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Wireless Problem and Port Replicator

Posted on 2004-04-22
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Hi

I experienced something today that I haven't see before, The system was Windows 2000, on a Thinkpad with a port replicator, I used a linksys WPC54G NIC. Once the system was connected at the docking station it could be rebooted and it would automatically connect to the Wireless router. However if the PC, was shut down and removed from the port replicator and then restarted it would not connect automatically- I had to click on the wlan monitor in order for it to connect- I didn't even need to physical click on connect, I just had to bring the wlan monitor up.

It's almost as if the PC is remembering the last good connection to the network and tries to connect through it, and then as soon as the Lan monitor is launched it finds the network.

This problem occured in both directions, being removed from the port replicator and again when it was placed back on it!

Have you seen this kind of problem? I know it's not a great deal to click on the icon to get the connection back, but this is for my CEO and obviously it makes me look like I only completed half the job.

Any thoughts would be much appreceiated.

Kind regards, Nic
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Gareth Gudger earned 300 total points
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I assume you have a builtin network card inthe port replicator.

It might be conflicting with the wireless. Disable the builtin NIC on the port replicator within Windows 2000 and then try again and see what happens.
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