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Windows 7: Automatically connect to Wi-Fi


28 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Automatically connect to Wi-Fi

Hello,

I need help.


This is the situation:

I have a SMC router at home. I also have two laptops. They are set to automatically connect to the routers network. The problem is that, when I turn on pc "A" and I log in, I'm already connected and can use the internet normally; when I turn on pc "B" and I log in, I need to wait like 30 seconds for the computer to connect to the preferred network automatically..

PC "A" connects instantly, as soon as the desktop appears.
PC "B" only connects like, 30 seconds after the desktop appears..

Where can I change this?

Thanks,
Difusal

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28 Mar 2011   #2

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I would have to look into this but that might be a delay for "A" to give permission to "B" to share the network.

Can you replicate this behaviour if you start "B" first instead of "A" to see if "A" has the same delay?
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28 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it has nothing no to do with the sequence of turning on the pcs, sorry :s

If I turn "B" on first, I still have to wait.
If after that, I turn on "A", it connects right on.
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28 Mar 2011   #4

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I would go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
Automatically connect to Wi-Fi-dishelnetwork.jpg And make sure "B's" properties are the same as "A's" It would help if you could have both machines side by side.

While you are in "B's" Network Connections Folder you could try the "Diagnose this connection" to see if that finds any problems.

Then go into your router from "A". Again, It would help if you could have both machines side by side
Quote:
How do I Login to the Router?
Open a new browser window and in the address bar type in 'http://192.168.2.1' or 'http://192.168.2.1:80' or 'http://192.168.2.1:88' and press enter.
SMC Networks - PROMOTION EN_USA

And make sure "B's" settings are the same as "A's"

It would also help if you could reveal the model number and whether the router is wired or wireless.

Edit:
Make sure both machines, and the router drivers are up to date.
Your country flag says Portugal, but this link has the USA flag in the upper left corner.
Yours may be different if your connection is in Portugal.
http://www.smc.com/index.cfm?event=d...aleCode=EN_USA


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28 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
I would have to look into this but that might be a delay for "A" to give permission to "B" to share the network.

Can you replicate this behaviour if you start "B" first instead of "A" to see if "A" has the same delay?
PC B is not connecting through PC A so why would the wireless router ask PC A for PC B to connect.

It is more then likely a setting in the driver of the wireless card in PC B. More then likely the driver doesn't fully load until Windows has completely started, desktop showing.
As with PC A the driver loads early on during the boot process and connect to the wireless router.

May be nothing you can do about other then changing out the wireless card and drivers in PC B.
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28 Mar 2011   #6

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Hi! Shootist, welcome to 7F

Would it help if the startup for B's router drivers were moved up in the order of startup?
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28 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi! Shootist, welcome to 7F

Would it help if the startup for B's router drivers were moved up in the order of startup?
The drivers shouldn't be in the startup folder. These hardware drivers are loaded by a service or by the RUN entry in the registry, NORMALLY.

If you do have something in the startup folder then it more then likely some type of connection manager installed by the cards manufacturer when you installed the driver. Which with Win XP and later OSs shouldn't be used. They were neede by older OSs because the OS didn't have any wireless connection stuff in it. Like Win 98 and maybe 2000. You should let Windows Wireless Zero Configuration control the connection. At least that is what it is called in Win XP. Not on a Win 7 PC right now to look what they call it on that OS.
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28 Mar 2011   #8

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My apologies, it was a poor choice of words when I said drivers, I did mean some type of connection mgr.

And thank you for the clarification on how windows handles the OS connections.
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28 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There may not be anything you can do about it. Each manufacturer has their own drivers and dependencies. It seems like the Intel cards connection quickly, where as Dell and Realtek might be a little slower, but nothing to be worried about.
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28 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for all the answers! when I have time, I'll try something and let you know.
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