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Cant See wifi connection in lenovo Z580 windows 7(in Connect to network) even adapters are installed correctly and wifi is turned on ......pls Check out the images and provide me righ solution...

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Answer: Cant See wifi connection in lenovo Z580 windows 7

hi VinothKP,

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

Can you share if you have a notification when you press FN+F5
There should be a windows for turning on Wifi or it should Turn on / Off the wifi right away

If pressing those keys does not reply then install this software
Lenovo Energy Management Driver

Then try the Fn+F5 keys again

Hope this helps
Cheers!






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Just purchsed the Lenovo Z580 at Staples for 549.99.  The Windows 8 OS is pre-installed on the machine.  Starts up fine, navigates fine, but for some reason the wireless seems to go from Connected to Limited to Connecting to No Network all in the span of ten seconds.  I can get the internet to work for about five seconds max, but after that nothing.Is it a defective machine or am I missing something?

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 WiFi Connection issues.

Find out what wifi brand and model number then see if you can a newer driver , do a search of the net. I have the broadcom bcm4313 and i was getting the limited connection, though it was zero connection every hour, but after a search i found a driver, and it only happens maybe once a day now. I have an Win7 Z580 John.





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Hi
After my recent update, none of my Network Connections, Wifi or Lan is visible.. Alon with that it is creating a isuue of connections. All my previous connections are lost.
Please help me with the same.
 
 
Thanks 
Regards
Shreyaa
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Hi I have a Lenovo Z580 Ideapad that is having wifi connectivity issues with Windows 10. All other devices are working perfectly yet my laptop just loses connection. I have to disconnect and then reconnect to get it to work. It has happened 3 times in the last hour! Any ideas? Thanks Tom

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Wifi Issue on Windows 10

Dear Luco365,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
May i ask if the Wifi was working fine before windows 10 upgrade or not ?
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hello all,Recently I downgraded my lenovo z580 from windows 8 to windows 7.Installed all drivers bur everytime I open my connections there is no wireless listed:I looked for lots of drivers online but none worked, even those I found on lenovo's website.Here is the id:I REALLY need hep with this. Thank you very much.













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Answer:Can't connect to wifi after downgrade to windows 7 - Lenovo Z580

The wireledd network card is enabled, in lenovo management system and on the BIOS.

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Hi all, I am having intermittent problems with my internet connection through Wi-Fi since a windows 10 update around December 2016. My difficulty is that it seems totally sporadic with no pattern. One day I could work on my laptop for hours with no problems, but then last night yet again in a 1 hour session I had about 3 drop outs where I get the ?Connected, No Internet? message in the Wi-Fi window. So my Wi-Fi is still connected, but websites fail to load etc. In order to remedy the problem i have to disconnect from the wifi signal and connect again. I have tried many things to solve the problem with no luck. Contacted ISP as my problems seemed to start when I moved to fibre optic broadband. But they sent me a whole new router, this did not solve the problem. Also, I don?t seem to have a problem with Wi-Fi on any other device in my house.My router can transmit 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz so I split them out to their own SSIDs as the Z580 cannot receive 5Ghz. This slightly improved things but I still get the drop outs.I tried a clean install of Windows 10 and wiped my laptop. I thought the problem was solved by this as I didn?t get any drop outs for a week or so. But sure enough over the past couple of days the random drop outs have started again.Don?t really know what else to try, quite frustrating! Can anyone suggest any steps?

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Hey guys, I have seen a lot of members in this forum having trouble to get wifi and bluetooth working in windows 8. I found a solution to make everything work smoothly. Using windows 7 version of energy management and crap is not at all required. Just follow these steps. Before you begin installing windows, download all latest drivers from lenovo US site. Download touchpad and onekey theatre drivers from lenovo china site.Now, switch ON both wifi and bluetooth. If you keep them switched off, windows 8 will never recorgnise the presence of your bluetooth chip. Do not use windows 8 pro volume licence ISO. Instead use windows 8 pro ISO, which you downloaded from win 8 upgrade assistant (assuming you chose digital download option). This ISO has WiFi drivers needed for Z580(broadcom chip). Perform a clean install, not upgrade. Now install all the drivers, you don't have to restart for every driver install. Restart once after everything is installed. Now, you may face WiFi limited connectivity issue. Just head over to Wireless adapter properties and rollback driver. That wil solve limited connectivity problem. Done. Now enjoy windows 8.  One thing I failed to solve is, the battery meter in windows 8 does not show how many hours of battery is left. If anyone knows a fix to this, please let me know.

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Windows 8 WiFi, Bluetooth Solution.

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,
 
 Please try the following 1 - uninstall Lenovo Energy management - reboot2 - install win 7 lenovo Energy management3 - install win 8 Lenovo Energy management over the Win 7 one 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hello, fellow Lenovo users, i have a serious and reoccuring wifi problem with my z580 equipped with Broadcom 802.11 n and windows 8.1. I know many of you had the limited connection problem, and I read many forums and supposed solutions, but I think my situation is even worse if possible.  Although the connection is regularly lost, (limited) when i disconnect and reconnect, a massive freeze happens, the sreen stops, the mouse is not moving neither. Afterward, sometimes the system comes back alive. However, even if it does, no wifi is avaiable as no adapter is recognised as installed.Several restart can cure it for some minutes, than the whole procedure starts over. On linux, no such problem occured,thus I assume it is a driver problem. This is very frustrating, please help me if you have any idea.What I tried so far: reinstall the adapter from the lenovo sitereinstall it by windows updatemanually installing the broadcom multiband drivermanually installing the broadcom drivermanually installing the microsoft driverswithing of the adapter sleeping function paland3

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Hi, I am having a weird wifi issue. I have been using my lenovo z580 with windows 8 for the past 8 months without any problem. But suddenly a week back my laptop's wifi started disconnecting after 5-10 mins of usage. Then if i reboot my laptop the wifi works for 5-10 mins again and disconnects. I have gone through some of the posts here and disabled the Bluetooth tray application, updated LEM, wifi drivers, but still i cant fix the issue. I have found a temporary solution. If i put my laptop into sleep mode and bring it back again, the wifi starts working. but again it will work for only 10 mins. apparently i am having to do this fix every 10 mins which is annoying. I even tried reinstalling windows 8 but still there has been no improvement.Can anyone suggest why this might be happening? do i have to go to the service center to replace any hardware?

Answer:Lenovo Z580 wifi issues

Dear Joey
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
Please contact the below support to have your issue sorted out 

 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hi, I have a Z580 running on Windows 8. When the top is closed and reopened the Wifi connection is lost and won't connect for approximately 2-3 minutes...  Do i need to update a driver or is there another soloution - its driving me crazy!  Thank you in advance













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Answer:Z580 keeps losing wifi connection

hi Moogerz,
 
   Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
-Make sure hybrid sleep is off you can follow this guide
- Look for Network adapter under Device manager.
       -Under device manager open network adapter
      - look for your wireless adapter "should say wireless on it"
      - right click - choose properties the you should have a windows like this
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
 - click on the power management tab then make sure the option "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is Unchecked.
- thenk check your wireless after waking up from sleep.
 
If the above steps did not work.
Download the driver first from support. lenovo.com
then un-install your wireless driver from device manager the reinstall using the one you downloaded.
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!





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Hi , I bought a Z580 with win 7 . I upgraded it to win8 Pro . I am using win7 Power management driver. If I switch on Wi-fi , Power management shows that wifi is on , but win8 shows that wifi is turned off..How to rectify????

Answer:Z580 Wifi Connection Problem

hi dvishnu95 ,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
 By hitting F2 when you power the computer you'll be able to boot to BIOS
    under Configurations Tab there is a WLAN setting make sure that it is enabled
Press F10 to save and Exit.
 
Once inside Windows 8 Press Windows + X the select Device Manager from the list
    check the Network adapters Category and see if sees you wireless network adapter check if it has like an arrow down icon. Right click on it and choose enable.
  
    If the wireless device icon seems to be fine, Still Right click on it and choose Uninstall then restart the system
 
Once Booted Back up, download this Driver maybe from a diff computer or by using a LAN Connection and Restart the system
Wireless LAN Driver (Intel, CyberTan, Liteon) Intel WiMax Driver
Check if the wireless will now function
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver





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Hi! I have a problem with WiFi of my laptop Z580...2 days ago I disconnect the battery and the charger from laptop, and when I turn on again the PC I found a message at the boot"System CMOS checksum bad - press F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup"I press F1 and Windows 8 starts normally, but the date and clock was wrong and the WiFi adapter was turning Off!!!I try all I think to turn on the WiFi, but I can't find on laptop a button or a keyboard button that make this!The WiFi adapter (Broadcom 802.11n) are ok, because I mount it in another laptop and it works...I have reinstalled Windows and have still the same problem..When I start Windows resolving problem it says that I have to turning on the WiFi adapter by clicking a button on the laptop, but this button don't exist in this model!!I try to check the Bios WiFi setting but all are ok...Some one say to me that I have to find a way to turn it on and there is nothing of break!Does anyone know what I can do??Please help me, couse I'm going crazy!!Thanks to all and sorry for my English..

Answer:Lenovo Z580, can't turn on tge WiFi adapter

Have change the cmos battery and nothing are change

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Hi All, after long digging around, I turn to you for help. I seem to have same problem that half of the internet, but I'm still far from solution As you can probably duess I got my Smart TV finally and wanted to profit some tech (namely Miracast) but my Z580 has NDIS 6.3 (I checked) which is not compatible. The issue is that the latest Win8.1 drivers on Lenovo support site for that model date back to 2013!!! Do you know if any NDIS 6.4 WiFi (broadcom) drivers exist for that model?BTW... I installed LSB from the support website but it does absolutely nothing gets stuck at 10%Thanks in advance.

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i have a lenovo ideapad z580 with core i7 processor,8gb ram and 1 tb HDD.it has broadcom wlan adapter installed in it .from past few weeks it has a serious problem of frequently disconnecting from my home wifi .i tried many solutions from lenovo community but nothing works .sometime it connects but after 5-10 minutes it disconnects and it shows a message of "LIMITED ACCESS".please suggest any solution .

Answer:lenovo ideapad z580 wifi problem

hi akkijoshi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Try Opening Device Manager
     Right click on you Broadcom Wireless adapter and select Properties
           under the advanced look for something says like WMM (Wifi Multimedia)
                 Disable that and save
                         Check if the connection will still disconnect.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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Hello I brought a new z580.The day I brought this laptop I am facing the wifi problem.wifi gets disconnected every few mintues and so.I tried all the internet solutions and also used the drivers but still the facing the same problem.I am returning this laptop .I just want to know is this a known issue and could it be fixed and is it every one who is using this model facing the same problem. Thank you 

Answer:lenovo ideapad z580 wifi problem

I have the P580. I thought it was my house's internet! (I rent).I lose internet, then uninterrupted wifi for 30 min to 2 hours, then lose signal again for anywhere from 5 to 30 min. Never over 30 min with no signal, though. (BTW, just today my laptop refused to power on. This is about 2 months after the wifi problem started. So.... you've been warned.)

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Hello, I have lenovo Z580 laptop. For past few days, my wifi connecton goes limited. I restart my laptop then wifi adapter goes missing from network and sharing centre and is also not in device manager in network adapters. After a hour I again restart my PC. now wifi connection is available. It is there for few minutes and again go limited. and again same problem starts. Windows:- window 8.1 proWifi adapter: Broadcom please help. Thank's in advnce. 

Answer:Lenovo Z580 Laptop- Wifi Problem

Hello Ankurd ,  Have you tried with other wifi-modems , if there is no problem with other wifi modem , then you have problem with your wifi -modem ,  not with  the laptop  itself.    Other Troubleshootings ;  Change the modem password  and its name !  Sometimes long passwords makes this kind of issues , try to re-connect !   Try resetting  TCP/IP  Use Microsoft Fix it  for your OS !   http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357   or   Reset TCPIP and check  if it works. Follow the stepsa) Boot to the desktop view.b) Open command prompt, right click in the left corner when the Start window appear and select command prompt (admin).c) At the command prompt, copy and paste (or type) the following command and then press ENTER:netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txtNote: If you do not want to specify a directory path for the log file, use the following command:netsh int ip reset resetlog.txtd) Reboot the computer.  Please also try to install Wireless Lan driver below after testing with other modem !    Windows 8.1 32 bit Driver   Wireless LAN (1)SelectNumber  Driver NameVersionSizeDateDownload38737  IdeaPadZ380 Z480 Z580 Series Wireless LAN (Network Controller) device driver15.10.0.1 ...245.59 M13-10-17  Download   Windows 8.1 64 bit Driver ... Read more

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Hello, I am now using my lenovo laptop for a while, very happy with it. The only thing is that my wifi connection is always very poor. Not nice, but I could live with it. Now, after moving in a new student flat, with an other router I cannot do anything online anymore unless I'm right on top of the router. I already saw online it could be anything to do with my atheros ar9285 network card. More people have some issues with that. Who can help me with this?? Thanks!













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Answer:Poor wifi signal Lenovo z580

The antenna plugs are probably loose. Download the laptop manual and reseat the antenna plugs: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM015368





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Hello. There is something wrong with my WiFi, everytime I try to use my internet connection to ie. load YouTube movie or any page it takes ages to do so. I have to HLSW installed, it has function to show latency on your connection, whenever I don't do anything it stays around 15-20ms, but strange thing happens if I try to do anything at all that requires internet connection, even loading simple page takes it up to 1500-2000ms. Oh, and there are more CPUs in home network and they are working fine, so it's not internet provider issue. I wasn't like that from beginning, it started couple of days ago, tried reinstalling drivers couple times, tried looking for solution here, couldn't find any, do any of you have any idea what should I do to fix it?

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 - WiFi issue

do you have a good signal strength ?





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 This is my first and I think last time I have bought lenovo gadget. I had dell laptop for 3 years then for 5 years I had Apple. Someone recommended me to try lenovo but I can't believe it such a well known company can make a trash like this.Just because of this serious issue of  internet connection. I have lost  some of my official data's and unsaved work. Once I was in the middle of transferring money online and internet went off. I have a problem with my wifi. I have looked at other post's, I have updated the drivers. I have also changed the settings for the wireless card on the power settings. This has made no difference. This is not linked to the router or provider as my other PC and phones are all working fine. Just because of that issue I bought new router and wifi connectors months back I went back to office depot (bought from that place) and they asked me to call lenovo for your problem. So I did and they sent me new card for that issue.It worked for a month and the problem started again. I called them yesterday and they asked me to send it to them. During that time period do I have to buy a new one for my personal use? This time my friend asked me to try this forum. And I am surprised that this is the main problem with this laptop.How can we loss $500 on such an item? If there was such a big issue they should recall it instead of making people fool. I have tried everything to solve this problem over the phone and reading all the po... Read more

Answer:Z580 wifi /internet connection issues

I am totaly agree with you! I have the same issue, tried evething proposed here to solve the problem but nothing helped.Very disappointed by the level of Lenovo's support.

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My z580 constantly loses connectivity to the network ever since I updated to 8.1.  I never had a problem before the update, but now it constantly loses the identification, unprovoked.  Usually, it doesn't reconnect itself automatically, despite the connect automatically box being checked..  I often have to run the troubleshooter to fix the problem, which succeeds in fixing the problem - the message I get is a problem with the default gateway.  However, it is completely out of control and annoying to be constantly running the troubleshooter or having to go in and reconnect when I've done nothing to warrant losing the connection to begin with.

Answer:Z580 keeps losing wifi connection since updating to 8.1

Hi, Pretty sure I have solved this problem - one that has plagued me for almost a year  - like yourself, I have a z580.  Try this.  Go to device manager and click on the network adapter (centrino wireless n 2200 - aka "culprit").  Then go to file menu "Action", choose Properties and then choose the tab "Power Management" - here you need to UNcheck the box that says "Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power".  Seems pretty darn obvious so I'm not sure why Lenovo Tech Support has been so lame with finding this and giving people a break.  This adapter issue can cost them tons of losses via negative word of mouth for their brand.  In any case, I hope this solves your problem, so far it has solved mine.  I'm also not able to find a way to let EVERYONE with this problem know this solution.  Very unfortunate but I'll keep looking to find a way to get this information out.  Only found it today after months of dealing with this issue myself.  Let me know if it helps? 

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I recently bought an Ideapad Z580 since school is starting up very soon. It has been working very well for me and I've been very pleased, that is until about a week ago. My wireless was working fine before then but now every time it connects, it can't go 30 seconds without dropping my connection. After dropping it, it will pick it back up in about 15 seconds or so. It's extremely annoying and makes my product nearly useless for me. I know it's not my router or my internet, because my brothers laptop connects (and stays connected) perfectly fine. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me because I desperately need this fixed for school! Thanks!

Answer:Z580 Wifi constantly loses connection?

Hello Sig00 I would suggest you to try reinstalling the wireless card driver.You would have all the drivers in the D: drive. If not download from here.You would be able to download from the same internet connection because you can pause the downloads from lenovo website.Best of Luck Regards IshaanSay thanks by clicking the "Star" which is on the left.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer "Accept as Solution" if it solves your issue





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Hi everyone.i've recently bought the pc and  this problem shows up when i'm not in the same room of the router ( the speed of the other computers is basically the same in every room of my house).As a matter of fact near the router my download speed it's about 30 mbps while in other rooms the speed can't barely reach 1 mbps.I can understand a substantial loss of speed due to the distance but i don't think that the problem it's the distance itself.I've tried to update the driver of the network adapter (Broadcom 802.11a) and other things but i can't fix the situation.My operating system it's Windows 8.1.Thank you and i hope you can help me

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hello lenovo,                           im totally fed up with your disastrous laptop....sometimes it gets the wireless driver but other times it wont load.. i tried installing energy mangement it works rarely, is there any permanent fix for this laptop, i strongly ask why did you launch this laptop prior testing it.... really crap. 

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i7 8GB RAM Win 7 : wifi , touch pad , ethernet problem

Dear susheel444
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
could you please inform us if this issue your facing is from the firist tuse or notif not try to do the Onekey recovery process to get the machine to the factory statenote : you have to back up your data first and make sure that the native OS is still on the machine and no resizing was done to the HDD

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I have just bought the laptop and I have a few questions and problems.  My Problem: The laptop will not detect a wireless connection for some reason as in the icon in the bottom right corner for network connections displays a red x.  1. Checked fn +f5 and there is no connection displayed there2. Restarted laptop, didn't fix it3. Tried installing WLAN drivers from the support page and restarted the laptop with no luck. I think there is no WLAN Adapter. The only adapter it has in device manager is the PCI Family Controller. Do you have any advice?   Also,  My laptop has 2 graphics cards apparently. One is the IntelHD 4000 and the other is the Nvidia GT 630M. Why does the IntelHD 4000 graphics card display in DxDiag where as the nvidia one does not? Both cards are present, however, when checking device manager.  Thanks for the help. I hope I can get a fast reply as I may have to return it within 2 weeks.  Thanks. 

Answer:Recently Bought Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - Problems with WiFi

Anyone got any ideas? I will return it soon otherwise

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Hi All -I recently bought a new laptop, a Lenovo Ideapad Z580. It works wonderfully (although I will admit I'm not a fan of windows 8). Problem is, I always seem to have problems connecting to my home wifi connection. Before it worked perfectly, but now I've been having problems with it, seemingly out of nowhere.All the other tablets, phones, laptops and computers at home connect to the network just fine. My laptop will detect the home network go on an endless loop of "identifying," followed by "cannot connect to network", followed by "identifying" yet again.Keep in mind though, if I connect to the wifi on campus, or at starbucks or anywhere else it works perfectly. It's JUST my home network and I can't quite put my finger on it considering that all other devices at home work fine.I updated my drivers, restarted my drivers, ran a release/renew, TCP/IP reset, restarted the router, restarted my laptop, but none of these have worked. In the end, I gave up and simply plugged in an Ethernet cable in.If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know! This is getting frustrating considering my Ethernet cable is only like, 5 feet long.Greatly appreciated 

Answer:Problems connecting to Home WIFI network Lenovo Ideapad Z580

Have a look in your device drivers then network adapters , the one for the broadcom wifi, double click on it and go to advanced then click on AP compatibility mode, the change it from high speed to broader compatibility. I don't know if this will help or not. John.





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We have two Lenovo Ideapads Z580 which connect to the internet wireless, then keep losing their connection.  I downloaded the Lenovo Support Software and ran the tests.  All tests passed except the Wireless connectivity test.  It came back with a warning result code WWF00F000-VL7V4D.  What does this mean?  We are ready to go out and buy new Dell laptops just to solve this problem. Any suggestions? Thankyou. Diane

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Hello Lenovo forum, I have a problem. NO WIFI (even after install drivers/reboot) Last week I bought this laptop: https://www.expert.nl/lenovo-ideapad-310-15isk-80sm017smhAll good, only thing I didn't like was Windows 10 OS.So I bought a serial for Windows 8.1, downloaded the .ISO on Microsoft website, installed it on USB-drive and installed a fresh Windows 8.1. So all CLEAN.Like always first thing is to start with install Drivers of course. So I downloaded Everest and put it on USB-stick. (Easy program to show which hardware)I already checked on (this computer>manage>device manager) and saw there same; Realtek pci family controller for Network.(Now I wanted to check it before posting this but since I just deleted all drivers 10 min. ago, since didn't work, I no see any visible.) But I'm pretty sure it was Realtek PCI Family Controller.So I downloaded the drivers from the Realtek website, and installed it. Rebooted, but still same problem.Anyway I saw also that Motherboard says: "Unknown" on Everest so I think I need drivers for that also but don't know which ones? Same for some USB drivers but I think this is included with Motherboard. The problem is that I just can't choose any Wifi.In Manager the only option is: Flight mode: On/Off (=Off)Bluetooth: On/Off (=Off) I don't see Wifi.I'm trying for hours + yesterday so hope find solution here, otherwise I will install Windows 7 and try that. Thanks in advance!

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Hello, I have an ideapad U310 with windows 8.1 update 1.   My wifi driver is the intel one version 15.9.2.1 Everytime I connect to the internet I have to type the credentials of the WiFi network (eventhough "connect automatically" has been selected).  The connection says that is taking longer than usual, and then I just get a message that says "The Connection Is Limited".    However, the computer actually connects to the internet and I'm able to open webpages and surf the internet normally.  I've searched in different forums and tried several things to solve this issue but still haven't been successful.  Can you please help me with this?   Thank you in advance.

Answer:Lenovo U310 "The Connection is limited" so windows never remembers wifi credentials

carluri wrote:Hello, I have an ideapad U310 with windows 8.1 update 1.   My wifi driver is the intel one version 15.9.2.1 Everytime I connect to the internet I have to type the credentials of the WiFi network (eventhough "connect automatically" has been selected).  The connection says that is taking longer than usual, and then I just get a message that says "The Connection Is Limited".    However, the computer actually connects to the internet and I'm able to open webpages and surf the internet normally.  I've searched in different forums and tried several things to solve this issue but still haven't been successful.  Can you please help me with this?   Thank you in advance.First try to update your wifi card to the latest driver. If it is an intel card go directly to Intel's website and download Intel proset wifi software. Download InSSider, a program that will tell you which of the channels are less congested. Try to determine which channel in your area is less crowded and set your router to that channel. Observed if your problem is solve. Note: I'm assuming that your router and wifi card are compatible to each other.

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Hi everyone! I own the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 laptop for 2-3 years and I have several troubles with WiFi since the time I have upgraded to Windows 10 months ago, but it has became quite urgent since the new year. After re/starting laptop or start from the sleep mode, I got disconnected. First half hour I have to deal with highly volatile and unstable connection trying to switch some settings with devmgmt.msc Well, what happens:WiFi turning on/off randomly, the same with WiFi driver (WiFi icon is replaced with PC plugin with red cross)The WiFi turning on/off button randomly disables or dissapears at allIf WiFi is turned on, no networks are foundIf I finally connect to a network, the connection becomes limited or disables in a momentThe WiFi panel has unpredictable behaviour, such as changing height to 100px approximately and I have to scroll, or starts connecting to a network even it's not checked to connect automaticallyWhenever the connection is lost or limited, the Google Chrome freezes and stops responding (its default behaviour?)What I have tried?As I have mentioned above, the playing with devmgmt.msc gives me usually a solution in lots of minutes, I have found on this website the advices about switching the 802.11n Channel from 20MHz to Automatically and vice versa. Sometimes works temporarily, sometimes for the rest of the day (or until I shut the laptop down, the following day my struggles go on..)Turning the WiFi off and on, but I am afraid ... Read more

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Hi everyone! I own the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 laptop for 2-3 years and I have several troubles with WiFi since the time I have upgraded to Windows 10 months ago, but it has became quite urgent since the new year. After re/starting laptop or start from the sleep mode, I got disconnected. First half hour I have to deal with highly volatile and unstable connection trying to switch some settings with devmgmt.msc Well, what happens:WiFi turning on/off randomly, the same with WiFi driver (WiFi icon is replaced with PC plugin with red cross)The WiFi turning on/off button randomly disables or dissapears at allIf WiFi is turned on, no networks are foundIf I finally connect to a network, the connection becomes limited or disables in a momentThe WiFi panel has unpredictable behaviour, such as changing height to 100px approximately and I have to scroll, or starts connecting to a network even it's not checked to connect automaticallyWhenever the connection is lost or limited, the Google Chrome freezes and stops responding (its default behaviour?)What I have tried?As I have mentioned above, the playing with devmgmt.msc gives me usually a solution in lots of minutes, I have found on this website the advices about switching the 802.11n Channel from 20MHz to Automatically and vice versa. Sometimes works temporarily, sometimes for the rest of the day (or until I shut the laptop down, the following day my struggles go on..)Turning the WiFi off and on, but I am afraid ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z500, Windows 10 Wifi driver and connection problems

Hi Nichar,Please download  the driver of the wifi and bluetooth  card from Intel.com.  Then download the windows update troubleshooter here. Use the the troubleshooter to hide any update for the wifi and bluetooth card. Hope this helps.Cheers,





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ok...here is what i have trieddisabling the firewallchoosing advanced features and checking the box for windows... message i get is wireless network connection not connected, firewalled. I have been working on the foolish problem that i probably should know for 3 hrs.  it works fine on my lan at home....but i m not in mn   i am in denver,coi have tried to run a repair...won't run...message is i could not repair and i should see my network manager...blah...i am the owner/manager of the laptop  Help me please. I m not a novice....email the answer at [email protected] m at the library!! blackbeyy

Answer:wifi problem with connectivity lenovo / xp notebook traveling and can't get wifi connection

if you right click the wireless icon with the x on it and then click view available wireless connections, does it show any. are any of them unsecured. even though they might be unsecured you still might not be able to connect.  like a computer to computer network.  most of the ones i get when i'm traveling say unsecured but you have to pay a fee to use them or have an att account or something of the sort.  and the only way to find out is to go into the place and ask the manager.

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As the title says, just wondered if theres any lenovo software the works with the z580 ? lenovo companion on windows 8 offers some stuff but its listed as u series ect ? cheers for replys inadvance,mike

Answer:(z580) Just wondered what lenovo software will work with the z580 ?

hi mikee77,
 
The Lenovo Z580 comes with these lenovo pre-installed apps:
 
Lenovo OneKey RecoveryLenovo OneKey TheaterLenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSyncLenovo Energy ManagementLenovo Companion
 
The Lenovo Companion is like an app store the features:
 

Third-Party Apps and Ads
Lenovo products, Tutorials, Application showcases, Lenovo accessories information, Lenovo Cloud, and a link to Lenovo blogs and articles

Most apps listed on the Lenovo Companion will work on the Z580 as long as it meets the system requirements (i.e. If an app is made only for Touchscreen models, then you will need to get the non-touchscreen version or if there's a Utility app that senses temperature on a specific model, make sure Z580 is on the supported models).
 
Click here for more information on the preloaded softwares on the Z580 and click here for more information on the Lenovo Companion.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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before I had win7. But I switched on win8 I can not turn on wifi or BT.and I do not have to turn it magager WiFI and BT. lenovo does not have a driver for it 

Answer:Z580 windows 8 WIFI, BT

You must install the Windows 7 version of Lenovo Energy Manager for wifi or bluetooth to work.  The Windows 8 version does not allow you to use fn+f5.  Once you install the Windows 7 version, you can push fn+f5 and activate wifi or bluetooth.  There will be compatibility warnings, but it is the only way to turn on wifi and bluetooth at this time.  Do not reinstall the Windows 8 version until Lenovo updates the software, because you will eventually lose wifi or bluetooth again.  Also, you may need to use a program like Universal Extractor for the install files to extract properly. I hope this helps.  It took me lots of searching to find someone who figured this out.  

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I have a Lenovo G505 laptop. I'm not 100% sure if it's a Thinkpad or Ideapad. My problem is that my Wifi internet connection keeps disconnecting or it becomes limited. This usually happens within the first 5 minutes of going online. The way I correct this is I click on my network and click disconnect  and then click reconnect. This usually corrects the problem, But sometimes it happens again during the same session. I've had Verizon out to check on my connection and signal strength. They even replaced the router. There doesn't seem to be any issue with my ISP. My son daughters laptop both work fine with no interuptions and they are on a different floor than the router. I am only about 20 feet and in the same room as the router. I'm not computer savy, I know just enough to get by. Does anyone have any suggestions? I need help.

Answer:Lenovo G505 Wifi Problems - Limited Connection, No Connection, and Dropped Connections

After fighting with this for way too long, I figured it out: uninstall AMD Quick Stream. Its AppEx Network Accelerator bit completely destroys the G505's wifi.

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After updating to Windows 8.1 there is a big problem with wifi. Once it connect and work awhile it crashes. After disconnect and connect again laptop halts. Power off and on again the same. Sometimes it works about 2 or 3 hours but it crashes then and halts. Please help. I search the web for the solutions and none of that works for me. Z580 corei7 8Gb. The problem apears after trying to update to windows 10. Then downgrade to 8.1.Tried to recover to windows 8 and update to 8.1 again, but the problem still here.













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Answer:Z580 windows 8.1 wifi fail

Dear Klassn,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Please try to reinstall the WLAN Driver.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hi there, I recently got the Z580 and since I've had it, there have been problems with connectivity. The main problem is that it disconnects after going to sleep, as well as sometimes not connecting automatically when I turn it on. When either of these things happen, it won't connect at all (even with troubleshooting - windows thinks it's a problem with the router but it definitely isn't) until I restart the laptop, and sometimes I have to do this twice. I have already changed the power settings on the network adaptors to prevent them from turning themselves off in sleep mode, and I've changed the roaming tendency to aggressive but it hasn't solved the problem. Any ideas? FYI, I am not very knowledgeable in this area, so I would appreciate clear instructions if any are given. Thanks very much.

Answer:Z580 wifi problems on Windows 8 - Please help!

hi lgcummins,
 
  Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You might find this Post Helpful
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z580-keeps-losing-wifi-connection/m-p/11221...
 
Same issue that you are having,
Resolution was to disable a tray Icon,
    Press Windows button + R   >to launch a run box
Type msconfig then hit enter
Go to startup tab and click on Open task manager,
You will have a list of startup items and look for Bluetooth Tray Application
right click on that and choose Disable.
 
Try restarting and try to trigger a sleep and see if it works.
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!
 





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I have upgraded to windows 10 on my Z580. The wifi adapatr shows it is turned off. After I manually turn it on, it still does not turn on. On running trouble shooting, it states I need to tun on wifi. Also the Functiona F5 key has stopped to work. Pls help ASAP. Need to get wifi turned on soon. It is a pain to have wired connection everytime Thanks

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Hello, I am having problem with wifi connection on my ideapad z580, win 8, intel core i5 64 bit.Wifi disconnects frequently while other laptop and devices are still connected. So the problem is not with the net connectrion but with laptop. Please some one help me to solve this problem. 

Answer:ideapad z580 wifi not working properly with windows 8

hi yashikabajaj08,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
You're issue might be similar to this thread.
 
If you have gotten the problem after updating the wireless driver either from the Intel website or windows update, try to  rollback the driver from the previous version or perform a System Restore to undo the changes that were made.
 
If the above doesn't apply to you, can you provide the wireless driver of your wifi module and try to boot into Safe Mode with Networking to isolate if there's a third party security software that might be blocking your connection.
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi

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I have upgraded to windows 10 on my Z580. The wifi adapatr shows it is turned off. After I manually turn it on, it still does not turn on. On running trouble shooting, it states I need to tun on wifi. Also the Functiona F5 key has stopped to work. Pls help ASAP. Need to get wifi turned on soon. It is a pain to have wired connection everytime Thanks

Answer:z580 unable to connect to wifi after upgrade to windows 10

Hello TvakilThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Are you certain the unit is compatible with win 10?
 
From the looks of it, there is not even win 10 drivers available for the unit,
 
You can double check the compatibility on this sheet/post:
https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/solutions/ht103535
 
 
I would suggest reverting back the previous Windows.
 
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I am on my phone as I type this as I don't have access to internet on my ideapad(again)I have updated my drivers that Lenovo has kindly put on their download site for (downloaded via my smartphone) the windows 8.1 update but I still have the same problem. I have scoured the web for solutions, I have done cmd, uninstalling drivers in safe mode... nothing works!!!Has anyone else had this problem? Would really appreciate a solution if you haveThanksJacob













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Answer:limited wifi connectivity after windows 8.1 update on Z580

I am having the same problem, but on my G580. My domestic Virgin Media wifi is showing as Limited, and none of the fixes I have seen so far on the internet has helped.I can happily connect to my neighbour's wifi, but not to my own.

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The reason I'm writing this email is to bring your attention to my issue that i have been facing issue since  upgrade of  my laptop from windows 7 home basic to windows 8. Actually my laptop WiFi and Bluetooth is not working and i have downloaded every driver of windows 8 that were on your website, but still its not working and iI have called Lenovo care center many times but they were of no help..
i checked online about atheros and qualcom,broadcom drivers and donloaded all of them but still no go..
m stuck with this..
 
I have 3yr warranty for this laptop and I need your help..I work from from home but this wifi and bluetooth are like nightmare for me.
 
.I request you all to help with that,,
 
Laptop Model number-Z580Serial Number-QBxxxxxxxx
 
Moderator Note; s/n edited for member's own protection
 

Answer:Wifi and bluetooth is not working after upgarding windows 7 home basic to windows 8,,Z580

Hi hemantrocks1990,
 
First lets check if the drivers for the Wifi and Bluetooth is installed properly under the Windows 8 environment.  On the desktop press the windows key + c, then click on settings, then click on control panel.  Under control panel switch to large icons for view and go to system.  Under system we will have device manager available.
 
Please check if you can see the category Bluetooth, and the wireless adapter under Network adapters category.  If they are present, go to the properties of wireless adapter and check if the driver version is the latest and if the drivers are installed properly.  The latest Bluetooth driver version for Windows 8 is 12.0.0.1671/8.0.0.206 released 10/24/2012. Here is the link for the drivers.  The latest Wireless driver version for Windows 8 15.5.0.42/6.30.59.26/10.0.0.67 released 10/24/2012. Here is the link for the drivers.  
 
If the drivers are installed properly, then we have to check if we are able to turn on and off the bluetooth or the wireless adapter.  Hit Fn+F5 and see if an interface comes up that gives you radio buttons to turn off or turn on your wireless and bluetooth adapters.  If no interface comes up, you may need to install the Lenovo Energy Management program to enable the hotkeys for turning on bluetooth and the wireless. Here is the link for the Lenovo Energy Management program.
 
You can also refer to the following thread for additi... Read more

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Sometimes when I start up my laptop the wifi adapter fail to start i go to device manager and it have a yellow triangle with (!) on it i try to disable then enable it again the windows crash so i had to press the shut down bottom to turn the laptop off and on againand sometime before the laptop starts up it tells me ((( Unauthorized wireless card is plugged in. Power off and remove it)))))Please Help me note>>> the problem is does not happens every time 

Answer:Hey I have a WiFi adapter (Intel n 2200) problem on z580 windows 8 x64

hi aborida,
 
If this is the original Intel Wireless N2200 that came with the PC, can you try to:
 
1. Reboot the computer and repeatedly tap F2 to boot into the BIOS, when you're in, press F9 to load BIOS to defaults and press F10 to save and exti BIOS.
 
2. If you get the same error, try to Access the Startup Settings and choose Disable driver signature enforcement - if this fixes the problem, it's probably due to a not digitally signed driver, try to follow this guide.
 
If the above steps doesn't work, the BIOS might be blacklisting this wifi adapter as discussed in this thread or simply getting defective (you will need to contact lenovo for service to get this wifi card replaced).
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hello, I upgraded my Lenovo Z580 to Win 10. Two major issues I have are:1.) cannot decrease or control my screen brightness2.) cannot do two finger right click on touchpad Can anyone help please. -Vikas

Answer:Windows 10 Lenovo Z580 issues

vikas189 wrote:Hello, I upgraded my Lenovo Z580 to Win 10. Two major issues I have are:1.) cannot decrease or control my screen brightness2.) cannot do two finger right click on touchpad Can anyone help please. -VikasThe general solution for problems resulting from an upgrade to Win 10 is to reinstall the previous drivers. In your case, for #1, reinstall Intel hd xxxx driver, and for #2, the touchpad driver. Try to solve the problems one by one. 

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Worked great for almost two years not it simply doesn't.It's the Broadcom 802.11 WiFi adapter... It disappears. I tried removing it and restarting, doesn't work.He'll I can't do that always because it simply isn't there at times and when it is it doesn't connect to the internet.If I try the problem resolving thing when it doesn't work it simply makes it disappears and tells me to connect a cable...I also tried to use an external WiFi adapter but it simply rejected it.If you need anymore information just tell me because I really have exhausted my "Computing" knowledge.

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I have a Lenovo Z580 that came pre-installed with Windows 7.  I would like to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 without destroying any of the partitions so that if I do not like Windows 8.1 I can use the recovery feature to reinstall Windows 7 and all original drivers.  I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere in the forums.   I do understand that there is not a direct path to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1.  You have to upgrade to Windows 8 first.  However, I have never been a fan of OS upgrades.  I intend on doing a fresh 8.1 install.  My data is backed up.













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Answer:Lenovo Z580 Upgrading From Windows 7 to 8.1

hi wwhsgrad2002,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you are planning to upgrade from Windows 7 and thinking about having a backup that would let you go back to WIndows 7 anytime,
 
  If I were in your post, Since I still have Windows 7 I can use the One key Recovery 7 which still has the Create Recovery Disc option.
 
   I would create a set of Recovery Disc then proceed with the upgrade,
          It is hard to say that the recovery Option built to the hard drive may or may not have an issue after OS upgrades.
 
So while in Windows 7, Create you Windows 7 Recovery Disc then proceed with your upgrades.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT071791
 
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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i want to purchase a lenovo z580 (59347636) but it ships with windows 8 i want to change the OS but im not sure if the bios and all the computer componants are competible with windows 7. if i can change the OS will i have any problems or will i have a dificult time finding the bios drivers













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Answer:lenovo Z580 competability with windows 7

Windows 7 is fully supported by Lenovo in Z580

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Hello I have purchased new Laptop z580.It cames with Windows 8..I want to install Windows 7. But unable to install it... I have set Admin Password and then disable Secure Boot.and in a Boot Menu I have set type to Legacy..from UEFI somethingThen I have again one more Option Like Boot Prioritty : in which UEFI Support and Legacy Support Which I have to choose. When I select Legacy Support in Both then try to install Windows 7. but I am getting error like Unable to install Windows on selected Partition.  "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."  Can anyone suggest right steps to do that.? I have taken recovery of Windows 8 to USB. and I don't want to temper with the Recovery..How to install Windows 7 into Lenovo Z580?

Answer:lenovo Z580 install windows 7

Hello and welcome,
 
You are probably getting that message because you are running the install in legacy mode but the the HDD is GPT partitioned.
 
You could boot in UEFI mode (not secure boot) and run the install.
 
You can run the install as you are in legacy mode but drop to DISKPART and convert the drive to MBR. It might also be sufficient to just select the advanced partitioning options and remove all the partitions.
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-cannot-be-install...
 
Either way you'll lose the on-disk recovery options.  Don't lose that USB drive.
 
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i have a ideapad z580 . what is best windows for ideapad z580 laptop ?













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Answer:what is best windows for lenovo ideapad z580 ?

Hi jimrako,
 
This is really a tricky question because it depends on your hardware.
 
The best way I can think of answering this is by providing you the requirements for each then you can check against your requirements:
 
Windows 10:
 
RAM:
1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space:
16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS

Graphics card:
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display:
800x600
Cons: a bit of a learning curve as it changes a lot

 
Windows 8
 
Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor
Memory(RAM): 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 
Hard Disk: 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) 
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Cons: Without Touch it is not intuitive
 
 
Windows 7
 
Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory(RAM): 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
Hard Disk: 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver
Cons: None really, it is awesome
 
Windows XP
 

Processor: 233 MHz CPU 
Memory(RAM): 64 MB of RAM (may limit performance and some features) 
Hard Disk: 1.5 GB of available hard disk space 
Graphics: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
Cons: No longer supported by Microsoft
 
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Hello Forum,seems to be a strange question, but my new Lenovo Idea Pad Z580 Windows 8 has turned up with 7 (SEVEN) partitions.3 or 4 of them seem to be necessary, but the others? WINRE_DRV  (i suppose it's needed for recovery creation)System_C (for startup?)LRS_ESP - no idea128MB unformatedWINDOWS8_OS  - where everithing goes inLENOVO(D) - some folders with drivers etcPBR_DRV -  the recovery windows 8 environment?Thank you













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Answer:How many Partitions has a new Lenovo z580 Windows 8

HiWelcome the forumsThe reason for these many partitions is that win 8 pre-loaded systems have gpt partition. 3 are created by default for windows 8 . Then 1 recovery partition is okr backup and other is okr startup. The rest are gpt disks.Regards





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Hi there guys,got a relatively new z580 with windows 8 - only a few months old. Ever since the beginning i had trouble with the so called "intelligent" touchpad - it used to crash every now and then and a simple restart would do the trick. I have tried a lot of drivers and a lot of updates,but none seemed to resolve the issue. Nowadays even restarting the laptop does not help - touchpad software does not even strart.Would be great if someone could give me a tip,if something has worked for you.

Answer:touchpad does not work at all on lenovo z580 with windows 8

hi brat ,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
You might want to check this thread I guess  it shows the same issue that you are experiencing.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z580-synaptics-touch-pad-driver-frequently-...
 
Hope this helps,
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I've waited a long time before installing Win 10 on my IdeaPad Z580, but was finally persuaded to try it out with a complete clean install. Thankfully, after a few teething troubles, it now works fine, except for one thing - the camera. I can't find a driver for EasyCam with Win 10 on the Lenovo site, so before I commit to buying a separate camera I would like to ask if anyone has any suggestions for solving this problem so I can use Skype properly. I've tried everything suggested on the Microsoft Win 10 site without succcess. Many thanks in anticipation!

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I've waited a long time before installing Win 10 on my IdeaPad Z580, but was finally persuaded to try it out with a complete clean install. Thankfully, after a few teething troubles, it now works fine, except for one thing - the camera. I can't find a driver for EasyCam with Win 10 on the Lenovo site, so before I commit to buying a separate camera I would like to ask if anyone has any suggestions for solving this problem so I can use Skype properly. I've tried everything suggested on the Microsoft Win 10 site without succcess. Many thanks in anticipation!

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Has anyone who's been experiencing networking issues on 8.1 managed to fix them yet? I have a lenovo z580 that came preinstalled with windows 8I could use wired or wireless connection perfectly on win 8. I then upgraded to 8.1, had so many networking issues I downgraded to win 7. On win 7 it worked perfectly again (used it for 8 months with no issue). Dual boot win 7 alongside various distros of linux, after some issues with drivers at the beginning linux also works perfectly. Decided to give windows 8 another go yesterday. Clean installed windows 8 (hard drive reformatted), networking is working perfectly. Updated to 8.1 and it has limited connectivity on wifi immediately, installing the latest drivers from lenovo website, does NOT fix the issue, (had to use hp drivers to get any internet connection at all.) So with the new wireless drivers it only half works, I can use the internet but I get constant time-outs and disconnects on any website (again everything worked perfectly on win8 and win7), even typing this I'm getting errors as the page updates. If I ping my own router you will get succesful replys with occasional timeouts (between 10% and 20% of packets are lost) I have the exact same problem when using a wired connection. I can see from other forum topics this issue is affecting many lenovo products, and many from other manufacturers as well. Does anyone have a solution? Do Lenovo have a solution? EDIT&n... Read more

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Hi, i Have recently updated my Ideapad Z580 to windows 8. While using the power management application i came to know it misses out the modes as it was in Windows 7. Its does not even shows up the visual display when you press the Thermal management key.  I have to go to the hidden icon tab to select the Energy management, wherein there are options which i cannot understand what are they use for like Intelligent power saver. The options provided are very different from the ones provided in the Windows 7 version. Also, the function keys & other keypad layout got changed when i upgraded to Windows 8. Like the function for turning the Wi-Fi & bluetooth in windows 7 got changed. To write special character (@) changed. its now typing (") when upgraded to windows 8. Function key feature (Fn+F4) not working in windows 8. Can anyone tell me is the windows 8 Energy management application better than the windows 7 one or viceversa. if not, is lenovo trying to upgrade the features in the windows 8 version of energy management application & other applications like in the windows 7 ones.   Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 - Energy Management for Windows 8

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
Since you are facing issues with the new version of Lenovo energy management, you can uninstall the current version of energy management and try installing Lenovo energy management to check if the FN keys are working correctly
 
Then download and install the following
 
Power Management Software 8.0.2.4   --- 32 Bit
 
Power Management Software 8.0.2.4 --- 64 Bit
 
 
You may also wish to try the suggestion from the below thread   
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8...
 
 
 
Also for change in the input method for special characters please verify if you have selected the right keyboard layout
To verify that Open Control Panel Switch to icon view, select Language
Change your Language preference -- Select English (United States)
Save. The click on options of the language to select the keyboard layout of your preference
 
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/13677-input-method-set-default-language-windows-8-a.html
 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Bought laptop Lenovo Z580 without preinstalled OS. At this link: http://plus.evozi.com/143/lenovo-one-key-recovery-okr-8-0-iso-and-download-and-setup-guide/ downloaded image and created a bootable USB flash drive. With this stick divided HDD laptop on all the necessary partitions . The relevant sections of the disk were copied the required One Key Rescue 8 files. Then in partition "Windows8_OS" installed the operating system (Windows 8). Operating system is functioning normally, all partitions and files on the site, but One Key Rescue 8 doesn't work (when you click on "Novo" and select "System recovery" starts normal loading the operating system.I can't understand what the error. How do I fix this? As in my case, to make the system OKR8 functioned?

Answer:Deployment OKR8 on the laptop Lenovo z580 with Windows 8

Dear Alabama60,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
Unfortunately Sir, the OKR Program and Key only works if the machine came preloaded with windows. So in your case the Recovery Option is the Novo Menu will not work.





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Hi guys i really hope u can help because i only have my laptop  year and half last night my laptop froze so i turned it off and when i turned it back on i keopt hearing this slight beeping/clicking sound coming from the hardrive .basically looked into it the header was stuck on the platter apparently its an issue with these harddrives so my drive is **bleep**ed i cant recover nothing i have a new harddrive for it i put it in bare in mind i never made recovery disks for the machine. so then i put in a windows 8.1 install disk because the boot/app menu keeps coming up when i select the dvd drive it doesnt seem to be picking up the new install and to top it off when i try to go into the bios theres a password on the machine and im 100% i never set one iv tried all options anybody any idea why the machine wont pick up my windows 8 disk??  thanks guys in advanced

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I tried to recover my PC to factory settings using the CD's that I had created with OneTouch Recovery software. However the recovery failed - perhaps due to scratches in the disk.  My laptop came with Windows 7 Home Basic (64 bit). A question that I have is whether there is a way to get a copy of the OS (I have the serial key with me on a sticker pasted under the laptop). I would really appreciate any help. Thank you.













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Answer:WIndows 7 Home Basic download for Lenovo z580

hi Lamb_1803,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
As an alternative to the Recovery Discs that you created, have you tried pressing the OneKey Recovery button to restore the system?
 
If that doesn't work, your options are:
1. Call lenovo to obtain a copy of the recovery disc (recommended)
2. Create a Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc and use it to install Win7 Home Basic.
 
In an event that the disc is still not being read (possibly due to a defective ODD lens), consider creating a Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive to install the OS.
 
 
Regards

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Since a few weaks I have an extremly bad Wifi connection with my Yoga. Other devices still have good connection to my router. How can I fix this?

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Since a few weaks I have an extremly bad Wifi connection with my Yoga. Other devices still have good connection to my router. How can I fix this?

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 900 - Bad Wifi connection

 
Hi Andreas,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As I understand that you are facing bad wifi connectivity issues on your yoga 900, here are the below links that you can refer and see if the issue is resolved
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Lenovo-Yoga-900-Bad-Wifi-connection/m-p/3773377
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/yoga-900-WIFI-issues/td-p/2204383/page/3
 
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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my Lenovo X1 Carbon lost Wifi connection and no wireless adapter is showing up in deviec manager or under network adapters. running windows 10. How do it get back to wifi?

Answer:Lenovo X1 carbon Wifi connection gone

Download and Reinstall the drivers from here:   WLAN Windows 10 64 Bit DriverWLAN Windows 10 32 Bit Driver: To determine which version of Windows 10 you have:Click "Start" > type in "Machine Name" a dialog box will pop up and under System Type will tell you whether you have 32 bit or 64 bit edition of Windows installed. Good luck.  

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On my T420 core i5 vpro (XP professional service pack3) i use at work and at home At home i've problem with the wifi connection :it happens that sometime it cannot connect on internet by wifi, but my tablet or mobile phone can connnectOther times i can connect without any problems,others i can connect to some sites and not to others (ex. i can connect to msn but not to hotmail) while my tablet doesn't find any issueI check the wireless set on my router (sitecom150N)and is set to auto- i download the last wireless driver 14.2.0.10 from Lenovo site but nothing it's changed No problems by cable :it works very well everytime somebody can help me ,thanks

Answer:LENOVO T420's wifi bad connection

hey venice66,welcome to the forums.curious to know, this wifi issue does it happen only at home but not in the office ? from what you have written, it would seem that office wifi doesn't seem to have any problem.I would recommend resetting the connection on your modem and setup the connection once more.





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Purchased a Lenovo Flex 2-15 for Christmas.  We can connect to the internet with the cable, but not using wifi.  Tech support told us it could be an issue with the computer only being able to use 2.4 GHZ, but no advice on how to fix it.   So, we exchanged it for the same model at the Microsoft store because the employee said he had never heard of such an issue.  He powered the new one up at store and connected to the wireless there, no problem.  Of course, you may not be surprised, but we broght the new one home and had the same issue with not being able to connect to the home wifi.  (Note that we have multiple other devices that easily connect including 3 other laptops). After reading through multiple blogs, decided to try switching channels on my router from Auto to Channel 1.  And, it worked!  Not sure for how long, but at least it is connected.   The jury is still out on whether we will keep the computer.  The Flex is not very flexible when it comes to Wifi.  

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Lenovo Ideapad z580 Win10 64 I updated the bios with the private update (I know now that I should have used the public update) Then it showed this menu:http://i.imgur.com/kZaO2tf.jpg Whenever I selected HDD, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds and return to this menu. I fixed it by going into BIOS and changing bootmode from UEFI to Legacy. it booted but now everything is slow. It takes 5 mins to boot up and a further 15 minutes to reach usable speeds (I only have 4 startup programs). I tried changing it back to UEFI and it gives me the same problem as shown in the picture. I tried installing the public update, but it says that I cannot update as the current bios version is the same or newer. I went into BIOS and enabled BIOS back flash, and now when I try to start the public update, it just crashes. I also cannot access the start menu (this problem may be seperate and unrelated) I have backed up files and am prepared to do a clean reinstall of Win10, but I feel this won't work as it's a BIOS issue. The computer is unusably slow: what should I do? Thanks

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According to the Lenovo Manual, I had tried the following steps for installing the Lenovo official Windows 8 recovery disks that I purchased from the Lenovo Recovery Support: 1.  Insert Disk #1 into E:/ drive2.  Restart my PC3.  Shut down my PC completely4.  Press the small Novo button right beside the Power On button5.  Select "BIOS Setup" option, then press "Enter" I was expect to see 2 options, "Legacy" & "UEFI", but they did not appear on my screen, instead, after pressing "Enter", my screen was redirected to the home screen. Any idea on how to go to the "UEFI" & "Legacy" from the BIOS Setup? Thanks!

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I am unable to open my bios setup tried all possible ways. Any help us most appreciated.  Thanks.

Answer:Problem opening Bios Setup OS Windows 8.1 Lenovo Z580

durga3007 wrote:I am unable to open my bios setup tried all possible ways. Any help us most appreciated.  Thanks.Do you mean that you can not access the bios? If yes, try powering down your unit. Wait for a few minutes then press the NOVO button. You should be presented with a menu. One of the option is to go to the bios. Select it by clicking your touchpad.

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Lenovo Ideapad z580 Win10 64 I updated the bios with the private update (I know now that I should have used the public update) Then it showed this menu:http://i.imgur.com/kZaO2tf.jpg Whenever I selected HDD, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds and return to this menu. I fixed it by going into BIOS and changing bootmode from UEFI to Legacy. it booted but now everything is slow. It takes 5 mins to boot up and a further 15 minutes to reach usable speeds (I only have 4 startup programs). I tried changing it back to UEFI and it gives me the same problem as shown in the picture. I tried installing the public update, but it says that I cannot update as the current bios version is the same or newer. I went into BIOS and enabled BIOS back flash, and now when I try to start the public update, it just crashes. I also cannot access the start menu (this problem may be seperate and unrelated) I have backed up files and am prepared to do a clean reinstall of Win10, but I feel this won't work as it's a BIOS issue. The computer is unusably slow: what should I do? Thanks  

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Hi I'm trying to get the hands free mode working in the food app on windows 8.1 It was working at some point but I removed permissions across the board and even disabled my webcam (in a mild fit of paranoia). Anyway I've re-enabled the webcam And the camera app works perfectly fine,I opened the food app and allowed it permission to access the camera and it still won't pick up the camera in handsfree mode. All that happens is that the GUI changes but the camera doesn't switch on (judging by the light) and motion doesn't work. Oh and it says hands free mode is off. What's up? How can it enter the GUI and not be in hands free mode?

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Dear friends, im facing multiple issues after upgrading to windows 10 home from windows 7 home basic service pack1. 1. Lenovo companion 3 cant recognise lenovo system interface foundation (even after restating) and prompting me to install again and again.2. some function keys are not working esp Fn+F5 , ONE KEY and fan speed buttons are not responding, OSD (caps -small) is not visible.3. Booting is very slow. Solutions please. Thank you

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the problem is my wifi connection is unstable. there is to much spike and high ping. otherside, my friend laptop have a stable connection. we are in the same connection. I've tried many solutions base on internet. I've been update the latest wifi driver. but i doesn't make any change. now i'm so frustrated. please help! thanksthis is what i mean

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Hi,
 
My lenovo g 580 laptop wifi connection issue ....wifi connected some place ......some place not connected show in limited 
access...but in that place connecting some other laptop but my laptop not connected show in limited access....
 
please help out getting this problem before 1 months please slove this any can help me out.....
 
 
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Hi, I just got a new Lenovo Y500, and it works very good, except for the wifi. The wifi connection is really bad for some reason. Sometimes it's okay, but then it drops and all my online games are lagging. I have no idea how to solve this problem. Maybe I have to update my drivers but I don't know how and which ones.  My wireless network adapter is:Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter Thanks for the help!

Answer:Lenovo Y500 terrible wifi connection

Nacher wrote:Hi, I just got a new Lenovo Y500, and it works very good, except for the wifi. The wifi connection is really bad for some reason. Sometimes it's okay, but then it drops and all my online games are lagging. I have no idea how to solve this problem. Maybe I have to update my drivers but I don't know how and which ones.  My wireless network adapter is:Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter Thanks for the help!May I know what os do you have?

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i have lenovo v510-?kb. it keeps drop when i connect wifi. Lan working good but when i connect wifi its drop after 5-6 min. ? need help

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Hello everyone. I have recently update my Y50-70 to Windows 10 Pro. My issue is that when i connect with Wi-fi to the internet i have about 15mbps while when i connect with ethernet i have around 35 mbps. My modem is 2 meters away from me and when i run the test with my Android phone through the same page for internet speed i get around 30mbps. I have the Broadcom 802.11ac network card. When i install the driver for this card from lenovo ( the WLAN Driver (Atheros, Broadcom, Realtek) driver) i cannot connect to any Wifi and sometimes i got a screen freeze so i forced reboot. I have tried to unistall the driver from device manager and then reboot my pc but i got the same result in speedtest.I called lenovo and they told me to wait until the driver is udated again (last update July of 2016) but they didn't know if the driver will be updated soon. Any solutions?Sorry for the bad english.

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 slow Wifi internet connection

I assume the problem come after Windows 10 Pro right? So, the problem would be either Driver... or just that Windows 10 try to download update to itself when you tested it. Well, mostly it is not Windows 10 updated but I think you should use stock Windows 10 Wifi Driver. My Wifi in Y50-70 is Atheros AR956x and using Windows 10 Driver right now. The Wifi speed look great. The speed is around 40Mbps (about 5 MB/s). I'm not using driver from Lenovo not because it is slow, but it is outdated. You can try using 'Iobit Driver Booster' to get newest WiFi Driver for your system and try that too. Although, I did have it installed in my system but I didn't have it install any newer WiFi Driver as I fairly pleased with driver from Microsoft.

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Hi, When i start my laptop its always taking a few minutes (3-5) when i got connected to my wifi. It does appear straight away in the menu but it cant connect immediatly. Do you guys know if this is normal or can it be fixed? I should have the latest drivers. I bought the laptop a week ago. Thanks.













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Answer:Slow wifi connection with Lenovo Y580

has anyone solved this problem? i have the same thing happening

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Dear Lenovo, I recently fixed my old G410 and reinstall XP instead of the original Vista, I had located all the compatible drivers for the installation but I still unable to connect to WIFI connection.  I found no error message on the hardware section and i can detect my wifi connection nearby but could not connect it.  The "connection" light is flashing when i am trying to connect but just could not get into the net. Thanks.  

Answer:Lenovo G410 wifi connection problem, please help!

How many characters is the network key? Do you use the windows wireless configuration utility to connect to the net via XP?If you have another laptop, change the network key of your network to something that is 8 characters. Use WPA2 security. This should help to fix the problem.

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We purchased 30 Lenovo N22 Chromebook and they are having issues connecting and staying connected to our Schools WiFi network.  It will just give us a searching icon  and then eventually say nothing is found, or if it locates it, it will ask for the password and then not connect.  We have N21 Chromebook and MacBooks that are on the same network, same room and they have no issues.   Anyone else seeing this with the N22's?  If so, any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:Lenovo N22 Chromebook and WiFi connection not working

I have had issues like this in the past with Chromebooks and it was a windows DHCP issue something to the tune of a BAD_ADDRESS Scope in DHCP server. I have not seen this re-emerge in sometime but wouldn't hurt to check your DHCP server logs.Hope this is helpfull. Thanks

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I have a yoga 13 (the oldest version) that recently broke on the base cover near to the hinge. I brought a replacement base cover (something I know Lenovo would probably not recommend). I went about disassembling the yoga and transferring all the components from the broken base cover to the new one. After reassembly, everything worked except for the wifi with the system stating that the local area connection adapter is disabled.I have checked the connections to the wifi card and all appear fine and have checked to see if the antennas on the new cover are broken by reconnecting up the ones from the broken cover but this does not work.Is this a problem with the system or alas a hardware problem that would need repairing?

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Having some troubles with an upgrade to Windows 8 and just wondering about my options to revert back to Windows 7.Computer is almost brand new with no "personal" information on it.

Answer:Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

What do you mean by "complete reset"? BTW





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I just formatted and installed.
Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install
Here is a snapshot:


1) Why Windows UEFI'ed installed couln't be able to detect THOSE 3 DEVICES thus INSTALLING THEIR DRIVERS?
2) Windows Legacy Instaled misses not only 3 but 6 devices.
3) Last but not least, although identified my wireless card (BroadCom 802.11n) hence Wi-Fi drivers are installed by Windows 8 themselves, by connection speed is way to slow........
HELP and explain please!!
 

Answer:Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install on a Lenovo Z580 ideapad

Lenovo Z580 comes with Windows 8 preinstalled, I don't understand what you were trying to achieve? :huh:

Is this after converting to GPT / UEFI . Am bit confused.
 

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I just formatted and installed.Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install Here is a snapshot:   1) Why Windows UEFI'ed installed couln't be able to detect THOSE 3 DEVICES thus INSTALLING THEIR DRIVERS? 2) Windows Legacy Instaled misses not only 3 but 6 devices. 3) Last but not least, although identified my wireless card (BroadCom 802.11n) hence Wi-Fi drivers are installed by Win8 themselves, by connection speed is way to slow........ HELP and explain please!!

Answer:Drivers missing after a Windows 8 Pro x64 UEFI Install on a Lenovo Z580 ideapad

Hello NikosGr, Windows 8 is still a new Operating System, therefore glitches still need to be worked out in future updates. Make sure to go to Lenovo's support website and see if there are any drivers for those devices for Windows 8. Try the Windows 7 drivers too as some of those will work with Windows 8. As for the Broadcom card being slow, they are decent cards, but not the best. I've had issues with mine when I first got my laptop. Hope that helps.





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Hi any one can help me to lost this problem, i just try again to upgrade my lenovo z580 to windows 8 and i get that ACPI driver is not compatible wiht that i really have done all what i have saw here but still have the same problem.
 
Maybe ony one can help me cause lenovo really dont help me. after alot of call~s to lenovo here in Nederlands and what peoples that here work say its only that my pc can~t be upgrade to Windows 8 but here also have a tropic that i can do and so i dont know why lenovo make so bad the life of the costums.
 
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Hi All, Wifi is showing all hotspots and when i click on connect, its connected but with warining symbol at toolbar wifi icon.(no connection) I have tried to upgrade to windows 10. Everything seems to be smooth except wifi.I have tried the following with the following solutions but thumps down1. Upgraded latest wifi drivers   2. Device manager uninstall and reinstall wifi drivers3. Registry HKEY delete and setting a flag4. Remove all VPN softwares5. Bios enable and disable6. Ip reset and renew It would be great if some one give me better solution.  Thanks in advance

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One day it start to losting wireless connection every 5-10 minutes, everything is ok with router, it is working on other computer.Everytime I need to reconnect, turn on/off wifi button etc. And after it it is working or not working.I have reinstalled the drivers and this problem still exist. 

Answer:Lenovo Y560 losting wifi connection every 5-10 minutes

Hello crackingcore and welcome to community,
 
You need to update the wireless lan driver and then the issue will resolved
 
If the issue persist then you need to update the BIOS
http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/in/en/driversdownloads/APR_Driver_List.aspx?CategoryID=661448&OS=0
 
Best Regards,
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My wifi connection weak and cannot connect even the modem is around the laptop(only 1 bar sometime don't have any bar), but my phone is full bar of wifi connection. Any solution for this? 

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad S410P wifi connection issue

Hi Marcus_Chuah,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Has this wifi Worked before?
 
Also
Can you check this art of the WLAN card

 
 
This is the WLAN antennae.
 
Make sure it is firmly attached also follow the color patern on the photo.
 
The instructions on how to get access to this part will be found here
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_s410ps410ptouchs510ps510ptouch_hmm.pdf
 
 
Let me know your findings
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 
 





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Hi, I have lenovo 3000 N500 with Vista Bussines, My WiFi switch is on, but the light isn't on. I am trying to get connection, but my wifi connection doesnt seem to find anything. I click on wireless connection in lenovo care to select radio WiFi. Too i am trying with enable WIFI on "Status WIFI"   but turn disabled in two seconds. Before, in XP this not happened. I am confused and not sure what to do. Help.

Answer:WiFi Keeps connection keeps switching off - Lenovo 3000 N500

Solucionado Instalar Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox... y actualizar BIOS Ready, now, ok Install Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox...and fix your problem: UPDATE BIOS

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Hi all I am using a Lenovo X1 model 129126U. Since last three months I am having problems connecting any bluetooth device to the machine, previously it used to work fine but then suddenly the bluetooth components dissappeared after several attempts and uninstalling and reinstalling drivers I have been unable to detect and connect any bluetooth devices. The original issue was that all BT components registered in the BT module suddenly disappered and when I tried to re connect the BT devices nothing happened. I continued to have this issue and was experiencing issues only in detecting and paring BT devices but more recently I had uninstalled and reinstalled all the drivers (bluetooth as well as wireless) I have started to experience a new issue that is as soon as I initiate the BT pairing activity my wireless connection gets dropped. Considering there may be a conflict between BT and WIFI, I even disabled the wireless and as discussed on various forums even changed the settings for wifi channel to 5.2g and tried to add BT devices but nothing happens except for dropping of the wifi connection as soon as BT pairing starts. I called Lenovo support and after discussion they even remotely connected to my machine and checked all the drivers and components but couldnt find any issues with the drivers nor any conflicts in the hardware components. They suspected that this is due to an MS update, whereas I suspect that the issue originated after the bios update version 1.66.2.01 or it ma... Read more

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Hello! For the first time in my life I am posting my own problem to a forum, after three days of almost no sleep, trying to fix this problem.No matter on what Wifi network, the internet speed tested in a few speed testing sites never passes 0.4 Kbp/s.I have seen endless threads, videos, discussions, and tried every solution offered.Non of them discussed the Wifi adapter I have.I have even re-installed Win 8.1, with no success of fixing it. These are my specs:Windows 8.1 (x64) (build 9600)LENOVO 33474HU ThinkPad TwistMain Circuit Board: LENOVO 33474HU Win8 STD DPK TPGCommunications: Broadcom: 2x2 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter Please! Help! Eitan.













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Tears of joy! Tears of joy! Tears of joy! Tears of joy! Tears of joy!  Thanks to Linney from the Microsoft community:  Is there any updated Broadcom Driver available? Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver (802.11a/b/g/n, b/g/n) for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) - Notebookhttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031761 https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Broadcom+Wireless+LAN+(802.11a%2Fb%2Fg%2Fn,+b%2Fg%2Fn)+for+Window... How to fix limited or no connectivity Wi-Fi issues in Windows 8http://fixedbyvonnie.com/2013/10/how-to-fix-limited-or-no-connectivity-wi-fi-issues-in-windows-8/#.U... 

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