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Solved: How do I auto connect to wifi at boot?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by adsmith82, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. adsmith82

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    Windows 8 isn't connecting to wifi automatically when I turn my PC on. I have to connect manually, even though each time I connect, the box is checked for connect automatically.
     
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    When connecting there should be a "Remember connection" or something like that , that needs to be checked. It is the same on most any WiFi connection.
     
  3. adsmith82

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    as mentioned, this box is checked each time I connect, but does not work
     
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    Tell us more about this machine?

    Is it a new machine with OEM OS?
    Did you upgrade from a earlier Windows, if so which one?
    If upgraded what was the Make and model of it before the upgrade?
     
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    It's an upgrade version but I deleted the previous partition and did a clean install. My wifi adapter is Asus USB-N53. My friend has a 2011 Mac Mini with Windows 8 on a second partition and I believe it has the same problem.

    Also the PC is a custom build with MSI Z68 board, 2600K cpu, 256gb samsung 840 pro ssd, etc.
     
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    Some machines come with software that does this connecting, so you may want to have a look at the drivers and software at the OEM's website for your WiFI device in the computer. But make sure you get the Windows 8 drivers and software, if the OEM has them, the Windows 7 may work.

    Is this you device http://www.asus.com/Networking/USBN53/
    A external device?
     
  8. adsmith82

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    I used 7-zip to extract the driver from the file I downloaded from Asus, and used device manager to install the driver. I don't know if Windows update will find a driver for a device that is already working.
     
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    Re-opened as requested.
     
  10. adsmith82

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    Thanks Laura. There is a driver on Asus' site specifically for Windows 8 64 and so far it seems to be working. I don't know if the driver was there before but it is now. I rebooted twice and it connected before login. Hopefully it will keep working.

    Thanks again for reopening, at least I can post a solution for anyone else having the same problem.
     
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