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Lenovo Yoga 13 Wifi Keeps Disconnecting


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We have been dealing with some Lenovo Yoga 13 ultrabooks recently and the wireless cards keep disconnecting and then refuse to reconnect. After reading on the Lenovo forums, this appears to be widespread on these models. Below are fixes we have compiled from different people that will fix the issue. We now have the Yoga 13 working properly.

#1 – Disable Realtek RTL8723A Wireless Suspend

Step 1

Bring up the device manager by searching “device manager” from the charms menu under settings.

Step 2

Click on network adapters in the device manager.

Step 3

Right click on “Realtek RTL8723A wireless …” under network adapters. Click on properties.

Step 4

In the properties box click on the advanced pane.

Step 5

Inside the advanced pane set the following values to these parameters:
Selective Suspend: Disabled

#2 – Change Suspend Timeout

Selective suspend timeout: 60
WiFi config: WiFi
Click OK to save settings.

#3 – Disable Power Saving on Nic

Step 1

Right click on the network adapter, go to properties.

Step 2

Click on Configure.

Step 3

Go to the Power Management tab and uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.”

network-card-power-management

#4 – Turn off password protected sharing

Step 1

Go to Network and Sharing Center and click on “Change Advanced sharing settings.”

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network-and-sharing-center

Step 2

Under “All Networks” select “Turn off password protected sharing.”

password-protected-sharing

To see more solutions and ideas, please check out the forum thread on the Yoga 13 Wifi Issues where a lot of these came from. Or if you have additional fixes, please post them below in the comments. Thank you!


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  • Conrad Southworth

    I’ve seen this issue with ASUS ZenBooks as well. Maybe this will help.

    • Please let us know if the above helps at all. We can update the post.

      Thanks!

  • Juha Sippola

    I bought my Yoga 13 recently, and after a few days usage the wlan dropped and also my bluetooth mouse started acting weird. I followed the steps above (which are in a very good level of detail by the way), but unfortunately they didn’t solve the problem. I continued with a couple of additional steps which solved my problem for the time being:

    #5 – Update the wlan and bluetooth driver
    Get driver from http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031976.
    After that I needed to repeat the step #2 above for Wifi config.

    #6 – Get rid of mouse pointer flicker
    Disable the “RunSwUDB” service: Charms, Search for “local services” in Settings, right-mouse on RunSwUSB and select Properties, Stop and set its Startup Type to Disabled.

    I found these steps from https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/yoga-13-wifi-issues/td-p/914595/page/77

    • The Trolling Koala

      why does the mouse pointer flicker affect it?