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I was wondering if anyone else was having this experiance and whether they managed to fix it.

I have Windows 7 on my notebook and when I start up it can take up to 5 minutes to connect to my network. Either wireless or cable makes no difference.

It used to be seconds but after an update from MS it slowed.

Once it's connected, I can yank the plug and insert it again and it connects immediately. It's just on initial start up, or out of sleep mode, that the huge delay exists.

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Remove the connection from the Homegroup in the Network and Sharing Centre. Reboot.

If this doesn't fix it, try this: uninstall the wireless network adapter from the device manager, restart the computer, windows will pick it up again.

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Thanks @Molly, will try that tonight. – griegs Dec 9 '09 at 2:56
That worked thank you. I wonder why it happened tho. – griegs Dec 9 '09 at 8:08

you can try to make a static ip address for your laptop. i keep mine on static because it doesn't have to talk to the router to get its ip. therefor the connection is instant.


there is a website that can help you configuar your static ip. remember to write down all of your connections ip's and DNS so you can put in the correct information that your ISP has provided.

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