This bug couldn’t have come at a worse time.

What you need to know

  • A Wi-Fi bug has been discovered in Chrome OS 80, impacting the Lenovo Chromebook C340-11.
  • This bug causes the C340-11 to see a significantly weaker Wi-Fi signal than other devices, making it unable to connect to the router unless very close to the machine.
  • The problem has been fixed in Chrome OS 81, which is now slated to push to Stable next Tuesday on April 7.
  • If you need to fix the problem right now, your best bet is to hop onto the Beta channel.

I’ve been using and loving my Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 since it debuted last fall, but when Chrome 80 arrived at the beginning of the month, I began to notice something odd. My normally stable and dependable 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi began disconnecting from my Chromebook randomly, and I couldn’t see my 5Ghz network at all.

Turns out, I’m not the only one having issues: this is…

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