I have a wireless network with 2 laptops, 2 PC's and a playstation. All Log onto the network and internet no problem but my new Laptop will not log on first time. If I disable the wireless and then enable it again it always works. Any ideas why it never does it first time. It is a HP with XP Home and my router is a Belkin.
Click the wireless icon in the system tray (Near The Clock) and select View Available Networks. To the left under Related Tasks select Change the order of preferred networks. Make sure your router is at the top of the list. Hope this helps!
but if you go to start>control panel>network connections and right click on the wireless network connection or whatever you have called it, select properties and under one of the tabs I'm sure theres a check box that says "automatically connect to my preferred networks" or something like that. See if you can find it and check if its ticked, if not pm me and I'll go on my xp pc later to check where it is.
When you are connected how strong is the signal? Also are there other wirelessnetworks within range? If so, they may be transmitting on the same channel or very close to it. (There are 11 to choose from I think) You could try:
a) Moving the router closer or putting it in a higher position. Even adjusting the direction of the aerial might help.
b) Change the channel of the router by moving up or down two channels.
The signal strength is perfect and there are up to 4 networks in range but none on channel 3 which is what I am on. All the other pc's and laptops work so i domt see how the router could be the fault. Thanks again for your time