when i turn my lappy on it automatically connects to my wireless router. it has very good signal etc etc. but i cant connect to the internet until i go into the 192.168.1.1 settings on the browser and manually click connect.
when i look at available wireless networks. my one is listed as security enabled and manual.
how do i change my settings so that i can use the internet automatically without faffing about in 192.168.1.1?
Not too sure what router you have , but there must be something in the router setup that will keep it connected to your Internet provider , as for the laptop , if the network is listed in Windows as Security enabled and manual , get Windows to scan for networks , click on " Change order of preferred networks " highlight your network connection and then click " properties " , under the connection tab tick the box for " Connect when this network is in range " , also click the " Authentication " tab and make sure " Enable ieee 802.1x authentication for this network " is unticked , Ok your way back to the desktop .
Many routers have a feature that disconnects it from the internet after a certain amount of time of inactivity, causing the need for you to reconnect it when you start using it again.
The checkbox 'connect on demand' seems to suggest that it would automatically re-connect when you required internet access so I am surprised that you had to do it manually. The best thing to do now is to just try it again, say tomorrow, and see if it now works without you having to go into the 192.168.1.1 page since you have selected the 'keep alive' setting.
Lonemascot ...don't bother turning the wireless button on your laptop on and off , just leave it on , it'll connect automatically when you boot up , and it sounds like that was the problem with the router , well done !