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  1. #1
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    [Resovled]Must repair wireless connection with every reboot

    I'm very frustrated with Linksys tech support. All they can do is read the protocols.

    I need some help.

    I have a Wireless Router (WRT54G) and a Dell Notebook with a compatible Wireless Notebook Adapter (WPC54G). The router firmware has been updated.

    The connection is good and I can browse the Internet.

    When I restart the laptop, I cannot connect unless I have windows "repair" the connection. This is one of the options on the connection. When it repairs the connection, it disables the wireless adapter card and resets all the IP and DNS and Net Bios connections. If I allow windows to repair the card, everything is fine.

    Does anyone know what's going on here? Somehow the configuration of this connection is lost or defaulting to something else when my laptop is shut off.

    Thanks????
    MY QUIET SYSTEM

    AMD 64XP2 4600 XP2 @2.55
    ASUS A8V Deluxe - version 2.0 BIOS 1017
    Win XP Professional
    2 Gig (4x512) Corsair Value 3200LL
    Enermax 470W PS
    Temps CPU 39 Idle/ Heavy Load 50 Antec Sonata case
    Two 120G Western Digital Drives
    Zalman CNPS7700-Cu Cooler
    Antec Tri Cool 120 mm case fan
    AIW Radeon 800XT
    Sony DRU-540 DVD Burner

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    Re: Must repair wireless connection with every reboot

    Look at the config for the wireless card. If you have more than one wireless network available (like a neighbor's), make sure your network (router) is first in the priority. That way your laptop will not be sitting there trying to connect to the neighbor's network first.

    Also, download the latest wireless NIC driver and install it.

  3. #3
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    Re: Must repair wireless connection with every reboot

    All I can tell you is that I had the exact same problem but with Dlink equipment. I sent weeks trying to figure it out. Calls to tech support resulted in no fix. Today, we had to have the hard drive replaced and so we reinstalled the WinXP. Installed just the Dlink drives and rebooted. Now, the connection is now active when the computer starts up.

    My only guess is that there is something stopping your connection when Windows starts up.

  4. #4
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    Re: Must repair wireless connection with every reboot

    I forgot to post back.
    The problem was solved when I secured the network.
    Otherwise, Windows reset the adapter and network settings each time I tried to connect.
    I guess it is looking for secured networks.
    Thanks for the help.
    MY QUIET SYSTEM

    AMD 64XP2 4600 XP2 @2.55
    ASUS A8V Deluxe - version 2.0 BIOS 1017
    Win XP Professional
    2 Gig (4x512) Corsair Value 3200LL
    Enermax 470W PS
    Temps CPU 39 Idle/ Heavy Load 50 Antec Sonata case
    Two 120G Western Digital Drives
    Zalman CNPS7700-Cu Cooler
    Antec Tri Cool 120 mm case fan
    AIW Radeon 800XT
    Sony DRU-540 DVD Burner

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