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Windows 7: Not connecting to router automatically

08 Jun 2010   #1
Lykele

Windows XP
 
 
Not connecting to router automatically

I have a new Dell laptop that does not automatically see and connect to my Linksys router. Instead, I see in the lower right hand corner of the Taskbar a blinking yellow dot. When I right click on this a list pops up showing my Linksys and other wifi choices. I have no idea who or what the other choices are, but if I click on Linksys I'm good to go.

Is there a way to default to the Linksys at startup automatically?

Thanks for any ideas.

Jim


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08 Jun 2010   #2
jhon

w7 ultimate
 
 

have you try windows 7 solution center.its an app with flag.try to check internet connections,on the taskbar near the internet symbol.or update your drivers
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08 Jun 2010   #3
jhon

w7 ultimate
 
 

sorry for the reply.you have windows xp.i thought was w7.but try update drivers
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09 Jun 2010   #4
Lykele

Windows XP
 
 

Actually I do have Windows 7. Not sure how that Windows XP appears under my name. I will try that.
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09 Jun 2010   #5
Kari

 

Open the Network and Sharing Center, click Manage wireless networks. Double click your network to open it's properties, check that you have allowed to connect automatically to this network.

Kari

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09 Jun 2010   #6
Lykele

Windows XP
 
 

Ah, I think that was it.

Thanks for your time.

Jim
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09 Jun 2010   #7
Kari

 

You are welcome.
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