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Old 07-28-2010, 06:53 PM
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Here lies the problem and answer to your problem:
Originally Posted by bam531 View Post
Ok, here goes. Recently I had my cable company set me up with wireless internet.( I was using a Linkys..it went out) Now when I turn on the computer it tries to hook up to Acess.
If I am not mistaken this is a software that is installed on your system according to the above statement. Do you see anything like that in the Add-Remove Programs list (it could be something related to Linksys or your previous ISP).

If not, worst case scenario, there should be a startup process or service pointing to this program/driver that is installed on your system.

What confused me is that you mentioned your sister-in-law on her own laptop had issues too which could not be due to a software installed on your system unless your machine somehow caused the network/router to crash.

If you'd like to examine your startup processes/services/drivers, you could use this freebie.
If none of the above are applicable, then I would suspect the hardware (router).

Anyway, that is my 2 cents.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:07 PM
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Do not believe it is any of the neighbors..we are under (supposidly) a secured network..we have to use password to get on line. Have called cable company and they said they do not know what it is. It is not something they use. Have noticed that when speed gets real slow..I will unplug router and reset it and that seems to help.
What is the SSID of the wireless router the cable company provided?
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