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wifi start up on laptop

By jayno20
Nov 11, 2006
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  1. it seems like wifi starting up with windows makes things kinda slow (i am using windows wifi manager) sometimes the blue lines on the xp screen only roll by 6 times, and other times its over 12


    there doesnt seem to be any pattern to it, just random times its slower than other times... is there anything i can do to make sure it starts up as fast as possible?
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251


    As with any slow starting machine the answer lies in "MSCONFIG" as well as the "Services" that are set to load at start up.

    To get to Msconfig Start >run >msconfig> enter, the last tab is startup and in here you can see what is set to load when windows starts, I wouldnt suggest you mess to much as removing the wrong things can cause windows to misbehave a little, however take a look at whats in there and see what you have, if there is anything that you dont need just untick and reboot, I would suggest not unticking anything relating to antivirus and the like as these are quite essential.

    As for the "services" these are a little more complex but if you do a google on "XP services" you will get some good sites telling you what you can safely turn off....

    Regards
     
  3. jayno20

    jayno20 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 116

    i only have a few things in there, i keep pretty tight wraps on my system, just wifi seems to start slow the rest of it is fine... i disabled a bunch of services that helped speed it up a tad, but im looking for a reason why wifi takes so long...
     
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