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Wireless will not connect automatically Win XP

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  1. magic58

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    Hi, I was using an ASUS netbook Eee PC (1001PX) which is running Win XP SP3 trill about a year ago and had no problems with connecting to my wireless router at home. I then upgraded to another netbook and did not use this for about a year. Last week I pulled it out again to use it to listen to some streaming music.

    The first thing I did was to run the updates for XP and the antivirus. Also my previous modem/router was a NetComm NB9W and my new router is a D-Link DIR 835.
    I added the new connection the the netbook; however, when I now turn it on each time, it will not connect automatically.

    I notice that I have to click on "Refresh network lists". It will try and reconnect then, but fails. I then have to select the network and click 'Connect'. The box for entering the password will then come up. I then have to enter the password and confirm it. It will try and connect again and fail. I then click on "Refresh network lists" again and this time it connects. And yes, I have ticked the 'Automatic connection box.

    I have to go through this ritual each time I turn on the netbook. Any thoughts??
     
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    Hey JST1946, thanks for the reply. Turned the router off for about 10 minutes and turned on again, but the situation is still the same.

    I also have another laptop with Win XP SP 3 with all the updates installed just like the problem one, and it works without a problem. I have another 3 laptops plus another netbook running Win 7 with no issue. Even when I run my desktop on wireless, it connects automatically. Basically the problem happens with ASUS netbook alone.
     
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    do a system restore to before you did the updates & installed anti-virus to see if can connect alright. if connect then install anti-virus then connect again. if still connecting okay then do the updates & try connecting again.
     
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    Thanks ddp, but I managed to get it working now. I re-set the 'zero configuration' utility and it seems to be back to normal. I tried re-starting last night and again this morning and it’s connecting without a fuss. :)
     
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    Glad you got it working again and let us know what you did to correct the problem.Maybe it will be of some help to someone else in the future.
     
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    Hey JST1946, the problem seems to have returned despite connecting on 2 separate days on start-up. But in control panel I opened 'Administrative Tools', scrolled down to 'Wireless Zero Configuration', right clicked and clicked 're-start'

    I'll try the system restore as suggested and will get back.
     
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    are you using the windows program to connect to the router or the wireless card program?
     
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    Ok so I did a system restore, but it still would not connect. I was close to re-loading windows and thought I’d un-install the antivirus and try again. Unfortunately no joy. I then restarted the netbook and I immediately got connected. Tried it twice more and I was getting connected straight up. I then installed a trial version of Kaspersky, ran the update (had AVG before) and it continued to connect. Tried twice this morning and everything is fine.

    I guess AVG was the culprit. I have uninstalled AVG from my other computers in the past due to too many false positives (eg "autorun" on my usb stick)
     
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    I am using windows to connect. Did try and look for the ASUS client, but could not seem to find it. (Sorry I did not see this question earlier)
    It seems good now, but will try once again this evening and post accordingly.

    Thanks so much for all the help. :)

    So it worked fine for a couple of days and it started playing up again, so I made the big decission to start from scratch and reload windows.
     
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