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Wifi doesn't start automatically at bootup

Hello,

got a problem with a fujitsu M7440 on XP : wifi does not start automatically at bootup.
I need to press the quick launch button to enable wifi card at each startup.
It's ok if I put the pc in standby.
I installed all the latest drivers from fuji site. power manager software seems to enable the quick launch buttons.
but how to let it start automatically without manual action ?
if someone had this before.
thanks for reading.
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greg_vander
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edbedbCommented:
I would try putting the quick launch button target in the Startup folder.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
Assuming you are trying to use the wifi card using the card's wifi card manager and not the Windows WiFi confiuration utility, you should be able to just drag this icon into the startup group under:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

If the card's wifi manager is conflicting with the Window's WiFi service, then you may need to set the Windows WiFi service to manual. Click Start > Run > type in "services.msc" and click the OK button.
Scroll to bottom of list until you see Wireless Zero Configuration and set this to manual if it's conflicting.
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greg_vanderAuthor Commented:
thanks but already tried that.
the wireless utility see the card as desactivated until I press the button.
quick launch button are started but I need to simulate the activation of  the button.
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edbedbCommented:
I would go into Add or Remove Programs and uninstall the wireless utility and just use the standard Windows WiFi configuration utility.
If the wireless drivers get removed with the utility, use the Hardware Driver Wizard to reinstall them manually.
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greg_vanderAuthor Commented:
thank you but the drivers and utility are correct, it's just the quick launch utility that disable the wifi button at each startup.
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edbedbCommented:
Have you checked the wireless utility options? Maybe there is a setting for that.
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greg_vanderAuthor Commented:
yes I did, thanks
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
Did you try disabling the Wireless Zero Configuration service assuming the Fujitsu is using it's own WiFi manager?
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greg_vanderAuthor Commented:
already did that but no chance. thanks
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edbedbCommented:
Maybe I am wrong (as usual) but it seems that if Quick launch disables the wireless and there is no setting or maybe a registry hack to stop it from doing that. The only option would be to not use Quick launch.
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greg_vanderAuthor Commented:
it's not a very common problem and perhaps I did not explain it very well.
if I disable quick launch buttons the wifi does not start either, and I can not enable the card so there are no wifi at all.
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edbedbCommented:
I figured I was missing something. Now I understand why you were looking for somebody that had that problem before.
I will take one more stab at troubleshooting the problem. I would use msconfig or better Autoruns and temporarily disable anything I think might be responsible for turning off the wireless and give that a try.
Good luck.
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pinascodeCommented:
Hi
Had this exact problem with an AMilo Laptop. Check out this link.
http://www.evrim-sen.com/html/amilo-wireless-status.htm
basically it says to copy the vbs script somehwere and link it to the startup folder.
FS thinks its a great safety feature to not have Wireless turned on by default.
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