Nework Connect Icon take over a Min. to load?

Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop (black)
December 15, 2010 at 06:27:11
Specs: Windows XP, 1.25G
Hello Everyone,

For some reason my Network Connection Icon takes over a minute to load. I ran a malware, virus and spy scan which did not come up with anything. I ran msconfig and unchecked all programs except the bare necessities. I unistalled and reinstalled the network card and drivers via device manager, yet it still takes over a minute to load. Its aggravating. Anyone have any ideas?


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#1
December 15, 2010 at 07:25:46
there have a norton softare by which i can install 5 pc in same lan

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#2
December 15, 2010 at 07:26:08
If you're connecting wirelessly, that's not unusual.

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#3
December 15, 2010 at 07:28:32
once format the PC then try to install netword drive make u sure u will not get that proble, further.

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#4
December 15, 2010 at 08:02:52
Praveenji,

No disrespect, but your not making any sense. Additionally, i really do not want to format my pc because of this issue.

Can anyone confirm with Tubesandwires? I just find it rather long for my Network Connection Icon to load after one minute.


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#5
December 15, 2010 at 10:30:13
I agree with Tubesandwires, but even after his post, you did not confirm/deny whether this is a wireless connection. We could use a LOT more detail than you have provided so far. Help us help you.

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#6
December 15, 2010 at 11:32:19
My apologies, yes i am connecting wirelessly. Please let me know what additional info you may need. This problem isnt something thats always occured only up until recently. My nephew and co-worker own the exact same laptop Dell Inspirion 1545 with the same specs yet theirs takes only a few seconds to load.

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#7
December 15, 2010 at 19:05:55
I'm assuming you're talking about how long it takes to connect when you first boot after the desktop screen has fully loaded. A minute or more after that is not unusual.

All (enabled) network adapters are enabled while booting, but a wireless connection requires that an additional program needs to load after that.
If you want to see what the difference is, disable your wireless adapter in it's configuration, shut down the computer, connect a network cable between your computer and the router, boot your computer. Your internet connection will work as soon as the desktop screen has fully loaded. (It may take a bit of time for it to connect the first time - after that it will connect right away.)

Even when another identical laptop has the identical wireless adapter, how long it takes to connect wirelessly when you first boot also depends on other factors - which router model you're connecting to, what type of wireless it is (e.g. G or N), how strong the signal is, etc., etc.
If your nephew and co-worker were connecting to the same router as you connect to at a similar distance from the router, the time it takes them to connect would be very similar.

A friend of mine got a delay of at least a minute with a wireless G adapter built into her HP laptop after the desktop screen was loaded, even when the laptop was new, connecting to a D-Link wireless B combo router / ADSL modem that was provided by her ISP . The same laptop connected the same wireless G adapter a bit faster to a standalone D-Link wireless G router connected to a standalone ADSL modem, but the difference wasn't all that signifcant. The routers were in the same room.

I have noticed similar when I have set up wireless connections for other people, and for myself when I tried that with my computers.
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If you're talking about it taking a minute to connect after that, that's a different subject.

The stronger the connection is between your wireless adapter and the router, the more likely it will connect faster.

If both the wireless adapter and the router use wireless N, the more likely it will connect faster.

If you're using a wireless settings program that did not come with Windows itself, you may get a faster connection if you DO NOT use that utility and use Window's built in Wireless Zero program instead.


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#8
December 15, 2010 at 19:28:57
If it only happened recently you could use System Restore, chosing a date just before it happened.

We all live on a ball.


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#9
December 16, 2010 at 06:04:21
Thanks for the feedback guys. The issue was resolved. My Laptop now barely takes 1 minute to load from push button til the last app loads. Previously it took 2:37. The Internect Connection icon now immediately connects to the internet as soon as the icon appears, previously it took over a minute to load then connect to the internet. I performed the following;

I went into control panel, ->Administrative Tools->Computer Management->Services and Applications ->Services then scrolled down to Workstation. I changed the Start Up type from "Automatic" to "Disabled". When its on "Automatic", startup is looking for a Client/Server relationship before it finishes and finally defaults when it doesn't get the "Handshake". In a stand-alone computer environment, it performed better "Disabled".


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#10
December 16, 2010 at 07:05:10
Interesting and informative feedback. Thank you, toicy4ya, well done.

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#11
December 16, 2010 at 10:23:33
I have my Workstation disabled too, apparently not needed unless you want access to network-shares. Nicely done and thanks for taking the trouble to pop back with the fix.

We all live on a ball.


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#12
December 16, 2010 at 11:16:12
We're glad to hear you solved your problem, but.....

"My Laptop now barely takes 1 minute to load from push button til the last app loads. Previously it took 2:37."

You didn't mention that before.
Of course, what your Windows loads while booting effects how long it takes Windows to load the desktop screen initially and how long it would take for the program that loads the wireless support to be ready.


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