moderated Problem with my WiFi


Dave Durber
 

Hello everyone:
 
If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.
 
We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.
 
Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.
 
My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.
 
Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 
Dave Durber. .
 
 


Rick Mladek
 

Dave,

 

If a long distance, buy an extender from places as Best Buy. Walls and going from one floor to another will cause such issues.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problem with my WiFi

 

Hello everyone:

 

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

 

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

 

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

 

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

 

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

 

Dave Durber. .

 

 


Chris Hill
 

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.



On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello everyone:
 
If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.
 
We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.
 
Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.
 
My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.
 
Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 
Dave Durber. .
 
 


Jeff Christiansen
 

 

I agree, try a better adapter and/or go for a meshed networking solution. Extenders will resolve a connection issue, but  will sacrifice network speed dramaticaly.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

 

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.

 

 

On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:

Hello everyone:

 

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

 

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

 

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

 

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

 

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

 

Dave Durber. .

 

 


Richard Turner
 

Dave, perhaps you could give more details about the router, the number of rooms away from the router, and even what kind of building?
Is it two stories, old lath and plaster or newer construction?
House or apartment?
All this can impact the Wi-Fi signal.


Richard

"You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space, that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen."
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

On Jan 30, 2021, at 5:45 AM, Jeff Christiansen <jeff@...> wrote:



 

I agree, try a better adapter and/or go for a meshed networking solution. Extenders will resolve a connection issue, but  will sacrifice network speed dramaticaly.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

 

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.

 

 

On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:

Hello everyone:

 

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

 

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

 

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

 

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

 

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

 

Dave Durber. .

 

 


CJ &AA MAY
 

This subject line makes me smile as it sounds like it is going to say “problems with my wife”!

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 30 January 2021 13:39
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

 

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.

 

 

On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:

Hello everyone:

 

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

 

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

 

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

 

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

 

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

 

Dave Durber. .

 

 


Lee Anne Atkinson
 

Dave,

 

I am not sure who your internet provider is.  I have AT&T.  Their gateway (modem/router combination) is frankly just barely functional.  I had problems connecting to wifi throughout my 2-story house.  What dramatically helped this situation was to turn off the router function of the AT&T gateway and connect it to a 3rd party router.  Since then we have had very few problems with wifi.  I am not sure about your laptop not automatically connecting via the USB bondgle.   

 

Lee Anne

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problem with my WiFi

 

Hello everyone:

 

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

 

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

 

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

 

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

 

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

 

Dave Durber. .

 

 


Dave Durber
 

Rick:
 
The distance from the router to the new location of the computer, is about20 feet and the router and the computer are on the same level.

 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Dave,

 

If a long distance, buy an extender from places as Best Buy. Walls and going from one floor to another will cause such issues.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problem with my WiFi

 

Hello everyone:

 

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

 

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

 

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

 

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

 

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

 

Dave Durber. .

 

 


Dave Durber
 

Chris:
 
The router is by the window in the back room on the ground floor. I have a computer in the front bedroom on the floor above. the 2 computers are using the same make an model of wifi wireless dongle. I have no such problem with the computer in the upstairs bedroom. The upstairs computer connects to the other computers on the network and the internet, with no problem.
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.



On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello everyone:
 
If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.
 
We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.
 
Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.
 
My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.
 
Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 
Dave Durber. .
 
 


Dave Durber
 


Richard:
 
It is a brick-built, 2-story house built in 1921. the dividing walls are of a solid construction. The fact that the walls are solid, has no effect on the computer in the upstairs front bedroom.

 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Dave, perhaps you could give more details about the router, the number of rooms away from the router, and even what kind of building?
Is it two stories, old lath and plaster or newer construction?
House or apartment?
All this can impact the Wi-Fi signal.


Richard

"You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space, that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen."
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

On Jan 30, 2021, at 5:45 AM, Jeff Christiansen <jeff@...> wrote:



I agree, try a better adapter and/or go for a meshed networking solution. Extenders will resolve a connection issue, but  will sacrifice network speed dramaticaly.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.

On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:

Hello everyone:

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

Dave Durber. .


Pat Byrne
 

Dave,
Try swapping the dongles, just to be that the new one isn't defective.
Pat Byrne


Richard Turner
 

Well, the floors/ceiling will not be as solid as the walls.

But, the suggestion to try swapping dongles sounds like a good trouble shooting tip if you haven’t done that.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

 

Richard:

 

It is a brick-built, 2-story house built in 1921. the dividing walls are of a solid construction. The fact that the walls are solid, has no effect on the computer in the upstairs front bedroom.

 

Dave

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:49 PM

Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

 

Dave, perhaps you could give more details about the router, the number of rooms away from the router, and even what kind of building?

Is it two stories, old lath and plaster or newer construction?

House or apartment?

All this can impact the Wi-Fi signal.

 

Richard

 

"You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space, that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."

"Why, what did she tell you?"

"I don't know, I didn't listen."

-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy



On Jan 30, 2021, at 5:45 AM, Jeff Christiansen <jeff@...> wrote:



I agree, try a better adapter and/or go for a meshed networking solution. Extenders will resolve a connection issue, but  will sacrifice network speed dramaticaly.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.

On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:

Hello everyone:

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

Dave Durber. .


Glenn / Lenny
 

Hi Dave,
I've never set mine to connect automatically, if I'm thinking of the same setting you are.
The first thing to do is to look for available networks and find the one you want to connect to, and then enter on connect, and then enter the SSID and password for your WIFI.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:33 AM
Subject: Problem with my WiFi

Hello everyone:
 
If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.
 
We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.
 
Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.
 
My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.
 
Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 
Dave Durber. .
 
 


Chris Hill
 

Wifi usb adapters are a crap shoot.  If it needs to be manually reconnected, I'd junk it and get something different, it doesn't sound to me like a bad connection issue, it sounds like a junk driver that doesn't have enough sense to reconnect on startup.



On 1/30/2021 11:31, Dave Durber wrote:
Chris:
 
The router is by the window in the back room on the ground floor. I have a computer in the front bedroom on the floor above. the 2 computers are using the same make an model of wifi wireless dongle. I have no such problem with the computer in the upstairs bedroom. The upstairs computer connects to the other computers on the network and the internet, with no problem.
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.



On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello everyone:
 
If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.
 
We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.
 
Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.
 
My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.
 
Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 
Dave Durber. .
 
 


Glenn / Lenny
 

I think that the connect automatically is for when your computer is connected via cable, not for WIFI.
When WIFI gets connected, it will be the LAN that is always connected.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.



On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello everyone:
 
If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.
 
We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.
 
Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.
 
My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.
 
Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 
Dave Durber. .
 
 


Glenn / Lenny
 

Well there is sometimes that too, but that is for sure another list.
LOL
 

----- Original Message -----
From: CJ &AA MAY
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

This subject line makes me smile as it sounds like it is going to say “problems with my wife”!

Alison

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: 30 January 2021 13:39
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

 

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.

 

 

On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:

Hello everyone:

 

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

 

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

 

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

 

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

 

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

 

Dave Durber. .

 

 


Chris Hill
 

No, the connect automatically will save the wi-fi password and connect to that network whenever it is in range.  If it doesn't do so, the driver is junk.



On 1/30/2021 12:16, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I think that the connect automatically is for when your computer is connected via cable, not for WIFI.
When WIFI gets connected, it will be the LAN that is always connected.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.



On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello everyone:
 
If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.
 
We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.
 
Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.
 
My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.
 
Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 
Dave Durber. .
 
 


Glenn / Lenny
 

Dave,
To connect, I go to my task bar with Windows + B and arrow to Internet connections and enter on it and connect to a network, and select one and enter my credentials.
I don't know if you were referring to the type of Internet connection settings where it offers LAN that is always connected or DSL or LAN where you have to enter credentials.
That is the one that I never change from always connected to LAN.
Yes, on the WIFI settings, you want to connect automatically.
Did you get the opportunity to enter the SSID and password?
If not, that may be the problem.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

No, the connect automatically will save the wi-fi password and connect to that network whenever it is in range.  If it doesn't do so, the driver is junk.



On 1/30/2021 12:16, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I think that the connect automatically is for when your computer is connected via cable, not for WIFI.
When WIFI gets connected, it will be the LAN that is always connected.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Hill
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi

Power line adapters allow you to connect to ethernet using your electric wiring.  Another thought is to get a different wi-fi adapter, sounds like what you bought wasn't any good.



On 1/30/2021 06:33, Dave Durber wrote:
Hello everyone:
 
If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.
 
We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.
 
Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.
 
My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.
 
Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.
 
Dave Durber. .
 
 


Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
 

sounds more like a network config issue or a bad adapter. 20ft. is not very far. Even for a cheap USB dongle. I would try resetting the network settings in control panel. If that doesn't work then try a new adapter. If you are comfortable with installing PCI cards, I would get a PCI-E WiFi card they are much better than USB ones.

On 1/30/2021 4:42 AM, Rick Mladek wrote:

Dave,

 

If a long distance, buy an extender from places as Best Buy. Walls and going from one floor to another will cause such issues.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problem with my WiFi

 

Hello everyone:

 

If my problem is inappropriate for this list, please let me know where I can go to get help to resolve it.

 

We have a DELL PC computer. It is running the latest version of Windows 10. the latest version of JAWS is also installed.

 

Recently, I had to move the computer from one roon to another room. In the original location, the connection to the network and the internet, was through an ethernet connection, and I had very few problems. In the new location, I connected the USB Wifi dongle and installed the software and selected my ISP's router. I chose to have the computer connect automatically to other devices on the network.

 

My problem is, each time I turn on the computer, and try to access the internet, retrieve my email or, connect to another computer on the network, I get the message that there are no networks available. However, I have checked the setting to have the computer connect to the router automatically, when the system is in range, but still the system does not connect the the router each time I start the computer.

 

Any and all suggestions will be very much appreciated.

 

Dave Durber. .

 

 


Dave Durber
 

Pat:

I have done that but, the problem stays with the DELL computer, therefore, I am fairly certain it is a problem with network settings in Windows 10 for that computer.

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Byrne" <k9jau@sbcglobal.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: Problem with my WiFi


Dave,
Try swapping the dongles, just to be that the new one isn't defective.
Pat Byrne