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x201 BSOD caused by Intel WIFI? Solution?

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x201 BSOD caused by Intel WIFI? Solution?

#1 Post by OldFong_v2.0 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:01 pm

I have an x201. It’s been a workhorse. The one problem is occasionally on heavy downloads or watching YouTube or certain websites, I get a BSOD. I didn’t save it to share with you folks but it seems to be related to WIFI. Based on research I have read about some older Intel WIFI cards not working with W8 nor W10. In one case I came across that W7 also had problems (and I am assuming due to new MSFT patches causing some issues of incompatibility). When I go to the Intel site to look for a driver it won’t allow me to download any updates pointing me back to Lenovo. In another case on the HP site, I read of a similar problem with different Centrino card where Intel said they won’t provide a remedy. Also read a case where someone with a T550 I think had to replace the WIFI card.
Any experience with this problem? Again, it’s not systemic but happens more than necessary. This happens at different WIFI locations (home and office) so it’s not a router or bandwidth issues as far as I believe.

What do do?

This is what I have:
Intel Centrino Advanced N 6250 AGN
Last driver version : 13.2.0.30 (Lenovo Thinkpad version)

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Re: x201 BSOD caused by Intel WIFI? Solution?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:21 pm

What OS?
No problems to D/L from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/produc ... -Dual-Band
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Re: x201 BSOD caused by Intel WIFI? Solution?

#3 Post by OldFong_v2.0 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:39 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:21 pm
What OS?
No problems to D/L from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/produc ... -Dual-Band
W7 64bit. I tried about a year ago and while I was able to download it would not install and asked me to install the laptop manufactuer's version.

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Re: x201 BSOD caused by Intel WIFI? Solution?

#4 Post by Dekks » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:19 am

uninstall hardware, force it to re find the card and reinstall drivers.
Home Win10/i5 Arch//i3-gaps T61//GNOME 3/X230 Tablet //Spectrwm X61 Bunsenlabs 9.4/X32/X201i
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Retired T60/X30/X31/X61S RIP R61/T400/T21/T43/X61T/X200T

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