Quote: Originally Posted by jiggy1965
Alas, updating the drivers didn't help. Thought it did the first time, but I guess sometimes it connects faster then other times. Today I manually had try to connect again for about 15 times. I chose 'make connection' (had 'automatic' checked but that didn't do anything), got the 'making connection' popup and after a few seconds the 'can't make a connection' popup with the troubleshooting option. Tried to do that, but it couldn't find a solution.
Basically, nothing has changed. I still have to do a few manual tries before it finally connects. And when it does I can internet without problems. My other netbook and iphone work just fine. Tried to turn off wifi on my iphone. Thought perhaps that would work against it, but no results.
Any other areas I could check before I hand it over to my computer repair shop to perhaps replace the wireless adapter?
To determine if this problem is caused by an installed program or A/V software, you should start up in safe mode with networking and see if the problem persists or not.
A repair shop won't waste any time trying to fix this problem, they will only save your files and reinstall the Op system charging you a small fortune for doing something that you can easily do yourself.
You can also try clearing out some files which can cause this wireless connection start up problem to occur. The link below shows you how. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-a74fd1825dd8
It should also help to define the wireless settings in the wireless manager in the Network and Sharing Center. The auto settings don't always work for this.