laptop stopped connecting to my wireless sites automatically

Posted on 2014-08-14
Last Modified: 2014-08-28
About a week ago, I ran windows updates on my Dell Precision M6400 laptop which runs Windows 8.1. Since then, I have been having issues with my wireless connections. The connection is fine, no problem connecting to any wireless network but it's all my wireless networks that I would automatically connect to. When I show up at a site, it doesn't connect to any site automatically. I have to go in and select the hidden network and add it back in again, then it's happy. I come back the next day and I have to manually connect again. I know the definitions are still there because it keeps tacking on a number after the wireless name. Today, where I'm at, it shows 'wirelessnetwork 2 3 4'

Do I need to clean out all my customer wireless network definitions and start over? Or is there something else that is wrong?
Question by:johnny181
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    Expert Comment

    "It is a bug in windows 7

    Right click on your network, select properties, and uncheck the autoconnect option. REBOOT!

    Go back in and recheck the autoconnect option. REBOOT!

    It should now automatically connect.

    Windows 7 automatically checks the autoconnect option, but it doesn't correctly implement it until you clear it out and recheck it"


    Author Comment

    not fixed and I have about 45 wireless connections that I would have to go through.

    Accepted Solution

    I was able to fix this myself, there appears to be a limit to how many definitions you can have so I just deleted the entire list and started over and all is good now

    Author Closing Comment

    fixed myself

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