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Wireless networked xp does not autoconnect at startup



Flightless Bird
I have just added an Advent computer running Xp to my Home computer wireless
network but it will not autoconnect to internet when I start up the XP

My wireless router is Belkin & needs the WEP security code. I had to
reformat this XP computer & after doing this & setting up XP on it and
connecting it to my Vista home network it will not autoconnect at startup. At
start up IE browser says 'cannot connect to the internet- you appear to be
connected to the internet but may have to reconnect'!

I have used the setup wizard and checked the box on wireless properties to
allow Windows to control the wireless network (so disabling Belkin control)
and on the Belkin software to allow Windows control.
This XP machine was my main computer 2 years ago until it crashed and I
bought a new Acer computer running Vista Home Premium. Now I have 'revived'
my old Advent computer by reformatting & adding it to my Vista network but I
am frustrated that when I turn on the Advent XP machine I have to manually
connect to the wireless internet!

I have followed all sorts of guides on the internet & remember that 2 years
ago when I had the wireless network on thevAdvent XP computer before it
crashed I had this same issue & I fixed it with some advice from an internet
guide which I no longer have.
None of the advice I have followed has worked and I do not understand why
this is not working correctly! This small problem is quite frustrating &

Can someone please patiently help & guide me to get this wireless network
set up?

I am most grateful for helpful advice, and look forward to replies, many