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01-Jul-2012, 01:34 PM #1
Laptop won't auto connect wirelessly on boot.
I am working on a Compaq cq50 which I have re-formatted running Vista Home Premium. It connects fine with my LAN, and also connects wireless when I push the wireless switch...however...it won't connect wireless automatically when I boot..I always have to push the button. I don't think that is normal...I went to services and stopped the auto wlan and then deleted the existing profile and then re-established the wlan services and account...same results...Anyone got a clue???Thanks in advance.
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01-Jul-2012, 01:36 PM #2
Try updating your wireless driver.
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01-Jul-2012, 01:41 PM #3
Thanks, but I forgot to mention that I tried that as well.
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01-Jul-2012, 01:57 PM #4
Were you able to find an update for it?

Download UnknownDeviceIdentifierand post the log it Creates in your next reply.
Run the program allow it to finish then hit file> save > Save the file to desktop.The default file name will be DeviceList Attach Device list in your next reply.
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02-Jul-2012, 12:01 PM #5
Do you mean,
1. When you boot, the wireless adapter does not start / turn on
OR,
2. When I boot, the wireless adapter is on, but doesn't connect?

If #1. Could be a bios or startup setting that doesn't load / turn on the wireless at boot.



If #2. Have you checked to see if it is set to connect automatically?

Network and Sharing Center
Click Manage Wireless Networks in the left panel.
In the list of networks, click on your network.
"Connect automatically if this network is in range" and "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting" should be checked.
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