Solved: my computer won't find the network on the boot

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mhurley219

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I am trying to add my desktop to my home network. I have a D-link Di-624 wireless router and a hawking wireless usb adapter. When I boot up the adapter won't find the network. If I unplug the hawking adapter from the back of the computer and plug it right back in it picks it up quickly. What is the solution?

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Two ideas:

If you're using a hawking utility maybe you need to set an option for it to start automatically, or just reference it in your Startup folder.

If you're using Windows' WZC, maybe the service needs to be set to Automatic Startup type.
 

mhurley219

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I think the problem may be that the adapter is connecting before the computer finishes boting. the light on the hawking usb adapter shows a connection but there is no response by the computer.
 

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"adapter won't find the network" from your 1st post seems to be at odds with "adapter is connecting before the computer finishes boting" from your second post.

Please clarify.

Are you using a hawking utility or WZC to manage the wireless adaptor? If the later, try using the former.
 

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I am using the hawking utility to manage the adapter. To clarify my previous statement, the lights on the usb adapter come on and indicate a conection to the network before the computer finishes booting. However the computer will not respond untill I unplug the adapter and plug it back in.
 

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OK, think I finally got it. What happens when you try to use the utility after boot but before the adaptor unplug/plug; does it not scan properly or refuse to connect or even refuse to talk to you?

What about what I mentioned in my first post about the hawking utility: "maybe you need to set an option for it to start automatically, or just reference it in your Startup folder"?

There's always the standard suggestion of check their web site for possible updated driver or utility, or explanation of the problem; but doubt that will pay off.
 
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