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Networks Belkin PCI Wifi Card Bloated Boot Time?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by empyrean, 11 Dec 2006.

  1. empyrean

    empyrean What's a Dremel?

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    After installing a Belkin wifi card, XP Pro's boot time has increased quite a bit... and it takes 2-3 minutes before XP's Wireless Connection icon pops up and starts connecting to the network (which takes only seconds once it starts).

    I've used numerous other Wifi cards on other systems without running into this problem. Any way to make the Belkin load faster?

    System is in signature.
     
  2. Brooxy

    Brooxy Loser of the Game

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    Not overly sure about the PCI version, but I know they did a 54g pcmcia card, which not only destroyed load time, but also kept the processor running at 100%.

    Only thing I can suggest is going to msconfig, disabling any belkin services, and relying on the windows config utility
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Try setting it to a static ip address instead of dhcp.
     
  4. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Mine doesnt add any significant extra boot time..
     
  5. empyrean

    empyrean What's a Dremel?

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    Cheers, found a service I thought I'd cleared out and it did the trick... card connects < 5 seconds now.
     
  6. scoob8000

    scoob8000 Wheres my plasma cutter?

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    What service was it?

    I have a Airlink card that if I let the wireless util run at bootup, it takes forever. I prefer to just run it when I'm using the wireless..
     
  7. empyrean

    empyrean What's a Dremel?

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    I believe it was the Atheros Configuration Service.
     
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