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If a PC cannot find a network until rebooting, check the speed settings of the network card as well as the functionality of the card itself.

One of 8 systems will often not find the network until I reboot. What should I fix?

I would check that you have the latest network drivers, and that the network card is set to a fixed rather than auto-detect speed. I'd also check the cable, and if you have an extra network card lying around I'd be tempted to swap it out in case the card in this machine has a problem itself.

Article C2054 - June 14, 2004 « »

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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