Dell XPS 15 R2 - L502x - Owners Lounge

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by zygotic, Mar 23, 2011.

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  1. mkj

    mkj Notebook Consultant

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    esac, seems like you have the same issue as Occams_Cat did (look in the other L502X thread). First open up the bottom cover and check if both antennas (white and black wires) are attached to your WLAN card. Come back if that's not the case.
     
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    zygotic Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, that's exactly how it works. All antenna wires go through the screen bezel and apparently Dell gets these bezels already manufactured with antennas - either with WLAN antennas only or with WLAN and WWAN antennas. I hate them for doing that :mad:
     
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    How is the battery life with the 6 cell and the 9 cell?
     
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    Mine sees more networks than my Lenovo. Maybe something's faulty?
     
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    Maybe it's better if you let us know the type of Wi-Fi card you have.
     
  7. Checkmyra1se

    Checkmyra1se Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys. If you scroll on this page ()Top Games | GameZone.com with multitouch, does is goes very smoothly? Or does it stutter?
    TIA
     
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    Got a 6230 in my system. I can say without a doubt my new system sees more networks than any of my other laptops. Also all the throughput tests I have done have been faster in all instances. I am not getting any slow downs, copied over 400gbs of Music/videos to my home server wirelessly and had no problems. Not saying there isn't a problem , just that my system and setup is working as intended.

    Seems that some users are having problems with USB 3.0, so I decided to get two 1TB 3.0 external drives to play with. Have not seen any unusal activity. No slow downs, no sudden disconnects and each drive was found and loaded normally by Windows.

    The one negative that I have is the screen. In my opinion it is not as good a screen as on my XPS 1640, it feels like a step backwards. Even after color corrections everything is a bit washed out. The areas they did improve on is the screen has NO light bleedthrough around the edges. And the backlighting is extremely even thoughout the entire panel.
     
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    It is the Intel Centrino Advanced N 6230
     
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    Ok, Can you open up bottom panel and check if antenna wires are connected to Wi-Fi card?
     
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