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Wireless shuts off my laptop everytime I turn it off.

Every time I shut my computer off my wireless turns off why? Also I have a Linksys wireless router and was told that my son could pick up the wireless signal next door to use his wireless laptop, but he can't pick up a signal, people tell me they pick up there neighbors all the time so why can't he pick up mine?

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Re: Wireless shuts off my laptop everytime I turn it off.

1.You probably have the internet connection shared through your computer..

2. you are either on a different channel or too far away.

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I have problems with my Dell wireless. I tried tried to install Linksys wireless. Now the linksys has been installed on my desktop. But i dont see any wireless networks on the systrayit is not connecting...

First--does your Dell have wireless capability? Most new computers do.
Next, is there a wireless switch that you must turn on--on the computer case?
Next--there is a Fn-Special function key combo that will turn on your wireless card. Did you press that combo?
Now look in you network connections--is there a wireless connection there and is it enabled?
You can also check in the device manager to see if the wireless card (under network devices) is there and is functioning. You may have to install or update the drivers.
Once you have installed or enabled the wireless device, you will see a wireless icon in the system tray.

Jun 14, 2010 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook


How to connect to always automatically connect to your SSID

Ever turn on your computer and try to connect to the internet? Ever see all the many SSIDs in your neighborhood listed in your wireless radar or your "Windows Wireless Connection". Then you'd scroll down to double click on your SSID so that you can connect to the internet. Imagine doing this everytime you have to connect to the internet. Wouldn't that be annoying?

The Objective
The objective of this Tip/How-To is to have you turn on your computer and connect to the internet automatically via your SSID (Wireless Network Name). Hence, you wouldn't need to manually find your SSID everytime you need to connect to the internet.


Pre-requisites or Must haves for this Tip to work
  1. A computer with a wireless adapter
  2. A wireless router
  3. An active internet service
  4. This tip is designed for Windows XP. I will post one up for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  5. This tip is designed to work with Wireless Networks (SSID) that do not have any passwords or encryption.

Active Tip Dictionary (throughout this TIP)
is the technical term for your broadcasted network name. This is basically what you will see listed in your WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIONS manager.

To make your computer connect automatically to the internet via your SSID, we will need to manually tell your computer to connect to your SSID and then we will need to save this setting so that your computer will automatically connect to your SSID everytime you turn on your computer.

Let's Begin.
Start your computer by turning it on.

Click on your Start Button.

Move your mouse over to Control Panel and then left click on it.

Double click on the Network Connections icon.

Double click on Wireless Connection. Now in the picture above you see Wireless Connection 3 but on your screen you should see Wireless Connection.


Now click on Properties.

Click on the Wireless Networks Tab.

Now scroll up and down under Preferred networks until you find your Wireless Network Name (SSID). For me, it's called linksys therefore I will select linksys.

Now click on Properties.

Now click on the Connection tab.

Under Automatic connection, click to check "Connect when this network is in range". This will tell your computer to connect automatically to your Wireless Network Name (SSID).

Click OK to save this setting.

Click OK again to get out of the Properties window.

Click OK again to get out of the Wireless Connections window.

Then click Close to close out of the Wireless Connections window.

And there you have it, you have setup to automatically connect to your Wireless Network (SSID) everytime you turn on your computer.

Now restart your computer and give it a few seconds, and voila, you are automatically connecting to your Wireless Network (SSID). Now you can surf the internet. You can set this on all your computers at home that have a wireless card.

Remember to give me a good rating and vote for me. If you require further tips and tricks, feel free to contact me through the contact box. I will post up your tip.

on Apr 05, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Make sure Wireless Zero Config is running.
Try to uninstall the wireless assitant software that came with the laptop (NOT THE WIRELESS CARD DRIVERS!!) and use the built in windows wireless assistant. (Usuelly does the job untill you deside someday to format your computer.)

Apr 21, 2010 | HP G60-230US Notebook

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Toshiba M35X-S311 laptop that wireless will work anywhere but not at the house, have a linksys router. Everybody else can come over and connect wirelessly to my router but when I turn my wireless button...

First You can not connected the net by Safemode.
Second, Use the wire, connect the Linksys to your computer, and if you are using another modem, set this first using same SSID and password.
Then remove the cable and set the wireless (Before That while cable is on see the wireless on linksys home page and access it. to get your key number or set it up.)
If you can not, try to see Cisco systems user guide.

Aug 15, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S311 Notebook

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After restarting the computer I have to operate wireless manually

Go to the Acer website , download and reinstall the drivers for the wireless adapter

Jul 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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Laptop shuts off and wireless messed up

Ok.. Seems like you have lot of issues. Lets deal with them one by one.
The over heating issue is common on many laptops especially while playing games. The simplest fix would be to update your BIOS. This will resolve the issue more often than not.
As for the remaining problems your chipset drivers are probably screwed which in turn have affected the graphics and wireless drivers. I would suggest that you re-install them all so that this issue can be resolved.
You can find all the drivers here
First update the bios, then the chipset driver followed by the grphics, wireless and any other stuff you want to.

Hope this helps,

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Wireless Problems

If there is a switch on the front of the computer, is it turned on?

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Wireless connection

First you must sure that your wireless card is working
Second confirm your wireless setup is right.
Then reset your wireless account. Or your laptop battery cant supply the power to your wireless card, check the metal connection.

Oct 28, 2008 | HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook

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No internet connection

Lets try this kjc. First I need to know the operating system you are using. Then I can walk you through the process of elimination. Let me know...take care.. Mark

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