Though I've set it to 'automatically' my laptop won't connect to my wireless modem on startup. I have to do it manually most of the time and this takes a lot of attempts. The first 5-10 minutes I'm doing it manually, clicking on my network name and choosing 'connect'. It will then often say failed and I have to do it again, and again, and again. Finally it either connects by itself after all, or one of my manual attempts is successful. Both cases I now am connected and have no problems staying connected. So I'm guessing there's no hardware error since it all works after that and I don't loose the connection. The next day I startup my laptop again. And again I have to manually try to get a connection for the first 5 minutes. Again after a lot of attempts it finally connects and I can internet again problem free. I've updated the Broadcom adapter driver and Windows 7 is also fully updated. What else can I check? What can cause my laptop to not being able to connect the first few attempts while staying connected once it finally does connect? All my other equipment (netbook, imac, iPhone) don't have a problem so it's also not my modem at fault. Any suggestions where to check on my laptop to find the problem?