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HP Pavilion Laptop Taking Forever Before Connecting to Wi-Fi

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#1 tb75252


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 10:45 AM

I have an HP Pavilion DM4-2070us with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
The Wi-Fi network adapter installed is a Centrino Wireless-N 1000.

For the past four weeks it has taken "forever" (about 3 minutes) before the laptop can connect to the Wi-Fi network. Upon booting up, a red "X" appears on top of the wireless network icon (the icon with five
vertical bars) in the Taskbar. Approximately three minutes later the red "X" disappears and I have Internet connection.

I am current with Microsoft patches and I have even installed the most current Centrino Wireless-N 1000 driver that I could find at the Intel web site. (The HP support site was of no use...)

I have opened a command prompt as an administrator and entered these commands:

netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns

... and rebooted the computer. Things did not improve.


I have a couple of other laptops that are connecting to the same Wi-Fi network without problems, so I don't think that it is the router to be blamed.

What could possibly be the culprit of this sudden three-minute delay in connecting to Wi-Fi?

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:04 AM

By far the simplest thing to try is to use Windows System Restore to roll back Windows to a point in time when your computer was functioning correctly. It allows you to undo system changes without affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos.

Video: Fixing a problem using System Restore

Edited by SpywareDoc, 24 September 2014 - 11:05 AM.

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