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Automatically Start Wireless on Windows Computer

Last week one of our readers, sent an email to help him solve wireless connection issues on his PC. He is having a Windows 10 computer and the problem is his computer's inability to detect wireless network from his wireless router. In his first email he didn't mention whether other wireless devices like laptop or SmartPhone could detect his home wireless network. So, my first reply was an enquiry on it. He confirmed that he is able to connect other devices to his home wireless network. Hence it is clear that the culprit is his desktop computer. I sent him some of our support links with procedures to resolve the issue of non-detection of wireless network automatically. Support links have common wireless detection issues with Windows 8 and Windows 10.

  1. Frequent Wireless Disconnection -Solution

  2. Start WLAN AutoConfig on Windows 10

  3. My Laptop is Not Getting Wifi



Unfortunately, none of the above solutions fix his issue. So I enquired him if his Windows 10 computer is configured in a way to start Wireless automatically to catch WiFi networks when his PC comes in range. He didn't know how to check whether Windows 10 is configured to start WiFi automatically. So, I sent his steps to start Wireless in Windows 10 Operating System automatically.



  1. Right click on the wireless icon at the task bar, then select "Network and Sharing Center."

  2. Go to Change your networking settings and select "Set up a new connection or network"

  3. Now select a connection option from the list, choose "Manually connect to a wireless network, connect to a hidden network or create a new wireless profile" and click next.

  4. Fill the details below.

    • Network name: Type the SSID (Wireless network name) of your home network.

    • Security type: Choose WPA2-personal (if you have different security type, enter that)

    • Encryption type: Choose AES

    • Security key: Enter the home WiFi password you created.

    • Tick the box "Start this connection automatically."

  5. Click next

  6. Go back to connect wireless pane, select your network name and enter the same password.

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