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Locking in hardware and firmware configuration?

This is my last post in a thread in the Networking and Wireless forum, but I felt it could be aired here as well.
Please dont ask me how I managed it, but with a combination of the XP service, Wireless Zero Configuration, and manually entering my IP address and DNS address etc. in the adapter connection TCP/IP properties fields, I am accessing the net through my wireless modem/router, and all seems well.
Now I am reluctant to shut down this desktop, for fear of losing the settings when rebooting, which happened twice before.
So, how would you lock in this combination of hardware and firmware configuration, so that it will be retained next time I start up, please?

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My first choice

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would be to create a System Restore point.

But I am unsure if that will be sufficient to hold wireless TCP/IP and LAN settings.

Hopefully others will have better ideas.

Mark

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Mark, an update.

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Finally, I summoned up enough courage to reboot, but the wireless connection was lost.
I am able to reconnect eventually, but have to start the XP service WZC to hook into the router transmission, go into the connection TCP/IP properties, and uncheck "Use Windows to configure my wireless network".
This is a proverbial pain, so it looks as if I will be taking the box to my workbench to physically remove the Netgear WG311T PCI adapter, uninstall the software, and start all over again.

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Not Guaranteed but . . .

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Thanks, already set a new System Restore point.

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However, I am a bit reluctant to use Erunt, as I am wary of messing with the registry any more, seeing as I already run Registry Mechanic.
Anyhow, what will be, etc.

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Wellllllllll......................

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Firmware should be locked in once installed. The only way to get rid of it is to erase it by a mechanicle means, via reset button that presses with pin, or jumper settings.

To keep the ip settings, I think you need to make sure all the places that say get IP automatically are unchecked. Of course if you are not paying your ISP for a static IP, this will never work.

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Something to fool with to see if you can make it easier. . .

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1. The article [Q293118] describes step-by-step procedures of how to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard and helps you transfer files and settings from your old computer to your new one. You can transfer settings for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook Express, as well as desktop and display settings, dial-up connections, and other types of settings. As you go through the wizard, you can select the files and settings that you want to transfer.

2. ''List of Programs Whose Settings Are Migrated When You Use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (Q304903).''

3. ''Step-by-Step Guide to Migrating Files and Setting.''

4. ''FILE & SETTINGS TRANSFER'' published by Gary Woodruff.

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