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Delay Asus Wireless Control Centre Startup in System Tray

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Just installed the wireless card in a wireless enabled MOBO (Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe).  The Asus utilities install on top of the XP wireless configuration, and you choose Asus for controlling the settings when prompted.

At the moment on boot up the XP wireless starts up and then gets replaced by the Asus control centre.  My trouble is that sometimes the Asus control centre starts up too quick and the XP part has not finished and I am left with a 'Wireless Connection not available icon in the system tray'.  

If I restart the Asus utilities it is all OK.  So I can only assume that the Asus control centre starts up too quickly on some occasions.  Is there any way I can hack the registry and delay the startup of the control centre by a second or so?

Thanks,

Mark
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by:RusherNL
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Hi,

Have you considered just using the winxp wireless configuration tool and not using the asus utility?
Because in my opinion the asus utility doesnt really add anything.

If you dont want to use the winxp wlan config tool, you could consider making a link to asus utility's on your desktop and removing the asus utility from the startup on boot list. Then everytime your pc is done booting you could start the utility manually

Lastly if you want none of that, here's a link to set dependencies for services, it might help you out.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;193888

Good luck,
Hugo
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by:marky9074
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With the configuration I have the Asus control center works as a soft AP.  Can I configure the same with Windows?

I dont fancy starting up the control center manually, would rather just set a delay.

Unfortunately the control center isnt listed as a service so I cant try the other route either...

Mark
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/columns/bowman/02april08.asp(only covers winxp without SP1, it differs slightly with SP1)
http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/1/e/a1efd204-bcac-4b0e-8d3a-d16aadbc1dbb/AdHocICS.doc(Covers both)

These two links helped me setup a soft AP with windows. Unfortunatly i couldnt test if i could browse with it since i only have one laptop present at the time of writing, I found the top one more helpful because it has graphical support, if you have SP1 and you cant find your way check the 2nd link if you can find what you are looking for there. They both use kind of the same lay-out so its not hard to find.

i hope this helps

Good Luck,
Hugo
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by:marky9074
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Hi Hugo,

Managed to set it all up OK, much the same as the Asus utiliities.  Though when I went to set up the wep keys it all went wrong.  I assigned the same keys as my other wireless device, but it failed to work.  Unfortunately, the other device is an Xbox with an Asus wireless adapter, so I cant set it up any other way than the Asus way..

On the bright side, as the windows part is configured now, when the Asus utilities load on top, I dont have the orginal problem.  As even if the Asus utilities load too quick, the windows bits are OK and I am not left with a 'Wireless connection not available' icon.

I guess we have sort of got a good workaround.

Cheers,

Mark
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by:RusherNL
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Hi Mark,

Im glad it works now.

Good luck with the wireless network :)

Cheers,
Hugo
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