Wireless Network Will Not Connect Automatically On Boot

I have Windows 7 Professional.  Every time I boot up I have to to click on wireless icon & enter code key to connect to net.  When I go to Network & Sharing Center, active network is showing.  When I go to Manage Wireless Networks, active network not listed.  When I try to manually add it, I fill in all data and click next, I get notice that access is denied. I have admin. rights. Have talked w/HP & router people to no avail.  Just need to find fix that will automatically connect to internet on boot without necessity of entering key code each time I boot up.  Would greatly appreciate any suggestions.
 

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Last updated December 16, 2018 Views 262,326 Applies to:
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open search, type "services.msc" open services.
Scroll down to "wlan auto config" right click, stop the service.

Navigate to
"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\ delete everything in this folder  leaving only a folder called "profiles" delete everything in the "profiles" folder except for a folder called "interfaces" delete everything in the "interfaces" folder)

Restart "wlan auto config" connect to your wireless network, enter
your passkey, (ensure the connect automaticly box is checked)
 
Restart your computer job done, your computer will now connect to your wireless network automaticly on boot.

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Hi all, I followed the above advice and thank God you guys got it just right!!! The tip from Fikin to Smokey was right on!! He said to:

I saw this very frustrating issue on both my work and home WLAN. A colleague has helped me to identify the issue and the fix we used is posted below;

1) Go to the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles (it's hidden folder so you'll have to manually type the path from the windows start bar),

2) Give the local Administrators group full permissions;
 a) In windows explorer, right click within the folder and select properties
 b) Select the Security tab
 c) Click Edit
 d) Select the Administrators group (or if it's not there already, add it)
 e) Ensure all the permissions are ticked, with the exception of special permissions,
 f) Click OK then OK.

3) Try adding a wireless profile again by going to Network and Sharing Centre - you should not now get the "Access Denied" message.

Hope it helps!

Nikki 

This worked Great!!! p.s,  I copied and pasted the folder location instead of typing it out. This fixed it, Thank God. It was just so frustrating. Thanks all, Ben.

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