How to set no network reconnect at startup

By yosemsam
May 5, 2008
  1. Hello everyone.

    My windows xp computer produces a minor annoyance by taking roughly 3 minutes on startup to connect to my wireless adapter. I've read places that there is an option in windows xp where i can choose not to refresh the wireless connections on startup and instead go with the last used network configuration.

    If someone knows the steps necessary to achieve such a task, i would greatly appreciate it.

  2. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    Disable the network connection: Right-click the icon for the wireless connection ! choose 'disable' from the pop-up menu.

    If this is a laptop, there may be a toggle switch that turns off the wifi connection in order to conserve battery power.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    delete ALL connections under View Network Connections.

    establish a New one to the preferred connection.
    When making this connection, do not select connect to p2p adhoc.

    DO NOT CLOSE or disconnect this site; if you wish to 'disconnect', use the slide switch
    to power off the adaptor. this will become the default connection.
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