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awaters2879
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Registered: ‎01-30-2008
Location: usa
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R51 wireless freezes while booting at free wifi spots

R51 works just fine at home w/ intel pro wirless setup on a secure network.
 
problem is when going to a place like Panera the computer will start too boot, win xp load screen goes away, wireless icon comes on, and windows does not load any further.  the monitor is on but it will not boot to the desktop.
awaters2879
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Re: R51 wireless freezes while booting at free wifi spots

i was able to boot by changing the power consumption mode.
 
now, i can not connect?  the network shows up just fine but connection never happens when attempted.  i even pick up city busses as they drive by with no luck.
 
what is preventing me from connecting to these free wifi spots?
RealBlackStuff
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Re: R51 wireless freezes while booting at free wifi spots

How is your setup at home, do you have a fixed IP there?
For wifi-spots, you should open a new profile, where you automatically acquire your IP address (i.e. DHCP = ON).
You should also check the WakeOnLan in your BIOS. Switch it off.
Check the same in your wifi-card properties.
awaters2879
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Re: R51 wireless freezes while booting at free wifi spots

fixed ip comcast behind a wep enabled linksys

installeda  few updates and will check it out tonight.
awaters2879
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Re: R51 wireless freezes while booting at free wifi spots

got rid of the intel wireless software and used the built in windows network config.  also had to enable WZC wireless zero configuration.

start>run>services.msc

unable to get auto or manual connect to work through the intel panel, but the windows panel works ok. 
RealBlackStuff
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Re: R51 wireless freezes while booting at free wifi spots

You should disable that WZC again. That's only used for gaming, and leaves your PC open for attacks.
In the advanced TCP/IP / Wins settings, check if NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled (either the default, or tick that option).

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