Laptop Start Up

  Molly_Don 14:05 01 Jan 2009

This is a xmas present I'm trying to sort out

I have a vista laptop, everytime I start the machine up I have to press the "FN+F10" key together to get connected to the internet

Is there anything I can do to resolve it

  Sea Urchin 14:18 01 Jan 2009

Fn+F10 will enable it, but you need to set up the connection - hopefully this might help

click here

  Molly_Don 14:34 01 Jan 2009

Hello Sea

Thx, but I followed the instructions on that link, but at the "Connect" stage it's showing connected, I don't see an option to "set this connection automatically"

  Sea Urchin 14:39 01 Jan 2009

Then it sounds as though you are connecting automatically - so all should be fine

  Sea Urchin 14:45 01 Jan 2009

Presumably it was showing as connected to your network. You could also check that Wireless Zero Configuration is running. Hold your Windows key +R and in the Run box type services.msc - click OK. Scroll down to Wireless Zero Configuration and make sure it shows Started

  Molly_Don 15:01 01 Jan 2009

Sea Urchin

OK, I don't see anything listed as Wireless Zero Configeration, this is what is listed in standard & extended
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  Sea Urchin 15:08 01 Jan 2009

Sorry about that - I don't have a Vista machine here at present - I assumed the services would be similar to XP. Hopefully someone with wireless on Vista can advise further.

  Molly_Don 15:17 01 Jan 2009

OK thx for the help so far.

  pompyx 15:21 01 Jan 2009

The Vista equivalent is WLAN Auto config which is shown as started. What Laptop is it as I have had a similar problem with an Toshiba.

  Molly_Don 15:32 01 Jan 2009

Hi pomp

It's an E-System 1212

  Sea Urchin 16:33 01 Jan 2009

Just a thought - when you boot up your laptop how long do you wait to see if it will connect to the Internet? Somebody asked me yesterday why their laptop (Vista) wasn't auto-connecting, and in fact it was - they just were not waiting the 30 seconds it took to link up.

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