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Issue with Intel 6300 WiFi card in my T430

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Issue with Intel 6300 WiFi card in my T430

#1 Post by sktn77a » Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:46 pm

Yes, I know she's an old boat but my T430 meets all my needs.  I updated the stock Intel N-2200 2x2 wifi card to an N-6205 card with no issues.  I eventually updated to an N-6300 3x3 card (all of these cards were Lenovo FRUs).  The Thinkpad has all three antennas for the 6300 and range/speed is good.  However, since moving to the 6300 card, it is extremely slow to come back online after waking from sleep compared to the 2x2 cards.  Anybody know what's going on here?
Keith
(Formerly 600E, T21, T30, T40, T41, 2xT42, 2xT61p, T420, 2x Ideapad K1)
(Currently 4xT430, 2xT460, H520S, M910q, M920q, M70q)

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Re: Issue with Intel 6300 WiFi card in my T430

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:36 am

My T440p with Intel AC-7260 has the same problem.
After it has fallen asleep it can take up to 3 minutes(!) to reconnect to the internet.
So to avoid 'sleeping' I have an online radio station (Classic FM) running all the time, but with the sound muted as and when needed.
My wife's X250 with AC-7265 does not have that reconnect problem.
Both machines run W7.

EDIT:
This is what I had:
Control panel>Device manager>Network adapters>AC-7260>Properties>Power management>UNticked Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power
Control panel>Power options>Change plan settings>Change advanced power settings>Wireless adaptor settings>Power saving mode>Plugged in: Maximum performance

As an experiment, I have made another power settings change:
Control panel>Power options>Change plan settings>Change advanced power settings>PCI Express>Link state...>Plugged in: Off
This, because my AC-726 is a PCIe card.
Let's see what happens.
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Re: Issue with Intel 6300 WiFi card in my T430

#3 Post by sktn77a » Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:01 pm

Thanks RBS. Yes, I think you're right, it may be something to do with the power saving (although why it should only occur with one of the three cards, I don't know). I'll mess around with that and report back.
Keith
(Formerly 600E, T21, T30, T40, T41, 2xT42, 2xT61p, T420, 2x Ideapad K1)
(Currently 4xT430, 2xT460, H520S, M910q, M920q, M70q)

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