Laptop taking ages to connect to router

  rawprawn 11:57 16 Sep 2011
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Recently this problem is occurring when I start up, if I log off while waiting for it to connect it then connects straight away as normal. I have scanned for Malware, I have changed Channels, I have reset the BT Hub to default. Any help appreciated, once connected there are no problems and I get very good connection speeds.

  rawprawn 12:41 16 Sep 2011

I have also flushed dns. I don't know if it's relevant, but the Volume icon has completely disappeared from the system tray selection.

  mooly 12:48 16 Sep 2011

Hmmm... I would delete your wireless connection from the PC and then set it up again. Make sure you select "always use this connection first" or some such message that appears (I forget exact details)

As for icons... whats the OS :)

This works for Vista, I guess W7 is similar

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/clean-up-past-notification-icons-in-windows-vista/

  Woolwell 12:48 16 Sep 2011

Doubt that I can help with the connection issue but details of OS and laptop model may help others.

  rawprawn 13:00 16 Sep 2011

Sorry, Windows 7 Premium. I will try your suggestion after lunch mooly. Thanks RP

  rdave13 13:10 16 Sep 2011
  rawprawn 13:45 16 Sep 2011

rdave13 Many Thanks, that worked a treat.

  rawprawn 13:46 16 Sep 2011

moolysorry no luck, deleted and re setup. No different.

  rawprawn 13:51 16 Sep 2011

I am thinking of doing a fresh install, but my disk isn't SP1, will windows simply update, or can I download SP1 first and save it to a USB Drive. Then install it when W& has loaded.

  rdave13 14:08 16 Sep 2011

Have a look here , I've reinstalled with the home premium 32 and 64 bit from these isos. Handy even if you don't reinstall.

  rawprawn 14:18 16 Sep 2011

rdave13 Thanks for that link I am downloading now. If all else fails I will do a fresh re install using your iso.

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