|" I have a desktop hooked up to a speedstream 4200 modem (telstra) and a d-link dl-524 router."|
????? Do you have the modem connected to the PC or to the router WAN port? The usual setup would be from Modem to Router then each client system connects to a LAN port ( Wired or wireless)
Why does the laptop not automatically re-connect wirelessly when rebooted? When you view available networks what shows? Are you running a secured wireless network and what level of encryption? WEP, WPA ?
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