Wireless network & boot delay

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Allan Jeal, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Allan Jeal

    Allan Jeal Guest

    Any explanations available? If my WLAN switch is enabled and the Wireless
    Access Point is ON, my notebook boots up in 60 seconds. If either of them is
    OFF then my notebook takes 3 minutes to boot up. Why?
    The notebook is a Compaq presario V5000 (with XP Pro SP2 and all current
    updates) with inbuilt wireless networking and properties shows it as Intel
    PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wireless connection. The Welcome screen is displayed
    promptly, the "music" is played promptly, my background is displayed
    promptly, and then it all has a rest before the icons appear. It would seem
    to be something to do with the wireless network. Having the wireless ready
    is the only way to avoid a long delay - connecting a network cable doesn't
    improve boot time. I don't think it is an application trying to get an
    update because no applications have been loaded by the time the delay
    happens. I have recently added an external drive but what has that got to do
    with the wireless network - anyway disconnecting it doesn't help.
    What diagnostic tools would help to identify the problem (and maybe correct
    it too)?
    Grey Nomad.
    Allan Jeal, Oct 24, 2006
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  2. Hi

    If you have components that are, Network related and are looked for at Boot,
    the Network has to be On Otherwise, the components (like auto updates)
    trying (for no avail) to connect to the Network and delay the boot process.

    Jack (MVP-Networking).



    "Allan Jeal" <> wrote in message
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    > Any explanations available? If my WLAN switch is enabled and the Wireless
    > Access Point is ON, my notebook boots up in 60 seconds. If either of them
    > is OFF then my notebook takes 3 minutes to boot up. Why?
    > The notebook is a Compaq presario V5000 (with XP Pro SP2 and all current
    > updates) with inbuilt wireless networking and properties shows it as Intel
    > PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wireless connection. The Welcome screen is displayed
    > promptly, the "music" is played promptly, my background is displayed
    > promptly, and then it all has a rest before the icons appear. It would
    > seem to be something to do with the wireless network. Having the wireless
    > ready is the only way to avoid a long delay - connecting a network cable
    > doesn't improve boot time. I don't think it is an application trying to
    > get an update because no applications have been loaded by the time the
    > delay happens. I have recently added an external drive but what has that
    > got to do with the wireless network - anyway disconnecting it doesn't
    > help.
    > What diagnostic tools would help to identify the problem (and maybe
    > correct it too)?
    > Grey Nomad.
    >
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Oct 24, 2006
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