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Help:Wireless Auto Connect No longer works

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by glaxxon, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. glaxxon

    glaxxon LI Guru Member

    I used the install wizard to add my notebook computer to my network and until recently it worked perfectly, connecting to the router whenever I turned the notebook on. Last week it stopped working. Now I have to add it to the network each time I want to use it. The only "new" program I installed recently was an update to Spybot Search and Destroy.

    I am running Windows XP Home SP2 on a Dell Dimension 8250 with the Linksys WRT54G router and a Dell Inspiron 1501 notebook running Windows XP SP2 Home.

    Anyone have any ideas?


  2. glaxxon

    glaxxon LI Guru Member

    I have discovered that the problem was from a program which changed the setting on the Wireless Zero Configuration from Start to Stop on boot up. I solved the problem by doing a System Restore back to Feb 12 the day before the Microsoft Security Updates were installed. So it may have been one of those programs or some other bug I picked up somewhere. At any rate, I have turned off my Automatic Updates for now.

    With Wireless Zero Configuration in the Stop mode, the Wi-Fi card is disabled.


    PS this applies to Win XP SP2
  3. noxela

    noxela LI Guru Member

    Open IE, go to Tools>Internet Options Click the Connection tab Click LAN settings. Check "Auto detect settings" check if this works. Or, go to Start Menu>Run type "cmd" (without the quotes). At the prompt type "ipconfig /release" hit enter. It show then say it was successful. Then type "ipconfig /renew" hit enter. That show do it. That might not work if you have and IP address specified in your network connection properties.

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