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Connect to wireless network automatically on boot up

When I start up my Dell laptop it doesn connect to the wireless network automatically, I have to manually connect it. I have checked the settings and it is set to stay connected even when laptop is switched off and to connect automatically but im still having to do it manually.

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THIS IS A common problem with dell laptops,,dell laptops comes with 2 softwares,one is wireless zero configuration provided by microsoft,,the other is dell wireless WLAN card utility.go to start and all programs u will find dell wireless WLAN card utility.when u open the software there are 2/3 checkboxes at the top.disable the dell wireless WLAN card utility and use the wireless zer confiuration.Alternatively u can open up run and type services.msc and hit enter.look for Wireless zero configuration or WLAN configuration ,,double click on it and enable it,after tat u open the network connection window and right click on the wireless icon and hit enter,a box will come up with 3 tabs at teh top.click on teh middle tab and use windows to manage ur wireless netwrk.click apply or ok and restart the computer to check.if that doesnt resolve contact technical support and ask them to update the drivers of teh wireless card,,best of luck and infm me if ur problem gets resolved

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3. Under General tab, change the Startup type to Automatic and click Start button.

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