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Windows 7: Will not connect automatically to router

25 Sep 2011   #11
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I think this time 2xg was talking about the connections not the adaptors, (see his first link) and I do believe under the connection properties somewhere there is a list of preferred networks and an option to connect to preferred connections automaticly.

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25 Sep 2011   #12

Win7 & Win8 64bit

You are absolutely correct Sub Styler. Thanks for the confirmation.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
I think this time 2xg was talking about the connections not the adaptors, (see his first link) and I do believe under the connection properties somewhere there is a list of preferred networks and an option to connect to preferred connections automaticly.
Dreamhunter - Pls follow the directions on those 2 links that I have provided in Post No. 9.

Another update will be appreciated.
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26 Sep 2011   #13

Ultimate 64

I tried both suggestions and these are the results.

When I try to delete a network on the 'basic network information' page using a right click on the networks name, nothing happens, a left click give me the connection status.

When I go to Manage wireless networks, there are no networks listed to remove, even though I am connected to one. Then when I try to add a network, I enter all the correct info (I did this for both networks available) I get a box stating "Access is denied".

Fortunately I can get connected by going to the systray and connecting to a network. If I could not do that, I could not send and receive these messages.

Do you have any other ideas?
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26 Sep 2011   #14

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Dreamhunter, I waited to see if others could give a successful answer to your problem as I had similar recently. Here's what I did.
First, connect your wireless pc to the router with a cable, change the SSID & Password, making sure the encryption type is compatible for your adapter. Power off the pc, power off the router, wait 1 minute and restart it, waiting till all lights show connected then restart your pc, enter new password. Now if it works, old connections can be trashed.
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26 Sep 2011   #15

Win7 & Win8 64bit

If you had a stable connection thru another Wi-Fi location, the issue might be coming from your own wireless network. Can be interference...... Try changing the wireless channel to either 1, 6 or 11 from your router. See which one you can get a steady connection.

Also, updating the router's firmware to the latest will be a great idea. You may download it from the manufacturer's site. Use a wired connection to install the firmware.
Today, I have been able to stay connected for several hours through the camp grounds wireless system.
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27 Sep 2011   #16

Ultimate 64

Roderunner, I can not connect a cable as the WI-FI antenna is several hundred feet from me.

2xg, I can not change the channels as the WI-FI router does not belong to me.

I am connecting with a Linksys Wireless-G PCI adapter model WMP54G that is plugged into my motherboard. I have an external antenna to give me greater range.

This adapter worked great with XP SP3, but when I reformatted my hard drive to do a clean install of Win7, I started having this problem so I am sure it is Win7 caused.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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27 Sep 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreamhunter View Post
When I connected to the wireless network, i checked 'connect automatically'.

The next rime I started the computer, the network was NOT connected.
Are you using a third party software to connect or Windows built in software?

Could be a conflict. If using thirdparty software disable it and use Windows. And then try the other way around.
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27 Sep 2011   #18

Win7 & Win8 64bit

I was going to add in my previous post asking if you own the router, I was too late.

Anyway, let's see if there's really a signal issue, perhaps we can recommend some high-gain device.
Install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
Click on the 'Show Networks' to display all wireless networks on the xirrus icon on your desktop if you have one running in a corner. Tap the Printscreen key on your keyboard, open up Paint then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then SAVE it. Upload and attached it here.
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27 Sep 2011   #19

Ultimate 64

2xg, I know it is not a signal strength problem as I have the same problem with my own in-RV router that is 10 feet from the PC, but I am not using it for internet connection any more, just in-RV connection to other PCs when needed. The campground signal shows all bars lighted.

In answer to aem, I am using Windows 7 software, not any third party.
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27 Sep 2011   #20

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Can be an interference? Can you please post the Xirrus snap shot, so that we'll find out.
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