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    Drive mappings with wireless network

    Our home network currently has my PC and a networked hard drive connected with wires, and my wife's laptop connected by wireless. The software that comes with the networked hard drive sets it up for you so that your named folder on the networked drive is mapped as drive Z. The trouble is that when the laptop is started up, Windows seems to try to reconnect the mapped Z drive before it starts up the wireless connection, so it always says that it was unable to reconnect the network drive, and her scheduled backups regularly don't happen. If I get Windows to repair the wireless connection, access to the Z drive is restored.

    Is there a way to get Windows to get the wireless network up and running before it tries to reconnect the network drive?

    Ian

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    Re: Drive mappings with wireless network

    Try Startup Delayer. It lets you set the order processes start on your computer - by promoting the wireless connection, you should be able to sail smoothly. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Drive mappings with wireless network

    Thanks. That looks interesting. I'll give it a go.

    Ian

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