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Connecting to network/internet at startup


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#1 PaCarlton

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:55 PM

I have a machine running XP Pro with all updates which cotains an important database. Often I access this database at night using logmein. The computer uses a Belkin? wifi dongle which is controlled by Belkin's software. The computer automatically updates itself from Microsoft but sometimes the update will force a restart. When this happens the machine goes offline and stays like that until someone manually logs on to it. Obviously I could get round the problem by disabling automatic updates but is there any other way of making the machine log on to the internet before it reaches the login screen so that I can continue to use it after restart?

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:16 PM

It should automatically get online if all services are running.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 03:09 PM

Once the firewall is properly setup, Internet access becomes available on my systems. None before, which makes sense.

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