RE: Auto connect my local area connection at startup
I had the exact same problem as described below, but the solution you
described did not work. After bootup, the network icon still shows "Limited
Connectivity". If I click to connect, its fine, but it just won't come up
automatically on startup. The connection from my PC to the ADSL modem is
through Ethernet, not USB.
I had tried placing the Broadband network connection icon in the startup
folder, but that did not work either (so I removed it from there).
Is there anything else I can try.
"Kim [MS]" wrote:
> Alex and DanW,
> I'm sorry you're experiencing trouble. If you right click on the network
> icon in the system tray, choose Network and Sharing Center. Then click on
> "Manage network connections" along the left navigation pane. Then, right
> click on the connection you'd like to automatically connect to and click,
> "Set as Default Connection".
> Let me know if that doesn't help.
> "DanW" wrote:
> > Yes please, I am having the same problem. I just got a new computer for my
> > parents and I guarantee this is going to be complicated for them unless I can
> > make it auto-run somehow. With this new Vista style networking view, I can't
> > make a shortcut to use it in startup programs like I would have in the past.
> > There's got to be a way however, I'm sure plenty of people buying new
> > machines still have PPPOE connections to their ISP's.
> > thanks!!!
> > "Alex" wrote:
> > > I am running Vista home premium with a broadband dsl local area connection
> > > using PPPoE. My connection is fine except that I can't figure out how to get
> > > Windows to auto connect at startup (I have to do Start -> Connect To , and
> > > then click connect). Is there a way to include this step in the tasks run at
> > > startup (or did I somehow incorrectly set up my connection)?
> > >
> > > I really appreciate any advice.