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Brand New Lenovo z50 laptop


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#1
link to pc: Amazon.com : Lenovo Z50 Laptop Computer - 59436279 - Black - 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U / 1TB Hard Drive / 8GB RAM / 15.6" FHD 1920x1080 Display /Dual Band Wireless AC / DVD-Drive / Windows 8.1 : Computers & Accessories

so im pretty tech savy for an 18 year old; just got this bad boy in the mail today and fired him up. everything works great, typing on it now, however im using an Ethernet connection.

wifi connections wont pop up even though im right next to mine, and my iPhone and tablet are on my wifi too...


heres some screenshots:






I move to sacramento for school in two days, would like ot get this fixed ASAP

thanks all!


things ive already troubleshooted:

updating windows 8 to latest version and updates

updating wifi driver

disabling/renabling wifi driver

installing the wifi driver both from intel website AND having windows update it automatically

restarted like 5 times


anything else to try?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo
    Memory
    8gb ram

popeye

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You should upgrade to 8.1 for starters. Then go to Lenovo site and download latest drivers.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.
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#4
ssa.png update this is what it says when I download the drivers from the site you showed me, Lenovo.com
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo
    Memory
    8gb ram

popeye

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About all I have left is a reset or refresh, no idea why it doesn't work. You do have it turned on, a hard switch button maybe. Gone to Networks and Sharing in Control panel and tried to manually add it?

You do have to manually connect to a wireless network the first time. Type "connect to a network" in search and hit enter.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.
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#6
I think its a damaged wifi thing internally because I used a netgear usb and wifi works now; im just gonna return it and get a new one. thanks anywyas!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo
    Memory
    8gb ram