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Windows 7: Won't automatically connect to wireless

26 May 2011   #1
PackersFTW

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Won't automatically connect to wireless

I have been Googling this for weeks, trying everything. It appears many people have this problem, and there are no solutions that work.

I've deleted my wireless networks, and then rediscovered them and chose to automatically connect. Done this a few times while troubleshooting. I did what one person said, which he said it's a bug with Windows 7, where you have to uncheck "connect automatically", then restart, then recheck it, then restart. Yes, that works, but only for one reboot. I notice that every network I can see has the "connect automatically" box checked, but the one I connect to doesn't have one at all. And yes I confirmed it's set to auto connect in the properties. I'm not having the problem where the box unchecks itself. I don't have to re-enter my password when I connect to my network at home. I'm not getting any type of errors.

I'm using an Intel 6205 wireless card, and the driver is only months old (newest driver I assume).

This guy is having the exact same problem as me: http://windows.bigresource.com/Win7-...-FUAjUUu3.html


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26 May 2011   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you have any third party security software (McAfee, Norton, etc) installed?
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26 May 2011   #3
PackersFTW

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Do you have any third party security software (McAfee, Norton, etc) installed?
Just MSE, so no.
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27 May 2011   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried taking your computer to someone else's house and attempting to connect via wifi, to see if you can reproduce the problem?
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27 May 2011   #5
MikeS104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Did you try checking the box to connect even when the SSID is not broadcast?
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27 May 2011   #6
PackersFTW

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikeS104 View Post
Did you try checking the box to connect even when the SSID is not broadcast?
I tried it at work.
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27 May 2011   #7
PackersFTW

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikeS104 View Post
Did you try checking the box to connect even when the SSID is not broadcast?
Yes. I thought this is only for when you can't see your network in the list?
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27 May 2011   #8
MikeS104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PackersFTW View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikeS104 View Post
Did you try checking the box to connect even when the SSID is not broadcast?
Yes. I thought this is only for when you can't see your network in the list?

That's called "hidden". Some APs have a setting to not broadcast in addition to making it hidden.
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28 May 2011   #9
PackersFTW

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you're reading this, and have this problem, go make a new thread on it so MS can see this problem is not a rare one!
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10 Jun 2011   #10
PackersFTW

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So no solution to this? My computer now auto connects to work, but not home here.
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