Question Laptop Does Not Automatically Connect to Wifi

brenski

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As it says really. We have two of these ASUS VivoBook X513EA (win10) laptops both only three months old. Suddenly last week one device has decided to forget to autoconnect to wifi at power up. To be truthfully honest, it does (randomly) autoconnect to wifi once every dozen or so power ups. It also autoconnects thethe very next time after being manually reacquainted with the network.

The device is an Intel WiFi 6 AX201 160Mhz

Here's some of the unsuccessful fixes I've tried: (attempted with all five drivers dated from Apr 2021 to Dec 2021)

♦ Ctrl Panel > Remove device > rediscover > reconnect > restart
♦ Ctrl Panel > Remove device > shutdown . Power up > rediscover > reconnect > shutdown > Power up
♦ Ctrl Panel > Remove device & Drivers > rediscover > reconnect > rerestart
♦ Ctrl Panel > Remove device & Drivers > shutdown . Power up > rediscover > reconnect > shutdown > Power up
♦ Settings > Wifi > Manage Wifi Settings > Forget > rediscover > Select Connect Automatically > restart
♦ Settings > Wifi > Manage Wifi Settings > Forget > rediscover > Select Connect Automatically > restart > shutdown > Power up
Command Prompt (Admin) /Powershell > netsh wlan show profiles > netsh wlan delete profile name="Name of the Wi-Fi network"
♦ Regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWcmSvc > WcmSvc > GroupPolicy > fMinimizeConnections
Ctrl Panel > Devices > View Hidden Devices > remove Microsoft WiFi Direct Virtual Adapter (despite removal it auto reinstates itself - sometimes upto 5 of thes eare showing)

Any help appreciated.
 
Normally you can try to connect to a Wi-fi hot-spot at the Windows Login screen, at this time you should have a case saying something like "Connect automatically...", check the case and you laptop should connect to that network at startup.
 

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