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Network connection advanced settings do not keep

by Stygian77 / March 20, 2013 2:48 AM PDT

I recently switched from a wired LAN connection to wireless LAN. After booting up the PC the network connection always fails but I can fix this by changing the advanced settings, I manually place the check mark in the box to indicate "Let Windows Manage My Settings" (or something to that effect). After this the wireless connection is established and works fine. However after the PC is powered down and reboots the advanced settings revert back to the intial setting and I need to manually check the box in the advanced settings again. Is there any way to fix this?

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TRUE!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 2:53 AM PDT

I encountered this just last month on a fresh install of XP. What was it? Out of date drivers for my cards as well as Windows Update had not finished.

But given the slim details you gave all I can do is tell you it's true.
Bob

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corrupted file somewhere
by Stygian77 / March 20, 2013 10:51 AM PDT
In reply to: TRUE!

I was hoping there would be a slightly easy fix having to do with overwriting a driver file or something like that. I'm not an expert but this really stinks of being a corrupted driver file issue. It's all about ones and zeroes aye?

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But which one?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2013 10:58 AM PDT

Sadly there are thousands of wireless cards and then folk that attempt to try this with a LIMITED USER ACCOUNT which is a tar pit as well.

If it is a driver, you would need the make and model of most parts to go find updates.
Bob

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