Re: Automatically connect to wireless on boot-up




What brand of computer do you have? If it's a Lenovo, see this thread:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?query=will+not+automatically+connect&lang=en&cr=&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing&p=1&tid=b65e164a-011f-4981-8a10-6b054736272e&mid=a16ae1da-ee62-4b01-9305-a1fd50f43228

"Norm75" wrote:

I had another go at it and it seems to be successful. I checked the uac and
it shows on. This reminded me that I am the only user on this machine so I am
the administrator - I haven't used a password and from what I have read, it
is unwise to have the administrator user open all the time. I guess I should
give mysel another user account with limits and use the admin. account for
special actions.

I found the URL that you gave me - WSC - is sure excellent. I followed it
step by step. I have used Ad-aware on an earlier PC so installed on the
notebook. It found 5 infections which I then deleted.

Uninstalled the wireless driver. It stayd uninstalled this time. Then I
restarted the machine and lo and behold the wireless driver automatically
installed. I manually got the wireless working once. Then no to the 2nd and
3rd tries. Shut down the modem for 10 seconds and the wireless would manually
accept the SSID. At least it is working manually now which is a big step. If
it won't work automatically, so be it.

Once again, many thanks for your last post - it was sure helpful.

Norm.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

with UAC on, you should have been prompted to run services.msc.

did you turn off UAC? if you didn't, since it is on by default in
Vista, then some malware has most likely made some changes.

the fact that you have found malware is still worrisome. your system
still may be compromised.

I'd start at http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm and spend the time
insuring that everything is removed. I would never trust a single
tool.

On Tue, 6 Nov 2007 08:51:02 -0800, Norm75
<Norm75@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Good Morning,

I am the only one using this computer - there are no passwords to get onto
the computer. So I would think I am classed as the administrator. When I ran
services.msc I was not prompted for a yes or no to access this. I typed in
the services.msc in 'run' and it gave me the info.

I ran PC spyware doctor for the malicious software and it gave me 56
infections, 2 of which were rated high. The software fixed all infections. I
also downloaded the MS malicious software tool and subsequently ran it and no
infections showed up.

I tried to uninstall the wireless intel driver and as soon as it showed
uninstall, the system immediately started to install the driver and showed up
shortly as successfully installed. Again, the old 2006 driver was installed.

Tried repairing and turning off the modem and rebooting the laptop but the
same thing happened. It works fine with the cable connected so I guess I will
just forget the wireless.

Many thanks for your patience and guidance.

Norm.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

Please confirm you are an administrative user and that you ack yes
to the prompt to run services.msc.

It may be worth checking for malware on your system at this point
given that you can't get WLAN to stay as you've set it and the issue
installing drivers.

On Mon, 5 Nov 2007 20:16:01 -0800, Norm75
<Norm75@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Was able to tackle the uninstall of the driver tonight. I did it several
times - both uninstall and disable and uninstall. However, the wizard didn't
work as I had mentioned before. From the extracted zip file, I clicked on
iodifx.exe and it started to install. Said it was successful. But when I
checked it reinstalled the old v10.6.0.15 rather than the v11......version.
This seems to defy logic. Then I went into the path
\windows\system32\drivers\NETW3v32.sys. After the uninstall this file
remained. I was almost ready to delete this file as the new one appears to be
NETW4v32.sys which I could copy in. Then run install again. However, I was
hesitant without checking with you - is it wise or safe to simply delete the
NETW3v32.sys and paste in the v4 file or am I playing with fire?

Thanks. Norm.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

that is certainly worth trying. I know that some of the Intel
wireless adapters have had their share of Vista driver issues, but I
don't have a machine that uses Intel wireless.

another thing, run services.msc, scroll to the bottom of the list
and make sure WLAN Auto Config is started and set to automatic.

On Mon, 5 Nov 2007 13:44:01 -0800, Norm75
<Norm75@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Should I also be downloading the Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection ID
TOol v 3.0.5 dated 7/6/07?

Norm.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

Please go to
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2259

and download the newest drivers.

On Mon, 5 Nov 2007 11:40:00 -0800, Norm75
<Norm75@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

To my knowledge, I am not using an Intel Utility to manage the wireless. In
fact, I wasn't aware of any such thing. I have just been going to the Vista
Network sharing......

The driver is Intel, date: 30/10/06, version 10.6.0.29. Signature: MS
Windows hardware Compatibility. I clicked on the Update driver to be sure I
had the latest and apparently I have according to the response. It also
stated that this device is working properly.

Hope this helps and thanks for your responses.
Norm.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

1. are you using an Intel Utility to manage the wireless?
2. What driver for the Intel wireless are you using?

Start here
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/pro3945abg/index.htm

also see
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing/browse_thread/thread/131aab77737137f1/ea080ca7b251d775?hl=en&lnk=st&q=3945ABG+%2BVista+%2Bdriver#ea080ca7b251d775


On Mon, 5 Nov 2007 10:31:01 -0800, Norm75
<Norm75@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Thanks Barb for your advice. I'll give answers to your questions below as
well as add my notes as I tried to have the lap top connect automatically. I
changed from WEP to WPA - Personal [I don't seem to have WPA2]. Encryption:
TKIP. Security Key: entered. Just before doing this on the laptop, I
naturally changed the router through my PC. The router is a Siemens SC567
from Telus (our telecom in British Columbia) - installed about 2 weeks ago
when I upgraded the high speed to what they call high speed enhanced - faster
download.

I have been shutting down the notebook - haven't used hibernation.

Put in ipconfig/all with the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Kathleen&Norm>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : NormsToy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.invalid

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.invalid
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-A0-D1-65-BC-85
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.invalid
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Con
nection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-2E-25-87
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18d3:590e:f254:624b%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.65(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : November-05-07 9:07:46 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : November-06-07 9:07:44 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151001554
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
2001:0:4136:e388:3082:22be:3f57:febe(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3082:22be:3f57:febe%10(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.invalid
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.domain.invalid
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.phub.net.cable.rogers.com
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

From my notes, I offer the following which hopefully may also shed some light.

Brought up Network & Sharing Center.
- clickec on manage network connection. Wireless network connection:
Enabled, Shared.
Connect to a network - select a network to connect to: no network showing.
- Diagnose why windows cannot find any additional network. Identifying
problem. States:"the Windows Wireless Service is not running on this computer
[question Barb: I'm not sure how to set this to running?]
Start Windows Wireless Service. Repairing. States: "The problem has been
resolved"

Gives only limited connectivity.

Connect to network. Windows can't connect to "TopDrawer"[name of my network].
-Diagnose problem. Problem resolved is stated.

Then it says: "There might be a problem with 1 or more network adapters on
this computer. [I have it hardwired now to this notebook and working fine]
States: Wireless association failed due to an unknown reason.

I then connected the cable to this notebook and OK.

A very long winded response but I hope it is helpful. Please let me know if
I can provide you with other info. I am using a Toshiba Satellite purchased
last March with OEM - Vista Home Premium. I updated the network card driver
about 2 weeks ago. The network wireless card is: Intel (R)PRO/wireless
3945ABG network connection. The other network adapter is: Intel (R) PRO/10VE
network connection.

Thanks again. Norm.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

first of all, WEP is NOT safe. try WPA2 or WPA. after you've made
this change, please post the complete text output of

ipconfig /all

from an elevated command prompt. are you hibernating or shutting
down the laptop? does the router have the latest firmware? what
brand and hardware version router?

On Sun, 4 Nov 2007 12:29:01 -0800, Norm75
<Norm75@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am using Vista Home Premium. When I boot up my wireless connection on my
lap top to the router it won't connect automatically. I need to go through
the manual routine of diagnose and repair and it then connects. Takes time
and a real bother to wait for it all to happen. I have saved the connection
and checked the 'automatically connect ...'. I am using the WEP - 128
encription.

Please help as I am missing something here in the configuration or ??

Many thanks. Norm.
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