Archive for January, 2009

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Windows 7 and the WiFi connection that wouldn’t connect!

January 19, 2009

I’ve had Windows 7 beta installed on my Lenovo S10 for a few weeks now and I’ve been constantly plagued by a problem with my wireless connectivity.  I set up my wifi connection to my router, and I selected the checkbox to automatically connect to the network whenever it is in range.  I could connect and disconnect from my wireless network all day long.  The problem would occur when I rebooted or shutdown.  When the machine would come back up, I’d have to manually connect to my wireless network again!  All the settings were there except for that checkbox to automatically connect.  Every reboot would reset that checkbox to be blank.  Which meant that every reboot would force me to manually connect again!

Finally, I think I found the solution.  I searched high and low in the registry and couldn’t find an appropriate registry setting to change that would force this automatic connection.  That meant that Windows must be storing the connection profile in a different place.  After using some file access monitoring tools, I narrowed it down to an xml file.  If you’re having a similar problem, either in Windows 7 or Vista, try the following steps:

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802.11n adapter upgrade for Lenovo S10

January 6, 2009

I bought a relatively cheap 802.11n miniPCI adapter off eBay and just received it in the mail today.  I installed it about an hour ago and, as you can tell from this post, it’s obviously working!  The previous 802.11g adapter was very good, but now I’m rockin’ draft n speeds! 

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Windows 7 on Lenovo S10

January 5, 2009

Last night I managed to install the leaked beta of Windows 7 on my Lenovo S10.  I haven’t had much chance to play around on it yet, so here are a few initial impressions:

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