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My laptop does not like my work's wifi?

by thattori / July 12, 2013 1:51 AM PDT

I have a new P500 Lenovo laptop. It works fine on all wifi networks except for my work network (that works totally fine on all other computers and laptops throughout the building). No matter where I work - right next to the router, five feet away, etc - the signal is dropped every few minutes. This doesn't happen to anyone else, any other laptops. or anywhere else. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? It's getting to be quite a pain. Everything I've found has either been suggestions to bump up the router, which works fine, or to update drivers, which I have done.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 1:56 AM PDT

This year one of my own routers was being picky about what devices it would work with.

The big clue it was not my laptop was a note about issues with iPads. On a hunch I installed an older router firmware and the issue vanished.

The good news here is it's at work so your IT staffer should work on it.;threadListing you discover another issue you may encounter from time to time.

Certainly your IT staffer would know both these issues. Let them at it.
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by livepcexpert7 / July 19, 2013 9:09 AM PDT

01. Download the Wireless Drivers from the link -

02. Enter the Model Number of your Laptop and then click on : "Networking:
Wireless LAN"

03. Download all the drivers and save them on your computer

04. Click on Start - Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click
Device Manager

05. Expand the "Network Adapters", right-click the device entry, and click

06. On the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK to start the
uninstall process

07. Restart the Laptop

08. Install the Downloaded Drivers

09. Restart the Laptop and then connect to the Wireless Network that you

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by thattori / July 19, 2013 10:28 PM PDT

Thank you! I've done that before, but figured that trying it again wouldn't hurt - and for whatever reason, it worked this time. I literally uninstalled and reinstalled the exact same driver software. Weird!

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