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Laptop won't connect to wifi on first boot/start-up

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    Windows 8

    Laptop won't connect to wifi on first boot/start-up


    Hi there,

    So my problem looks quite easy yet rare enough to find a solution searching google and forums.

    Whenever I return home and boot up my laptop my laptop won't connect to wifi on the first try. I don't have "automatic connect" enabled. I just wait till it's booted and try to connect which it won't. If I then shut down my laptop and reboot it again I will be able to connect immediately.
    Same routine everytime. It's not that much of a pain but it's a bit weird to have to start up the laptop twice in order to connect to wifi.

    Thanks in advanced for any help!

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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    For testing, turn off Fast-Boot in UEFI or BIOS.
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  3. #3


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Why not have connect automatically enabled? Does it connect right away when you do?
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  4. #4


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Popeye, I hope OP tries setting of connect automatically -- to the known in-house wifi. I have auto for one neighbor, and can connect using another neighbor if need be. I have received their permission long ago to do, if I need to, if my own wireless goes down for a day or so.
    Unless my "carrier-level" boot temperarily has a hiccup, I usually connect to both hardwire and wireless with desktop, laptop & android Tab3.
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