Wireless connection fails on start up

Samsung / X60
October 11, 2009 at 02:10:22
Specs: Windows XP
From time to time when I start up I have no
wireless network connection. I have to Open
network connections select properties then
wireless settings and tick the box "Let
windows configure my wireless network
settings". Everything is then OK. This only
happens on start up and not every time. Can
anyone suggest a solution please.

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#1
October 11, 2009 at 12:33:25
From your statement :

"I have to Open network connections select properties then wireless settings and tick the box "Let windows configure my wireless network settings" "

It sounds like you have a 3rd party or native client that is associated with your wireless adapter. This wireless client is occasionally setting itself as your default client for managing your wireless network adapter and connections but the problem is that you probably haven't set up the client to work with your router/access point. So when the client sets itself as default and loads up, it doesn't connect to any wireless access points thus you have no connection. What you must do to fix this is either entirely disable the other wireless client, uninstall this client, or setup the client to connect to your router/access point properly and use it as your default wireless monitoring utility. There is no point in just switching to the windows configuration to manage your wireless connections while leaving the other wireless client on. This wastes computer resources because this piece of software is running in the background doing nothing.

I hope this is the case and you will have this resolved your problem with this solution.


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#2
October 12, 2009 at 10:57:50
Thanks very much, I had an idea it was something like that, but
I have no idea what other client may be causing the problem. Do
you know of any way I can find this out? As far as I can recall I
have never installed any other client and I am bit baffled as to
how this has happened.

Thanks again


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#3
October 12, 2009 at 22:56:33
Hey,

The other client might have already been installed prior to the purchase of your laptop. So it was probably bundled software for your laptop. You can check out some of the icons on your system tray ( bottom right corner of your screen ) and see if any of them relate to your wireless adapter or see if any of them are referring to wireless networking in any way. Also, browse through your start menu and try to see if there are any programs that relate to your wireless connection that isn't made by Microsoft.


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#4
October 15, 2009 at 07:58:48
Many thanks, it was the Samsung Network Manager. I just
changed it's name and everything seems OK.

Thanks again


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