Hi My wife has a xp pc which connects to the router via a wireless usb adapter. Initially I was using a belkin F5D7050. On startup the machine doesn't automatically connect to the router, sometimes there is a message that there is no connectivity and so she has to right click the adapter icon and select repair (which then connected ok) or at startup the adapter is not detected at all and she has to unplug the adapter and plug it back in again and then it works ok. Belkin couldn't supply a solution and so i changed to a D-Link DWL-G122 adapter. This has the same problem. the wireless zero configuration service is set to start automatically (and does). Any suggestions? Thanks
So she has it plugged in while it's booting... okay. Try plugging it in only when you reach the login screen. It should work when permanently connected, though.
I would also suggest checking network-related services, one or more of which might be set to Manual and thus being forced to start when required. If it is slow to start, it will cause any dependent software or hardware to fail in turn.
These include: DHCP Client - Network Connections - Network Location Awareness - Plug and Play - Remote Access Connection Manager - Remote Procedure Call - SSDP Discovery - Workstation.
I've gone through all the services listed and changed them to automatic. I've done one shutdown and restart (once the adapter is started/detected it always is ok after a restart- its just startups it has an issue with) and see how we go for a couple of days.
I think the problem is with the pc because I've tried adapters by 2 different manufacturers but still th eproblem remains. I could not stop the service because there was no service to stop (adapter not detected).