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Solved: Laptop not connecting to wireless on wake up

Discussion in 'Networking' started by don_1953, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. don_1953

    don_1953 Thread Starter

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    Sorry, I posted this first in the Windows XP forum...

    My wife has a COBY 10" netbook running Windows X home SP3.,
    we use a NETGEAR N150 Wireless Router and for some time now, whether she boots from a cold startup or "wakes" this laptop, it has lost the network connection. It gets the "Wireless networks detected" message, sees our Security-enabled wireless network, but instead of automatically connecting, it always asks for the network key.
    I have a second laptop (Toshiba Qosmio) that I only use some othe time, primarily for vacations, and when I turn this on it always connects right to the network, even if we've been away and connected to a hotel network. I never have to use the key for our home network once I get back home.

    She's getting pretty fed up having to constantly put in the network key on the COBY, this should be a "set it once" and it should remember it should it not? I'm sure it used to, have I missed something?
     
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    don_1953 Thread Starter

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    the model we have is: model number: NBPC1023XPBLK

    thank you for the drivers links, I did find driver download page on the COBY site

    http://www.cobyusa.com/?p=doc

    I first tried device manager and uninstalled, then, also found some related programs under ADD/Remove Programs ,and unstalled all wireless and LAN programs. I had a heck of a time getting those driver files to install correctly, thought I was good, but still face the issue of having to keep using the WEP key each time it goes to sleep or restart.

    It also seems to remember the Wireless profile even though I deleted that as well? This little laptop seems to have a mind of its own........
     
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    I have replied in the XP Forum.
     
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    don_1953 Thread Starter

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    Thank you, I tried every and all suggestions, with no impact whatsoever. whether she boots from a cold startup or "wakes" this laptop, it has lost the network connection. It gets the "Wireless networks detected" message, sees our Security-enabled wireless network, but instead of automatically connecting, it always asks for the network key.
    There is nothing important at all on this laptop, so, just before dinner I booted and hit F7, restored it to factory. It took less than 10 minutes, and after rebooting, putting in the Network key the first time, it's working just like it should again. I should have done this three months ago, I have lost count of the times I cleared the network list, and it never fixed it.
    Thanks again for your efforts, it's much appreciated :)
     
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