I was recently in France, where I used my Windows 7 laptop to connect to the internet via a friend's Orange Livebox, using an ethernet connection.
Before this trip, my laptop always logged into my own home wireless network (I have a Belkin 54G router) within seconds of Windows starting up. But since I got home, wireless login is taking much longer.
I now have to wait 3 minutes or more before the laptop and the router establish wireless contact.
Nothing in my system has changed, other than the trip to France.
Any ideas on how I can restore my quick wireless connection, please?
Sorry for the delayed reply. Been babysitting the grandchildren!
I did what you suggested, and checked for any other wireless network connections on the computer (don't don't why I didn't do it before - doh!). I found that I had set up a wireless connection to my friend's network in France, as well as using ethernet. (I don't remember doing it, but I suspect that's the effect of cheap wine!).
I decided to keep that wireless connection for the next time I visit him, but I moved it down the list, so that my home wireless connection is at the top.
Many thanks for your help. And thanks also to howard64 for his contribution. Much appreciated.
Success! I now connect as soon as I start Windows. Obviously the computer was trying to connect to my friend's network first, failing, and then moving on to trying mine. That was the reason for the delay.