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  1.    27 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Windows will not auto reconnect to known WiFi on boot


    Im pretty tech savy, but this one is boggling my mind.

    Wifi dongle I'm using is this a DLink DWA-140
    Router is using WPA2-PSK


    • Background info: I connect to the internet through my ISP's supplied router, i've set it up with my own SSID and my own password, it works perfectly fine with my android phone, my GF's iPhone, my tablet, my laptop, her laptop, her iPad.. but not with my PC running windows 10.
    • The problem: When i boot, it doesn't always automatically reconnect to my wifi, despite having it checked as "connect automatically". My wifi dongle can see every other wifi network within 20 miles, EXCEPT my own wifi. Go figure?!

    In order to get it to connect i have to hit "Connect to Hidden network", type in SSID, type in the password, which windows will prompt me is incorrect, hit cancel, wait a second, and BAM it connects to my wifi.

    Things I've tried:
    • This solution from this thread
    • Open search, type "services.msc" open services.
    • Scroll down to "wlan auto config" right click, stop the service.
    • Navigate to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\ delete everything in this folder leaving only a folder called "profiles" delete everything in the "profiles" folder except for a folder called "interfaces" delete everything in the "interfaces" folder)
    • Restart "wlan auto config" connect to your wireless network, enter your passkey, (ensure the connect automaticly box is checked)
    • Restart your computer job done, your computer will now connect to your wireless network automaticly on boot.>

    failed.

    • Hiding my SSID, and un-hiding it in router config, that worked for a couple of weeks, but now the problem is back. Have tried this solution again.

    failed.

    • Uninstalled the wifi dongle in device manager.

    failed.

    • Running the router as configured by my ISP

    failed.
    What the hell is going on? I could buy a new dongle, but i fear it wont change a thing. Any help/input is greatly appreciated.
    -Phill
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  2.    28 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
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    Mac OS Sierra

    See first bullet point. Second, leave it alone for what the ISP pre-set it to be.
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  3.    28 Feb 2016 #3
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    See first bullet point. Second, leave it alone for what the ISP pre-set it to be.
    If that was the 'input' you had i'd rather be off without it.

    I was looking for a solution and explanation why half a dozen other devices reconnect just fine many times a day to my WiFi, yet Win10 as the only device doesnt.

    That tells me that the problem lies within Win10. Your "solution" didn't really cater to my needs, but rather to some poor tech smug who called the nerd herd at bestbuy
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  4.    28 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts : 257
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.19

    Gee and I thought I was the only one with this type of problem ! My problem is similar in that its like yours, but when I run the win 10 trouble shooter, it says "one or more network protocol's are missing". Then the trouble shooter continues and corrects the problem. Like yours, I have other devices that have no problems. The router is a Netgear 1750. The router comes with its own diagnostic utility "Netgear Genie", and it tells me there is no internet connect, and it asks to corrects the problem which it does. Below is the log from the Win 10 trouble shooter.

    Windows Network Diagnostics Publisher details

    Issues found
    One or more network protocols are missing on this computer One or more network protocols are missing on this computer
    Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing. Detected Detected
    Restore network protocols to default settings Not run

    Problem with wireless adapter or access pointProblem with wireless adapter or access point Fixed Fixed
    Reset the wireless adapter Completed
    Investigate router or access point issues Not run


    Issues found Detection details

    6 One or more network protocols are missing on this computer Detected Detected

    Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing.
    Restore network protocols to default settings Not run

    One or more network settings are missing on this computer.

    6 Problem with wireless adapter or access point Fixed Fixed

    Reset the wireless adapter Completed

    InformationalNetwork Diagnostics Log
    File Name: 42648077-8A92-48E1-A6A0-49CC24969E82.Repair.1.etl


    Investigate router or access point issues Not run

    If you're connected to a hotspot or domain network, contact the network administrator. Otherwise: 1. Unplug or turn off the device.
    2. After all the lights on the device are off, wait at least 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the device back on or plug it back into the power outlet.
    To restart a router or access point that has a built-in battery, press and quickly release the Reset button.


    Detection details Expand

    InformationalDiagnostics Information (Network Adapter)
    Details about network adapter diagnosis:

    Network adapter Wi-Fi driver information:

    Description . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
    Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
    Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
    Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.318
    Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem56.inf
    Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : Monday, September 7, 2015 4:07:49 PM
    Section Name . . . . . . . . . : ATHR_DEV_OS61_H3118.ndi
    Hardware ID . . . . . . . . . . : pci\ven_168c&dev_0032&subsys_1838103c
    Instance Status Flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
    Device Manager Status Code . . : 0
    IfType . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71
    Physical Media Type . . . . . . : 9



    InformationalDiagnostics Information (Wireless Connectivity)
    Details about wireless connectivity diagnosis:

    Information for connection being diagnosed
    Interface GUID: 7fc058a1-d186-40f5-a41a-db9f98db7465
    Interface name: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
    Interface type: Native Wi-Fi

    Connection incident diagnosed
    Auto Configuration ID: 2
    Connection ID: 2

    Connection status summary
    Connection started at: 2016-01-03 10:16:54-007
    Profile match: Success
    Pre-Association: Success
    Association: Success
    Security and Authentication: Success

    List of visible access point(s): 7 item(s) total, 7 item(s) displayed
    BSSID BSS Type PHY Signal(dB) Chnl/freq SSID
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A0-63-91-EA-83-4C Infra <unknown> -33 9 NETGEAR02
    80-37-73-DB-9F-B1 Infra <unknown> -69 11 NETGEAR89
    A0-63-91-3B-C9-3F Infra <unknown> -95 3 NBH24
    80-37-73-DB-9F-B7 Infra <unknown> -90 6 sophie
    40-8B-07-71-B1-95 Infra <unknown> -85 9 jimmy
    A0-63-91-22-64-8A Infra <unknown> -82 1 Springersrock
    80-37-73-DA-78-B8 Infra <unknown> -85 6 Happy Place

    Connection History

    Information for Auto Configuration ID 2

    List of visible networks: 7 item(s) total, 7 item(s) displayed
    BSS Type PHY Security Signal(RSSI) Compatible SSID
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Infra <unknown> Yes 100 Yes NETGEAR02
    Infra <unknown> Yes 62 Yes NETGEAR89
    Infra <unknown> Yes 4 Yes NBH24
    Infra <unknown> Yes 14 Yes sophie
    Infra <unknown> Yes 30 Yes jimmy
    Infra <unknown> Yes 36 Yes Springersrock
    Infra <unknown> Yes 30 Yes Happy Place

    List of preferred networks: 3 item(s)
    Profile: NETGEAR69
    SSID: NETGEAR69
    SSID length: 9
    Connection mode: Infra
    Security: Yes
    Set by group policy: No
    Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No
    Connectable: No
    Reason: 0x00028003
    Profile: linksys_SES_64937
    SSID: linksys_SES_64937
    SSID length: 17
    Connection mode: Infra
    Security: Yes
    Set by group policy: No
    Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No
    Connectable: No
    Reason: 0x00028003
    Profile: NETGEAR02
    SSID: NETGEAR02
    SSID length: 9
    Connection mode: Infra
    Security: Yes
    Set by group policy: No
    Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No
    Connectable: Yes

    Information for Connection ID 2
    Connection started at: 2016-01-03 10:16:54-007
    Auto Configuration ID: 2
    Profile: NETGEAR02
    SSID: NETGEAR02
    SSID length: 9
    Connection mode: Infra
    Security: Yes
    Pre-Association and Association
    Connectivity settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
    Security settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
    Profile matches network requirements: Success
    Pre-association status: Success
    Association status: Success
    Last AP: a0-63-91-ea-83-4c
    Security and Authentication
    Configured security type: WPA2-PSK
    Configured encryption type: CCMP(AES)
    802.1X protocol: No
    Key exchange initiated: Yes
    Unicast key received: Yes
    Multicast key received: Yes
    Number of security packets received: 0
    Number of security packets sent: 0
    Security attempt status: Success
    Connectivity
    Packet statistics
    Ndis Rx: 235473
    Ndis Tx: 90079
    Unicast decrypt success: 0
    Multicast decrypt success: 0
    Unicast decrypt failure: 0
    Multicast decrypt failure: 0
    Rx success: 1
    Rx failure: 5220
    Tx success: 21
    Tx failure: 23
    Tx retry: 6
    Tx multiple retry: 2
    Tx max lifetime exceeded: 0
    Tx ACK failure: 11014
    Roaming history: 3 item(s)
    Times: 2016-01-08 10:23:09-985
    Roamed from BSSID: a0-63-91-ea-83-4c
    Reason: 0x00000007
    Times: 2016-01-07 09:47:53-690
    Roamed from BSSID: a0-63-91-ea-83-4c
    Reason: 0x00000007
    Times: 2016-01-07 07:31:39-600
    Roamed from BSSID: a0-63-91-ea-83-4c
    Reason: 0x00000007

    Information for Auto Configuration ID 1

    List of visible networks: 7 item(s) total, 7 item(s) displayed
    BSS Type PHY Security Signal(RSSI) Compatible SSID
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Infra <unknown> Yes 42 Yes Springersrock
    Infra <unknown> Yes 100 Yes NETGEAR02
    Infra <unknown> Yes 54 Yes NETGEAR89
    Infra g Yes 14 Yes NETGEAR
    Infra <unknown> Yes 34 Yes NBH24
    Infra <unknown> Yes 6 Yes CenturyLink2816
    Infra <unknown> Yes 16 Yes jimmy

    List of preferred networks: 3 item(s)
    Profile: NETGEAR69
    SSID: NETGEAR69
    SSID length: 9
    Connection mode: Infra
    Security: Yes
    Set by group policy: No
    Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No
    Connectable: No
    Reason: 0x00028002
    Profile: linksys_SES_64937
    SSID: linksys_SES_64937
    SSID length: 17
    Connection mode: Infra
    Security: Yes
    Set by group policy: No
    Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No
    Connectable: No
    Reason: 0x00028002
    Profile: NETGEAR02
    SSID: NETGEAR02
    SSID length: 9
    Connection mode: Infra
    Security: Yes
    Set by group policy: No
    Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No
    Connectable: No
    Reason: 0x00028006

    Information for Connection ID 1
    Connection started at: 2016-01-03 10:15:53-299
    Auto Configuration ID: 1
    Profile: NETGEAR02
    SSID: NETGEAR02
    SSID length: 9
    Connection mode: Infra
    Security: Yes
    Pre-Association and Association
    Connectivity settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
    Security settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
    Profile matches network requirements: Success
    Pre-association status: Success
    Association status: Fail 0x00038002
    Association reason code: 0x00000002




    InformationalDiagnostics Information (Wireless Connectivity)
    Details about wireless connectivity diagnosis:

    For complete information about this session see the wireless connectivity information event.

    Helper Class: Auto Configuration
    Initialize status: Success

    Information for connection being diagnosed
    Interface GUID: 7fc058a1-d186-40f5-a41a-db9f98db7465
    Interface name: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
    Interface type: Native Wi-Fi

    Result of diagnosis: There may be problem






    InformationalNetwork Diagnostics Log
    File Name: 42648077-8A92-48E1-A6A0-49CC24969E82.Diagnose.0.etl

    InformationalOther Networking Configuration and Logs
    File Name: NetworkConfiguration.cab

    Collection information
    Computer Name: ROGERSCOMP
    Windows Version: 10.0
    Architecture: x64
    Time: Friday, January 8, 2016 10:24:45 AM

    Publisher details Expand

    Windows Network Diagnostics
    Detects problems with network connectivity.
    Package Version: 3.0
    Publisher: Microsoft Windows


    Maybe somebody else has an Idea what the problem is.

    Thanks for looking.
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  5.    28 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    DFW Area
    Posts : 439
    Windows 8&10

    I haven't checked the link you provide for attempted fixes, but have you checked for Firmware updates for the router or dongle? I have had about three on my router since Windows 10 came out.

    If you use TWC we could be more specific but I don't use the ISP Gateway except as a modem. I prefer to keep the actual routing on my own device.

    Have you tried turning off all other Wi-Fi connected devices in case there was some type of compatibility with one of them? Is there just the one router you connect to, or are there others such as work?

    Are you using Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10?

    As I understand it, even if the SSID was hidden, the connection should connect after once being set up. So it sounds like that profile is being corrupted which might explain the password situation. I am looking for where Windows 10 hid those profile settings but so far, haven't found it.

    Edit: What anti-virus are you using? Any messages in Event Viewer regarding the problem?
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  6.    28 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 11,006
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Even though you select connect automatically it appears its not saving a profile. Go in the settings and add a profile and save it. It will then connect on reboot. That's what worked for me when using a usb dongle.

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  7.    28 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts : 257
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.19

    Dude - Thanks. I'll give that a try. Since it connects most of the time (9-10 times), may take a while to respond to this thread.


    Wanted to update this issue. Its been over 30 days and after applying DUDE's recommendation I haven't had a boot up situation where I lost my wireless correction. Looks like it fixed the problem.




    Last edited by storageman; 01 Apr 2016 at 13:27.
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  8.    28 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,342
    Mac OS Sierra

    Storageman there is a long thread about the missing protocols. That comes from 10586 that caused that.
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  9.    28 Feb 2016 #9
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,342
    Mac OS Sierra

    PhillOS first step of troubleshooting is put the Gateway back at the ISP settings.

    Also get rid of any software you installed fr the Dongle. Windows 10 will automatically load the proper drivers.

    Third is get rid of any third party security software.

    If another program is handling Wireless Zero Config. The Wireless adapter will not automatically connect when turning on the computer.

    It has been that way since Windows 8.1.
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  10.    28 Feb 2016 #10
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    PhillOS first step of troubleshooting is put the Gateway back at the ISP settings.

    Also get rid of any software you installed fr the Dongle. Windows 10 will automatically load the proper drivers.

    Third is get rid of any third party security software.

    If another program is handling Wireless Zero Config. The Wireless adapter will not automatically connect when turning on the computer.

    It has been that way since Windows 8.1.
    I reset everything back to default ISP router config, let the router auto config itself from the ISP's side.

    This time, instead of changing the config from the admin panel, i used my ISP's website config tool.

    As soon as the router rebooted windows loaded my wifi network automatically. Im working right now so i can't restart and test it just yet. But I hope the reset and different config method has changed something, it seems like it.

    Only drivers installed are win10's own, no DLINK proprietary stuff.
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