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I am using a laptop (Toshiba Satellite L755) with an inbuilt wifi chip (Atheros ar9002wb-1ng) with Win7.

For some reasons wifi is not automatically enabled on startup, i.e. the wifi adapter doesn't see any networks, although the icon says it's active. I always have to manually switch it off and on again using hardware buttons. Once I have done that, windows lists me available wifi networks and I can connect.

I updated windows and installed the latest wifi driver from the Toshiba web page, but the problem remains..

What do I have to configure to be automatically connected on system startup?

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Does Atheros or Toshiba provide software to manage your wireless connections? –  Ramhound Jan 17 '13 at 16:42

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The obvious troubleshooting will be to ensure you have the most current driver for your Atheros WiFi chipset. You should go to the Toshiba site and look for what they offer for your particular model machine.

You should also check to ensure the WLAN AutoConfig Service is set to Automatic and started when this issue occurs.

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As I wrote above: I updated windows and installed the latest wifi driver from the Toshiba web page, but the problem remains.. –  user190727 Jan 17 '13 at 17:02

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