Wrong Wireless Connection

  hogan8 00:08 07 Jul 2009
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When I boot up my laptop it has started picking up an unsecured wireless connection rather than my own. How can I make mine default please.

  hogan8 00:19 07 Jul 2009

OK think I have found the answer I have moved the unsecured network down my list.

  mgmcc 08:07 07 Jul 2009

Moving it down the list means it will try to connect to your network first. If for any reason your network isn't available, it will still connect automatically to this other network. Delete this other network from the list.

  hogan8 08:15 07 Jul 2009

Many thanks, I have done the delete, my pc shows another 4 wireless connections so I have deleted them all now, rebooted the router etc and when I started up mine is there immediately, thanks for your advice.

  mooly 11:13 07 Jul 2009

On Vista (don't know what your running but think XP must be similar) when setting up and connecting to a network for the first time there is a check box to tick "always connect to this network"

  hogan8 11:40 07 Jul 2009

I am running Vista Business so I will have a look around to see if I can find the box.

  mooly 12:12 07 Jul 2009

Try clicking the start orb and look for "connect to" in the list of options displayed.
Perhaps try disconnecting from your network first, then connect and set it up again. Remember to have any "key" for your router handy.
You can also right click the wireless icon in the system tray to access these options.

  hogan8 15:21 07 Jul 2009

Got it thanks. Have shut down several times now and my own connection is up each time. Appreciate your assist.

  woodchip 16:02 07 Jul 2009

Will it let you set your ISP as Default Connection? it should

  hogan8 23:41 07 Jul 2009

Will it let you set your ISP as Default Connection? it should

Can't see anything which lets me set that.

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