, it didn't seem to have updated. I tried a number of times but System Update couldn't seem to get it to update.  I'm running Win 7 64 bit. Can anyone help? Dev

Answer:X220 wifi connection and driver problem

HiUncheck the power saving option for the wifi card in the Device Manager.

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Hi, I have a problem with wireless wan and wifi turning both on at the same time by itself after resume from sleep. This is the scenario, turn wireless WAN off (WiMAX),turn wifi on, sleep system, resume from sleep, check access connections (Fn+F5), This is what I see It appears that WiMAX radio has turned itself back on. Now it looks like they are both on at the same time but I do know that it just sin't possible to have them both working at the same time. So what gives? Is this just a bug where it shows its on but really it is not? Should I ignore this issue? The person reporting this keeps sending in this bug as if its something serious, he has no connection issues or any other problems when resuming from sleep, he just keeps bugging me about it. Can anyone shed some light on this issue? 

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Hello, about week or two ago, I maybe finally found solution to wifi connections problems on specific routers in channel N mode (Intel wifi card). I wanted to assure myself, that my method works (atleast for me), so I've been waiting last few days. Now, wifi is still stable and I can rely on it, however it sometimes takes a bit time to connect (does not matter, if I resume from sleep or simply power on). Access Connections works fine as well, no needs to remove it. Step 1: Create system restore point (I can't provide warranty, however in my case on X220 and E130 this method works) Step 2: Download driver for your Intel Wifi card (to prevent You from having none as you uninstall current version). Open this page, select your card, OS and choose file, what's name contains ...Ds... (for example, Wireless_17.1.0_Ds64.exe). These files with such a letters contains only whole driver without any additional applications, and they have worked for me better than the rest. I would like recommend you to download the latest driver version. Reason is simple - I hadn't tried older versions. Furthermore, new versions should fix some security problems. Anyway, if you are not really IT professionals (I admit that I am really not), then choose, like me, the newest version. However, if you want to try older version, don't forget to tell others about your result!  Step 3: Uninstall current Lenovo wireless Wifi driver, Intel PRO/Set and so on. You have to be sure, that your... Read more

Answer:X220 and other ThinkPads - Wifi drops? Try my method.

Interesting, I have been battling with this issue on my X220 for more than 6 months now (since i decided to run software update (after long time not updating anything) and this problem started...
 
I tried uninstalling, reinstalling drivers, cleaning stuff, to no avail. I also tried intel wifi drivers and it didnt make any difference...
 
But I never stumbled upon this, two separate driver sets, S and DS... Do you happen to know what's so different about these drivers that makes it work?
 
In any case I just swapped out the Intel 6205 card for a broadcom based one after flashing a modified bios that removes the white list for lenovo approved adapters.
 
And I've not had any disconnections yet. I'll keep this in mind in case I upgrade to a Wireless AC card in the future, which will likely mean going to an Intel card, unless I find a broadcom based one.

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I've had this problem since new, and have reinstalled windows a number of times for unrelated reasons. When coming out of standby, the mouse is unresponsive for about 5s and it takes more than 20s for wifi to reconnect. Iinitially it tries to connect, then drops, then goes through the whole process again before connecting. I don't have this problem on other model Thinkpads, wifi connects immediately out of standby. Seems like it might be a driver problem. All drivers are up to date.

Answer:X220- mouse and wifi unresponsive out of standby

hey vinuneuro,could you try uninstalling the current wifi driver of your unit. Let windows install its generic drivers and try again.at the same time if you have Access Connection, uninstall and leave it removed. Just test and see if the wifi-issue you have occurs or not





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Hi everybody, I ran into some issues with my X220 some weeks back and have been trying to fix them to no avail. As far as I can remember I took some time a few weeks back to install the 1.40 firmware-update and also updated the battery-firmware in the same routine. I'm not sure If it was immediately afterwards (since I'm using a dock with LAN), but the wifi-card (Intel 6205) wasn't recognized by the OS anymore. No entry in the device manager! Here's what I've seen/tried so far:1) What I was firstly able ot see was that the device would sometimes show up after returning from sleep when not in the dock.2) Since I have an Ericson WWAN-card i switched mPCIe places. WWAN-card works in both slots. No recognition of the Wifi-card in both. >> So it doesn't seem to be related to mPCIe or the board.3) My guess was a faulty card, so I tried a newly-bought Intel 7260 Wifi-card in the slot.3.1) The Wifi-card must have been recognized by the BIOS, since the whitelist-fault was presented and I had to remove it to even be able to boot again.3.2) As the warranty wasn't my concern anymore anyways I flashed a whitelist-disabled version of the 1.40 firmware. As promised, I was able to boot with the 7260 card.3.3) Yet still, the card is not presented in the device manager.4) Since my Windows 7-installation had quite some time on its shoulders I reckoned that maybe another OS would be able to properly recognize the card. I just freshly installed Windows 10 and again - not... Read more

Answer:X220 doesn't recognize Wifi-card

Update:I used a debian live installation running from a pendrive to look for detected hardware. No wifi was found - again for both cards.I'm really lost for ideas at this point. What really irritates me is that the BIOS/UEFI recognizes the 7260 card with correct VID and PID. Yet still the cards are somehow (I guess) not made available to the operating system.On another note: I've just noticed that I posted in the wrong forum section. It's about an X220, so the "ThinkPad X Series Laptops" forum would be the correct one. Could a moderator maybe move this topic?
 
 
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Does anyone know if the wlan slot is capable of recieving both wifi and 3g? If so that would free up the slot to have 2 drives and wwan! Look here http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Option-GTM-671W-HSPA-14-4_143721149.html If someone can confirm that this will work I will definitely order one.

Answer:x220 wwan wifi combo card!

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Interesting concept.
Even if it was recognized in the slot, I'm pretty confident that the card would be rejected by the BIOS whitelist with an 1802 boot-time error.
 
Regards.

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Hi everyone,I have bought a S540 thinkpad a few weeks ago, which I am very happy with.I just have one little pesky problem.Everytime i close the lid, the laptop goes into hibernation. When i open it up again it starts up fast and smoothly, but the wifi doesn't connect. Everytime I have to run the windows problem solution to fix the problem. It seems to have problems with the gateway, and the wifi installation turning to 'off'. Is this a common problem, and does anyone have a solution? Yours sincerely

Answer:s540 wifi disabling after closing the lid

No solutions?

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My laptop continually takes it upon itself to turn off my wireless adapter for no apparent reason and will not allow me to turn it back on unless I restart the thing.Then it will work, depending what mood it is in it may work for 6 hours or 5 minutes. This occurs at least once a day and isn't what I would expect from a laptop that is less than a year old.Help!

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Hi. When I plug an external monitor into my X220 the WIFI seems to cease. As soon as I unplug the monitor all is fine. Any ideas? Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo x220 Wifi stops with external monitor

An idiotic assumption - have you installed Intel Wireless Display sw?

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Ciao,I have this problem with my ThinkPad X220 since I upgraded it from XP to Windows 7.If I switch off the wireless radio switch on the left, it works instantly and disables all radios (as expected). But in order to have the radios work again I can't just turn the switch back on. It never works. I have to restart Windows and then it works.Is there anything I can do to not restart Windows?Thanks 

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My brand new x220 was shipped with an outdated driver for the installed wireless card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN). This resulted in extremely slow wireless browsing. After spending 4 hours changing settings on my laptop and wireless router I finally called tech support. They revealed the outdated driver, and showed me where to download the update. This solved the browsing problem. I understand keeping drivers updated is important, but I didn't expect a brand new computer to use two-year old drivers. It's like Lenovo shipped a laptop with "some assembly required, but didn't include the instructions. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Answer:x220 Shipped with outdated drivers (slow WiFi)

So did my old Dell long time ago. It happens and no biggie to install the new updated ones.Your X220 has an driver update in Lenovo device experience when you click on Start > Click on Lenovo Device Experience > click on Update and drivers.  This will guide you in downloading any newer drivers.... Of course there maybe newer ones just coming out and the update site takes a while to catch up





ThinkPad X220 i7 | 8 Gb ram | 320 Gb Hdd 7200 rpm | 6 Cell

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I've read from various places that Lenovo whitelists WLAN/WWAN cards in BIOS. What level of whitelisting do they do? Will this block all aftermarket cards? I'm interested in installing a Killer 1102N Wifi card (primarily because of the control over the network stack the driver provides the user with). Will I have any problems with this? Do I need to hack my BIOS etc? Heres a link to the actual wifi card product http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/killer-wireless-n-1102/  I'm only purchasing this aftermarket because Lenovo doesn't actually offer this card in their notebooks

Answer:X220 Tablet + Killer 1102 N Wifi Card?

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_unauthorized_MiniPCI_network_card
 
The reason for the whitelist is to match the card to the antennas to comply with FCC regulations regarding interference.  Most mfgrs. do the same thing.  The link explains it fairly well.  The card has to be Lenovo branded.  You can take the exact same two wireless cards and if one is not Lenovo branded, it will throw the error.  
 
And yes, you would have to modify the bios.
 
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Hi,I have here a X220 Tablet and I want to share with WiFi my internet connection to my mobile device....How I can do tis?

Answer:Sharing WiFi internet access from X220 Tablet

Get the Intel MyWifi tool; it lets you set up an adhoc wireless network while maintaining the connection to the existing wifi hotspot.

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Hi all, I've recently installed Windows 7 pro on to my new x220 Laptop. I can't get the Wireless card to be seen/installed. Even in Access Connections all I see is the Blutooth and LAN... nothing else?It also is not visable in device manager?Have I missed somthing?... any help will be much appreciated. Thanks, Alaka













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Answer:x220 - WiFi not working on Windows 7 fresh install

Hey all... All good  Had a look in to the BIOS (F1 during startup) and I found the Wireless Card to be disabled.ThinkVantage system update pulled a new BIOS version down and it Flashed the BIOS.... that new version, for some reason set the flag in I/O setting page for the WiFi to "DISABLED".I enabled, rebooted and all good now. Thanks, Alka

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So my X220 with the Intel 6205 card is having issues reconnecting to WiFi when resuming from sleep or hibernation. It takes about a minute for it to do so, though occasionally it will reconnect right away. Maybe 1 out of 20. When doing a cold boot or restart, it connects immediately upon the desktop showing up. This was not always the case, in fact when I first got my X220 in June, I have not had this issue.... In fact, I don't know when it started happening, but it was maybe a couple months ago. I just thought it was my old router going bad. Well I got a new router, and it still happens. I have the latest Intel WiFi drivers from Lenovo, and I even tried downgrading to the previous driver from Intel's site. Still the same problem. I tried setting a default profile in access connections, and that does not help. In fact, it behaves the same way if I totally uninstall access connections as well. In fact I tried this on three different brand routers, and I can reproduce it on all of them (Asus, Netgear & TP-Link) so I think this is not a router issue. Other devices in the house reconnect right away with no issues (iPhone 4, PS3, Mac desktop, Dell laptop). I currently have BIOS 1.24, but this was happening with 1.21 and 1.23 as well. My X220 originally came with 1.16, and I haven't updated it until 1.21. Unfortunately I don't remember that far back, if the problem started occuring then. There was a brief discussion about this in another thread, but it went nowhe... Read more

Answer:X220 very slow reconnecting to WiFi when resuming from sleep

Bump... Nobody?I dont want to have to send it in, remove my SSD and aftermarket ram...

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I also just ordered a x220 with the 6205. However, i also have a 6300 card in another laptop. Can i just open up the x220, disconnect it, plug in the 6300 one, connect it, put it back together, and will it work? Sorry if i am hijacking the thread.
 
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Answer:Use Intel 6300 WiFi card from another laptop in X220?

as long as the card is from a Thinkpad machine.

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I have 2 different laptops that I am using for work. Both need to connect to our corporate network over WiFi but I -also- need to connect them to an unrouted private network over ethernet (for remote management via RDP). Both are using Windows 7 Ultimate (the Lenovo is 64bit, the HP 32bit). This is working on one machine (Lenovo Thinkpad T61p) and not on the other (HP 2710p).

On the Thinkpad it just works. I assigned the wired (unrouted) connection a static IP with no gateway and then connected the wifi as normal. Perfect. I have a Gb ethernet connection for doing RDP to this machine.

On the HP 2710p, whenever the ethernet is plugged in it will disconnect the wifi until the ethernet is disconnected.

I'm assuming that this is due to something with the driver on the HP trying to be "smart" about how it roams. Does anyone know where the setting might be to disable this functionality? I realize that this probably ends up being a driver issue, but I'm hoping there is a common way to disable the function.

PS. The 2710p wifi is the Intel 4965AG and ethernet is the Intel 82566MM.

Answer:Stop wired connection from disabling wifi

Maybe try this on the wireless NIC of the HP

Go into Network and Sharing Center
Change Adapter Settings
Properties
Power Management

Then.....make sure Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power is UNCHECKED

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I bought a Pavilion 2 years ago on black Friday. It has been an alright computer. About a month or so ago, my wifi adapter has started going out randomly, on it's own. When I open "network connections" after this happens, it shows my wifi adapter as being disabled - when I click on enable, it says it is enabling, loads, then it is still disabled. The only way I can get my wifi back on when this happens is to restart my computer. This is extremely frustrating to do, when you're having to restart your computer 3-4 times PER HOUR. I have made sure the option to switch off wifi when power is low is turned off (not that it matters, it does it while plugged in too). A few times, the wifi adapter has completely disappeared, as if it has been uninstalled, and to get it back after that happens I have to run a system restore to an earlier point. Again, very frustrating. My adapter is a Realtek rtl8188ee 802.11 b/g/n. Help???

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Is there a way to disable the WiFi when you connect to the Surface docking station?

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I have never had any issues connecting to my wifi here at home. I wanted to try disabling Windows Location Provider to test it out and suddenly I lost all ability to connect to wifi with just that laptop? I enabled it again and restarted my computer afterward, but it is still not connecting.

I am using my other laptop and I can connect to the wifi no problem. I already rebooted and even turned off my modem and router a couple times. I am currently living in Japan and I set the regional time to US, so I have the US time conveniently visible to contact friends and family living there. Could it be that since I am in Japan now and turned off the location provider, it sort of tripped up the gps system and my location suddenly disappeared off the radar? Would changing my region to Japan possibly fix this issue? I really need to get the wifi working on my other laptop right away as I use it for work.

I would appreciate any help from the experts on here.

Answer:No wifi after disabling Windows Location Provider?

First question does the laptop actually have GPS?

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Hi.  My X220 works perfectly in most situations. Most Wifi access points I connect to work just fine.Whenever I connect via WWAN I never have any issues. However:  there is a certain Wifi access point that my X220 cannot stay connected to.  It connects, then about 4 minutes later, the connection is dropped, and the only way to reconnect is to reset the centrino wireless adapter.  It does not matter whether I use Windows Wireless Services or Lenovo Access Connections.  After I do a reset, the connection will drop again a few minutes later.  A connection drop means an exclamation point appears with Limited Connectivity warning-- to be clear, at this point, there is zero internet access, until I reset the adapter.  This can go on forever, it does not matter if I reset 12 or 20 or 67 times, the connection will still drop after a few minutes. To be clear, in this location, every other Wifi enabled device works flawlessly.  Other laptops, iPads and iPhones all connect to this access point without incident and remain connected with excellent performance.  This is *not* a case of a defective access point.  In this location there is access point "NETGEAR" and also an extender "NETGEAR_EXT" For some unknown reason to me, my X220 cannot stay connected. About 2 months ago I sent my X220 back to Lenovo for replacement of the wireless, so I don't *think* the problem is because of the wirelesss card. I have trie... Read more

Answer:X220 loses Wifi connection after a few minutes with certain access point

Hi JayNYC, Real story. Work place has got a powerful router (It's not Netgear), every single computer (more than 20) connects to that router runs perfectly but any machine from my desk could lost wifi connectivity. And i am less than 10 meters away from that router and NO WALL in between. No magnet, no wireless mouse, my iphone works perfect... When i move to next seat, everything backs to normal... Anyway when user encounter something like this, we would recommend re-install wifi driver, change laptop location, if still no use, change access point. Finally please contact local lenovo for hardware test.Fred





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Hello, Has anobody tried to install a half-size mSATA SSD into a WiFi/Bluetooth slot (half size mini pci) on a ThinkPad X220?http://www.amazon.com/128GB-mSATA-Mini-Half-SATAIII/dp/B00BMV4B7O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374701412&... I already replaced a 3G/GPS modem with a full size mSATA SSD, it would be awesome to have dual mSATA SSD drives (think like 2 x 128GB), a large 2.5" drive + Bluetooth/WiFi/3G connections using tiny USB dongles on a single tiny machine like X220...

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I've had no issues with my X220 for the past few years, been running great to the point that I completely stopped updating the drivers or the bios...
 
About a month ago I decided to do an upgrade in the System Update software, just get everything up to date. That included the latest bios, and all the other drivers...
 
Now since I've had an annoying issue with the WiFi (Intel 6205), where after coming out of sleep, it will disconnect from the WiFi after 15-30 minutes randomly. It ALWAYS happens, and it doesnt matter if it's idle, or downloading or streaming anything. It doesnt reconnect on its own, i have to cycle the wifi switch and it will reconnect, and stay connected for the remainder of time until i put it to sleep again.
 
There was another WiFi update since, and I installed it, and it didn't help... It's not an access point issue, as I've tried this on several WiFi routers and it does it every time...
 
Anyone have any idea what it could be? I dont feel like reinstalling, as everything other than this works perfectly.

Answer:X220, wifi disconnects after latest bios/driver updates

Hi Hi Volt,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Wifi disconnecting frequently on ThinkPad T420.
 
Regarding the issue I am providing the link for that, please follow the steps from the link to resolve the issue.
 
Please click here to enter the link.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards.

Hemanth Kumar






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Where I live the internet access I have is the kind where you have to open a browser and before being able to access the internet must first go through a login page. The first page you view shows a login screen and after a successful login you are then granted internet access.
The thing is, every time I connect to this network, Windows "helpfully" shows me a balloon tip that says something along the lines of "additional login may be required... etc, click here to open your browser". This is annoying. Yes, I know I have to log in. I do it every time. I hate seeing this popup.
So I edited my registry to remove all balloon popups. I don't mind removing them all because I rarely find any of them actually useful anyway, but that one is the most annoying. It is utterly useless. Even if I was not aware than login was required, I would soon discover it by, duh, trying to browse some website.
Now I can start up and not see this balloon "tip". Fantastic.
But here are the problems:
1. Even though the tip does not appear, clicking on the WiFi icon still "helpfully" loads up my browser. This happens even if I already manually started Firefox and logged in to access the internet. The first time I click the WiFi icon, every time, it will start a new instance of Firefox, even if it's no longer necessary.
2. After the first click, all other clicks on the WiFi icon DO NOTHING. Yes, now when I left-click the icon, I do not get the little windo... Read more

Answer:Disabling balloon tips interferes with WiFi icon ... ??

Originally Posted by Pauly All I want is for stuff to work and also not be annoying, is that too much to ask? Unfortunately, as much as I appreciate Windows, it has, for far too long, been too much to ask.
Wish they would allow us more control of our purchased operating system!
-Gerry

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