I have just updated my broadband router from a BT Home Hub to a BT Home Hub2. On booting my computer which is running Windows XP it doesn't connect to the internet. I have to go through the procedure of entering the Wireless Key every time before it connects. On the old router, the connection was made on bootup. I have searched the help files looking for something that says "Connect to internet on opening of Windows" but without success. My wife has a laptop running Windows Vista and she connects without any problems on booting her computer. There must be a box to tick or un-tick somewhere, can anybody help?
I had the same thing with the Home Hub2, both my Vista machines connected every time, but the netbook my wife uses running that piece of tat called XP did just what yours is doing. It suddenly sorted itself after about two weeks. I believe BT do some sort of monitoring for a short while before they set you up permanently. You may find your sorts itself as well,if not get Vista.