1.    29 Aug 2016 #1
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    Can I get Windows 10 to automatically connect to WiFi?


    I have a preferred WiFi Connection, but Windows 10 seems to require that I manually connect to it. How can I make this automatic?

    In case it matters, I use an ethernet connection too, and run both, because they are different subnets each with devices (network shares) that I need access to (yes, I have a bridge.) Anyway, the network works just fine except that I have to manually connect to the WiFi everytime I restart WIndows. Ideas?
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  2.    29 Aug 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.19

    In the taskbar top right or bottom right does the wi-fi sign come up, if it does then just click on that go to it an click connect and next time you sign in it should do it automatic
    Or no new notification and you should be able to open it that way
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  3.    29 Aug 2016 #3
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    It's not automatic. The middle icon is the Win10 thingie (technical term for not your usual Win7 icon) and after I manually connect, it shows both networks, but only ethernet when I boot.
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    I have to open settings and connect.
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    Or click the connection icon thingie.

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    It does not show connected and is not actually connected when I start, event though "connect automatically" is already checked when I open it. I want it to automatically connect because a bunch of my network shares are there.

    Even if I could connect from a command script that would help, I could just shove that in the startup.
    Last edited by SOHO1; 29 Aug 2016 at 17:44.
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  4.    29 Aug 2016 #4
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    OK, I'd still prefer it was automatic, but I found you can:
    NETSH WLAN SHOW PROFILES
    and use the profile to:
    NETSH WLAN CONNECT name="profilename"

    Then I can re-add shares that woulda/shoulda/coulda been persistent but are DC'd when wifi is down (the reboot problem.)

    NET USE X:=\\ladee\da /persistent:yes

    I'll just throw all this in the startup and that should cover it until I can find how to auto connect.
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  5.    30 Aug 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.19

    Quote Originally Posted by SOHO1 View Post
    It's not automatic. The middle icon is the Win10 thingie (technical term for not your usual Win7 icon) and after I manually connect, it shows both networks, but only ethernet when I boot.
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    I have to open settings and connect.
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    Or click the connection icon thingie.

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    It does not show connected and is not actually connected when I start, event though "connect automatically" is already checked when I open it. I want it to automatically connect because a bunch of my network shares are there.

    Even if I could connect from a command script that would help, I could just shove that in the startup.
    I don't know why yours is showing available when at top it is showing connected
    because on mine both are showing as connected even on the log in screen and lock screen
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