Advent 7065 Wireless Networking

  highlands 19:56 24 Jun 2011
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I am trying to get wireless networking to work on an Advent 7065 laptop under Windows XP/SP3. When I enable the wireless LAN via Fn + F1 it detects networks in the area including my own (Netgear router) and works superbly well and is very fast. However, when I reboot, it reverts to no connectivity and I have to go through the process of enabling the wireless LAN each time. Is there any way to get it to retain the "LAN enabled" status when I reboot? I think the wireless Lan card is a Prism 3886.

  mgmcc 21:40 24 Jun 2011

It may be that, as a battery saving measure, the Laptop's default setting is for WiFi to be disabled. Have a look in the Power settings in Control Panel to see if there is an option to change this behaviour.

  highlands 08:33 25 Jun 2011
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Thanks mgmcc. You gave me the clue. I found a BIOS setting for wireless networking: options were "OFF on Boot" (default) or "Last Status".

Changed it to "Last Status" then re-enabled wireless in Windows via Fn + F1 and Eureka .... it works.

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