Wireless Preferred Networks (Manual) vs (Automatic)
Posted on 2006-06-09
I have configured my Access Point (LinkSys WAP54G) to not broadcast, with WPA-PSK in TKIP, changed my administrative password too. So basically, should be secured. Now, under my Wireless Networks tabs off the Wireless Network Connection Properties, Preferred Networks, I can see my list of all configured WAPs I did. Some of them are marked (Manual) and some are (Automatic). To be able to connect to my WAPs, they seems to "have to be" (Automatic), when (Manual) they do not connect. I already tried to delete a (Manual) one and recreat it. That WAP then went to (Automatic). My question is why they go from (Automatic) to (Manual) and how can I connect to a (Manual) one. Hopefully I do not have to recreat them all the time ... because most of them are leaving office soon to be installed on our remote site...