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Wireless network question

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Dutchml, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. Dutchml

    Dutchml Member

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    Anyone out there know why my my computer will no longer let Windows XP Home edition configure my wireless network settings by default? Every time I boot up my computer, I have to go in and check that box manually as it keeps unchecking it. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    is it not using WEP or something? did you just install SP2 perhaps?
     
  3. Dutchml

    Dutchml Member

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    I've got WEP enabled...haven't installed SP2 yet.
     
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    neilz New Member

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    Do you have any of the card manufacturer's software loaded ??

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  5. Dutchml

    Dutchml Member

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    Yep, actually uninstalled then re-installed it but made no difference.
     
  6. neilz

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    Well ... don't reinstall it as some of them disable the Windows 'Zero Configuration' function.

    Another thing I've noticed, is that if there are a few wireless networks in your area, and one of them has a stronger signal, WZC will try to connect to that signal, even though you may not have the passkey to access it.

    Lastly ... you are setup as admin for the system, right ?

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  7. Dutchml

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    Even though there are a few wireless networks nearby, I by far have the strongest signal and it always locks on to it. And, yes, I am set up as the admin for the system. It has to be some setting on the computer (laptop) that has disabled the "let Windows configure the wireless network" check box. It should be the default setting, but now the default setting keeps unchecking that box.
     

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