I've used everything in the forum to try to get a solution to this problem which just started happening over the past few months. Yes, I looked at all the answers and suggestions and did them all, but nothing works. Troubleshooters say all is fine. I have Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 on a Dell Inspiron Laptop N7010. My adapter is the DWLAN1501 half-mini wireless adapter. It used to always connect really fast until the past three/four months. I have the Comcast Caller ID on it and a thing called the DWLAN Utility,and MSE. Even with these starting up previously, I never had a problem until the past few months.
I don't know if the adapter is configured with the proper defaults following what the help file says for the utility as everytime I've tried to reconfigure it or reinstall the adapter, I end up crashing the network! It used to always connect, right from the get go even with these programs running. I have not changed my router and the problem had begun prior to my ISP giving me a newer modem-about 2 months ago. As I have said, everything that has previously been suggested about adapters taking a long time to connect to the network that has been listed in this forum, I have tried. I am curious if anyone else has this problem with this particular adapter, but more importantly, why did it happen just over the past few months? Nothing was changed and yes, I've done safe mode with network, IP Config, and even trying a static IP address with my DNS servers' addresses put in, but that didn't work either. I've accessed the Linksys utility, changed channels, but nothing works to speed it up. My CallerID for the PC from Comcast does immediately connect, but meanwhile, the adapter still has this circle spinning around it. We have a number of wireless devices, but none of them are new, ie, just during the past3/4 months. Most are manually set to turn on the wireless network on once they are turned on except for the printer and two tablets. Maybe there is no way to correct this after having tried everything that's all ready been suggested to other people on the forum with the same problem, but I thought I'd give it a try. I have WPA2 personal with AES. Thanks. Oh, it is also taking IE longer to connect to the Internet as well, once the adapter finally connects and yes, I have disabled add-ons to no avail.