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Hassle connecting to wireless internet

By sappleton
Jan 20, 2005
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  1. I have recently setup wireless internet on my laptop but have found that everytime I want to connect to the internet I have to: -
    1) click on 'view available wireless networks
    2) change advanced settings
    3) then tick the box saying "use windows to automatically configure my wireless internet settings

    is there anyway of connecting automatically so I dont have to keep doing this everytime I connect? (the box unticks itself everytime I switch the computer off)

    1) the signal strength is always 'excellent' above 90%
    2) when the box is ticked the internet works everytime
    3) I had this problem both before and after installed windows xp sp2
    4) There is no firewall
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    If your wireless adapter has a utility, you can use it to configure the settings(ssid and encryption) or if you'd rather let Windows do it, make sure you remove the utility.
    With some cards, its better to use their utility, with others you are better off using Windows.
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    you'll have to go into the control panel and find the screen that lists available wireless networks. select yours and add it to the 'preferred networks' box. this tells windows to look at the network in the 'preferred' box before any else, starting with the one on top. once done, it should hold itself...
  4. sappleton

    sappleton TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    its already a preferred network, the only 1 there
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    well if that and it';s associated checkboxed are fine, then i'd look elsewhere, like at the card's drivers. try updating them
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