Win 7 won't automatically reconnect to WiFi


  • But it will connect after displaying the available wireless networks, then clicking on the preferred network. Telling it to remember the setting has no effect. Other Win7 computers have no difficulting automatically reconnecting to the this WiFi router. This is a home WiFi network, so we have to jump through this hoop every day. Not a serious problem, just annoying.




    Friday, June 17, 2011 7:12 PM


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  • Try the following step, under the list of wireless available networks, it would display the network name, signal strength, the type of wireless security used and the ssid. 

    If you plan to use that network in the future, make sure you check the box that says 'Connect automatically'. This way, when you start your laptop next time, in the same area, it will automatically connect to this wireless network without requesting any manual intervention.

    Alternatively go to start, under search program & files, type services.msc & hit enter. Scroll down to the WLAN AutoConfig service, right click on it and select Properties. Click on General tab, select Automatic for startup type, next hit apply & ok


    • Proposed as answer by zhen tan Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:31 AM
    Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:03 AM
  • I have this problem too and your answer didn't help me. Do you have any other suggestions for this problem?



    Saturday, July 09, 2011 2:44 AM
  • Re: the WLAN service, it was already set to start automatically and does so.

    Re: the Connect Automatcially check box, yes have done that multiple times to no avail. Laptop will not connect automatically to wireless home network.



    Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:48 PM
  • OK...took a second look and redid all. NOw reconnecting automatically!



    Monday, August 01, 2011 6:01 PM