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Solved CONSTANT internet dropping off every minute


ManOfShish

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#1
My laptop is a Lenovo Z580, the dropping off of internet has gotten worse over the weeks and it now d.c every minute even though it says it is connected in the side bar and i have to reconnect by disconnecting then reconnecting the wireless adapter. I have spent a long time troubleshooting this problem as soon as i come home from work, i have been on many forums and tried many different solutions from disabling power saver management, updating drivers, reseting TCP/IP and winsock as read on this forum and it only makes it worse.

Every other device in my house is connected fine and it seems only to be a windows 8 problem as other laptops/computers in my house are all windows 7 and they work fine, i even got a new router a few days ago and it has made no difference.:(

I don't really know what to do anymore, just patiently waiting for a windows 8 update.

I had to disconnect/reconnect to post this
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo Z580
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT 635m, INTEL HD 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft security essentials

xunile

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#2
Have you tried manually setting the IP address of the laptop to see if that makes a difference? It might be an issue with DHCP.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7

ManOfShish

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#3
Hi, thanks for the quick reply :), i've just done the above and will reply again to see if i'm still d.c
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo Z580
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT 635m, INTEL HD 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft security essentials

ManOfShish

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#4
It hasn't worked, i tried manually setting the DNS and that does not work either.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo Z580
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT 635m, INTEL HD 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft security essentials
#5
My laptop is a Lenovo Z580, the dropping off of internet has gotten worse over the weeks and it now d.c every minute even though it says it is connected in the side bar and i have to reconnect by disconnecting then reconnecting the wireless adapter. I have spent a long time troubleshooting this problem as soon as i come home from work, i have been on many forums and tried many different solutions from disabling power saver management, updating drivers, reseting TCP/IP and winsock as read on this forum and it only makes it worse.

Every other device in my house is connected fine and it seems only to be a windows 8 problem as other laptops/computers in my house are all windows 7 and they work fine, i even got a new router a few days ago and it has made no difference.:(

I don't really know what to do anymore, just patiently waiting for a windows 8 update.

I had to disconnect/reconnect to post this
Lots of problem reported with the Z580 and Windows 8.

Your best bet is to use the drivers from the Lenovo site. The chipset and the wireless drivers may help.

Drivers and software - IdeaPad Z580 Notebook
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

ManOfShish

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#6
It hasn't worked at all:mad:, anyways thanks for you help :) i'll have to try elsewhere

Jacob
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo Z580
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT 635m, INTEL HD 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft security essentials
#8
I'm wondering why disabling secure boot and booting up in safe mode was required just to uninstall the old driver and install the Windows one, might be a secure boot deal which I'm not entirely sure what it does with drivers.

Long as it works, and I'm glad you reported back in because everyone with Lenovo Z580 and Windows 8 seems to have these types of problems. Let us know if the Windows driver holds up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

ManOfShish

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#9
I'm wondering why disabling secure boot and booting up in safe mode was required just to uninstall the old driver and install the Windows one, might be a secure boot deal which I'm not entirely sure what it does with drivers.

Long as it works, and I'm glad you reported back in because everyone with Lenovo Z580 and Windows 8 seems to have these types of problems. Let us know if the Windows driver holds up.
I'm a bit lost too on the booting up in safe mode :sarc:, but what matters is that I can confirm that it WORKS for most if not all lenovo laptops with windows 8. I have had no problems so far and I hope it stays this way. If I do then I don't know what I'll do:p.

thanks everyone
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo Z580
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT 635m, INTEL HD 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft security essentials

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