Sony Vaio Fit 15 Wi-Fi Issues




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Carol Sheppard: I am not a whiz by any means, but I had a Microsoft debugging network adapter, which I disabled. It now works like a charm (get it? Charm..Never mind)

Art Vandelay: Well, my mother bought a Vaio FIT 15 one week ago. Of course she had that problem and came to me that I solve it. It was really crazy, Wifi simply didn't work if the laptop wasn't in the same room as the router. And even when it was in the same room with the router the connection was very unstable. I bought then a Wifi-USB Adapter (a really small one, so it doesn't really disturb in everyday useage) and turned the on board Wifi Adapter off. Now it works perfect. Of course that's not what you expect if you buy such a machine, but it's a cheap and effective solution.

Jo Roosen: I replaced the BroadCom with the intel centrino advanced-n 6235 and updated the drivers. Easy replacement, cheap and works perfectly! (There is NOTHING wrong with the placement of the antenna's! ) Another thing to check: the OneDrive application was CONSTANTLY syncing A LOT of data to the cloud...stop this service! ;)

Sheik Filan: is it possible to use a toshiba satellite wi fi card?? it's from my old laptop, do you think it will work?

Mario Gadala-Maria: maybe usefull to sony vaoi users having these problem: I found the video of a guy who had the same problem with his sony vaio and he solved the problem doing the next steps: Go to wifi properties, click on your connection, then go to configurations, then go to power management or power economy and then eliminate the selected option and restart the pc, try it and your problem should be fixed for ever. Thank you, I hope I was helpful to you. The problem starts because these option says that it authorizes the machine to connect and disconnect the wifi to save power on the battery. I really hope these solves your problem. 

Mario Gadala-Maria: HI I had the same problems with mine, I have the fit 14 and the wifi was very bad, a mean very very bad, it started to get worst when I updated to 8.1, Now I installed the W7 and it works like a charm, all the problems disappeared, I am very happy.

theartist2701: Couldn't you just put the Ethernet cable in?

Jessica Jeanfelix: When I tilt the screen forward I get a WAY better signal... really weird...

lynn teeter: I think sony should give us a new one the wifi sucks so bad I get so damn pissed off because of this I love the computer its just the wifi sony needs to get there ass in high gear and fix this issue now

TJAM: they stop selling this computer on the SONY website now, the only one i found anywhere is a refurbished one on the currys website. 

trollosaurs: FIT 14 here.... sitting beside the router and its only at 3 bars. its freaking crape.

Jakesownfilms: No problem, Please remember to subscribe for more tech-unboxing that might be useful to you.

Haykal Nasution: the wifi sucks. i extremely disappointed by this laptop. but still you can replace the wifi card. and also the battery life even more suck.

MEGA canal LOCO: piece of crap...I keep having Wi-Fi problems...waste of money don't buy it

Aishwary Raj: hey ... is this wifi issue also there in the Sony Vaio Fit E series which are a bit cheaper than these . As I have heard this problem can be due to the aluminium body and the Fit E series have plastic bodies.

Uber Scout: This LAPTOP SUCKS. I'm returning it, im getting a new one.

Jakesownfilms: No I haven't used linux on this machine. The Wi-Fi issue seems to be a hardware issue.

Michael Roubos: I have the same laptop, only with 8Gb ram. I replaced the 1Tb HD with a 256 Liteon LAT-256M2S and looked for the WiFi card, but it's not easy to replace it. I did see something on the right side of the laptop with WiFi written on it, but the card itself i did not see it. A Intel Centrino Wireless-N 6235 and the antenna's around the screen if the laptop.

Uber Scout: Oh just so pissed off by Sony, but finally i returned my laptop today. I got an Windows 8 HP, baby just look likes an Apple Mac (I already got it, but its my brothers)

Shane Fatzinger: I'm having huge WiFi issues with the Fit E. I'm trying to transfer a backup of my music from my old computer to the Fit E across my internal LAN. It runs fine for about 15-20 minutes. Then the speed drops to about 355K. (At that point it becomes extremely unstable and fluctuates between 0 and 355, never actually finishing the transfer of the file it is working on). This is a brand new Fit E - fresh with nothing but Office on it. Terrible terrible terrible.

chaos926: It just shows an X on the battery icon

Jakesownfilms: My laptop is now broken. Power button broke and the whole motherboard needs replacing. Still after three weeks Sony still hasn't given it back to me.

george kotato: Everyone having slow downloading speed try DAP you get your full bandwidth speed with the free version

Jakesownfilms: No problem, In my view Dell 15R isn't great for you, It lacks a dedicated graphics card where Sony Vaio Fit 15 comes with 2GB one. On the Dell you will be sharing your graphics with your RAM (Example: 6GB = 5.7GB). This is not including the operating system yet with take more RAM. Also the screen resolution does suck on it, 1366X768 on a 15 inc. display, I would expect better and processor speed is only 1.9 GHz duel-core. It looks great, But lacks key features for users for its price.

AnibalValdesY: Jake, very good videos. Have you used any linux on this laptop and if this is a software or hardware issue as far as you know.??

Yolo Polo: Wiiiifffiii

Jakesownfilms: I'm sorry, currently don't have my laptop due to it being in repair by Sony. From what I know these machines are hard to repair due to it's overall new design, The parts to get these replaced still haven't been made by Sony who have said that the nearest time to repair (my machine) will be in Mid-December. I have filed for a complant, Maybe you should do the same too, Laptop screens shouldn't crack like. Hope this help.

Rob Masters: Are you sure it's the actual placement of the wifi card? Surely the card connects to an antenna that runs around the screen like in most laptops. So the ability of the card to pick up a strong wifi signal would be unrelated to the placement of the actual network card? I've got the fit 14 and I'm having the same problems, Sony told me it was a driver issue that they're working on fixing, I just assumed it's a cheap network card. Thanks for the video anyway.

Calvin D'Cruz: hi, i want to buy a sony laptop model no: SVF15218. i.e. sony new F15 sonic series. now that you have mentioned in the video about wifi issues. so i wanted to know that the full series has got a issue with wifi. i have to do a lot of browsing for my project work. please reply immediately. thanx in advance.

ben stephens: Would you recommend this laptop for School? Is the Wi-Fi a real major issue for school?

Jakesownfilms: There has not been any issues yet about the WiFi on the Fit E from what I've heard.

chaos926: I just got mine and i don't have wifi problem mines at 15mbps but for some reason my laptop is not detecting the battery?

Can Ozmen: Why don't you buy Lenovo or Asus?

jeshkam: Isn't this a BIOS issue or some settings in WIN 8 ? I don't think the placement of the card is the problem...I'll see when I get mine anyway...

Wario God: Just got the computer, wifi's slow but not too bad.

Bunfire123: Thank you again for this upload.

Jakesownfilms: I gave my recommendations for a laptop in your price range on my most recent live show which is on my channel.

Arsalan Sheikh: Please just tell me which laptop is best for me I have only $650.dell or sony and also which model is best?

Dieter Deschrijver: I have a vaio fit svf15a1z2eb and I used the latest fix from the usa support, and im back to 29mbps so, its not hardware, its some bug in the software.

Jakesownfilms: Great question. From what I have gathered all newer Sony laptop models have WiFi issues, If your looking for a laptop with great WiFi signals for browsing, try looking the HP model line-up such as the HP envy 14. Hope this help. Please remember to subscribe.

floootj3: I have this laptop for a week now, and my wifi is great. I get 20 mb/s en 2.4 mb/s upload. (I dont have a very expensive internet contract. The only thing i did notice, is that sometimes the signal drops, but then it connects again in a few seconds, not really enoying.

Wario God: Now it doesn't work at all.

Jakesownfilms: Speak to Sony, seems like you might have a damaged battery unit.

floootj3: and it only drops when i'm at school (far away from a router).

Uber Scout: freak OFF SONY, YOUR WI-FI SUCKS SO DON'T OFFER ME 100$ FOR THE CHEAPcrap, TO KEEP IT. CUZ IT SUCKS IM GETTING MY MONEY 500$ WASTED BUT IM RETURNING SO freak OFF SONY, NEVER GONNA BUY A SONY SUCH AS PS3 (Well maybe) BUT NOT PS4 OR THE crapTY XPERIA Z1. I MIGHT GET SAMSUNG MICROSOFT OR IPHONE.

B. L. Ackcat: Jake. We have one of these laptops. The screen has cracked within weeks. No pressure applied, only transported with lid closed in a suitcase wrapped in jumpers. Fragile or what! How do you remove the screen on this version of Vaio? Far to expensive to ask Sony to fix, so will try myself... but need your help first. Any chance of a video. Or just a quick explanation. Thanks in advance.

celonman: Good thing I saw this before buying it. Thank you

Jakesownfilms: Bit weird for a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 6235 card is struggling, Shame for this downfall.

Wario God: It has full bars but is just a little slow

Shan original: i brought this laptop and the wifi sucks and i wasted my fking money pissed off

Rating:
Sony Vaio Fit 15 Wi-Fi issues 3.8 out of 5

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