Having to Retype the WEP Key

elksOctober 31, 2011

My daughter wanted to load pictures onto a second computer we have that only has one working USB input. She unplugged the Wireless USB adaptor without disconnecting from the network, and now every time we turn on the computer, we have to right click on the LAN Card Status, Launch Config Utilities, click on the correct service and enter the WEP Key. I do not know how to save the Key number. I almost have the 26 number key memorized. Suggestions?

Thanks,

Steve

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zep516

Selecting the desired connection should offer two options,
"connect" and "connect automatically" - selecting "connect automatically"

See if that helps for starters.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 7:47AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

might help to power down everything and start over from scratch so it is all done at one time. Power off all the computers, then unplug power from the router and modem. Wait about 5 mins then power up first the modem, wait, then the router, wait till all lit, then the computers. Enter the info if asked and make sure it is as zep mentioned. Some I have seen do ask if if you want to remember that network say yes if you see that.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 1:37PM
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elks

Thanks for the suggestions.
While I was waiting for this computer to fire up, and was playing with the one in trouble, I right clicked on the LAN Card Status again and was given another option. It's gone now again, but was something like start Microsoft Configuration Utility, so I did, entered the key twice, okayed it, and voila! connection and connection automatic when I rebooted. I'm sure if you hadn't suggested things, I would never have found the solution, and now I have other things I can try next time.
Steve

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 3:58PM
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zep516

Maybe it was this,
Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC), also known as Wireless Auto Configuration, or WLAN AutoConfig is a wireless connection management utility included with Microsoft Windows XP and later operating systems as a service that dynamically selects a wireless network to connect to based on a user's preferences and various default settings.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 5:02PM
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elks

It was wonderful once I found it. Thanks again. S

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 6:03PM
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