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Wireless Usb Adapter Don't Load Auntomatically At Start Up


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#1 gurung guni

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:39 AM

I have the Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54 wireless usb adapter. The only problem is that it won't work during startup. So after the system has booted, I need to plug out and plug in the adapter to gain connection.

Except for plugging out and plugging back in, everything appears to work fine. Has anyone else observed such behavior? Any idea how to fix this? I've tried my best to search these forums for a solution but I haven't been successful.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:12 AM

When you first boot your computer and before you reset the adapter, open Device Manager by going to Start -> Run -> devmgmt.msc -> OK
Click on the +'s and look for yellow exclamation points by the USB controllers
Reset the adapter and reopen Device Manager and see if it went away
It might be something as simple as uninstalling the USB controllers, rebooting and letting Windows re-detect them
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:15 AM

I'd like to know...what plug are you removing...and then reinserting?

<<...during startup.>>

No NIC works during startup...the drivers have to be loaded, the desktop must settle before the NIC/adapter is operative.

And...the firewall probably won't allow any Internet connection until it gives the "all clear", if your firewall is working properly.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

When you first boot your computer and before you reset the adapter, open Device Manager by going to Start -> Run -> devmgmt.msc -> OK
Click on the +'s and look for yellow exclamation points by the USB controllers
Reset the adapter and reopen Device Manager and see if it went away
It might be something as simple as uninstalling the USB controllers, rebooting and letting Windows re-detect them



hi garmanma

there is no exclamation points. i guess hamluis could be right, maybe something to do with the firewall. i just downloaded the latest version zonealarm free, the auto-connection at start up used to work fine with the old zonealarm.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:41 AM

I'd like to know...what plug are you removing...and then reinserting?

<<...during startup.>>

No NIC works during startup...the drivers have to be loaded, the desktop must settle before the NIC/adapter is operative.

And...the firewall probably won't allow any Internet connection until it gives the "all clear", if your firewall is working properly.

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hi louis,

i am referring to the USB port, this is a wireless USB adapter so i need to unplug the adapter from the USB port and reinsert back again to get connection.
you may be right abt the firewall part, let me try to set up my firewall correctly and let u know again if it works.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:59 AM

hi both,

unfortunately after reconfiguring my zonealarm firewall and restarting my pc, the wireless internet access still doesn't come on automatically after start up.

my pc is just not detecting/sensing any external hardware at start up. it used to work well until recently.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:31 PM

OK...what happens if you don't remove the cable at startup? Does the connection work properly afterwards?

Have you checked for new drivers for the wireless adapter?

What does Device Manager reflect for this adapter?

Have you checked Event Viewer for errors/clues ?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:13 AM

it seems to be working well again... now i have auto connection to the internet at start up. didn't do any tweaking at all. but thanks a lot anyway!

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:15 PM

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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