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I assume everyone knows the automatically detect settings in the LAN settings menu.

I am wondering if anyone knows what could cause that feature to turn off randomly? eg. after a reboot mostly.

The system we use is Vista x32, wired to a network.

Thanks for the responce

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After much research I discovered this link. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/946fd3bb-bf68-4f28-aed5-d1b6194bb9f0 with the following information.

This fixed it for me: I turned off the Dell Quickset. Go to - Location Profiler - Profile Switching - and set it to manual.

With Dell Quickset - Location Profiler - turned on (set to automatic), I had the problem of: I had to keep checking IE 8's "automatically detect settings" box every time I come out of sleep mode, hybernate mode, or reboot. Web pages would not display, until I check the "automatically detect settings" box again, every time.

I hope this helped.

-Good Luck.

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thanks, i tried to do some research, but nothing comes up that looks like its a fix. I can go to the connections tab, and lan settings and then check mark that feature back in so that the internet works. but it doesn't stay there. i guess im just wondering if it is at all possible to make a registry entry that would prevent it from un-checking itself... – MadRussian190 Nov 4 '10 at 13:19
    
I would build a VB script that runs on startup that executes a Registry entry script to enable that tick box, but for the life of me I cannot remember where in the registry that value sits. – brandon927 Dec 18 '10 at 17:58

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