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Author Topic: DWA-171 Simple Questions  (Read 17726 times)

jborchel

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DWA-171 Simple Questions
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:09:07 PM »

When I turn on my laptop the DWA-171 shows up on the right side of the task bar showing signal strength. That is good. However, every time I turn the laptop on I am greeted by the pop-up box for the 171 showing all the networks it can see. Sometimes I've already started my first task and this little program blasts it and often causes irritating re-do's. How can I tell this box not to show up unless I click on the bars symbol on the task bar?

Also, many times it will show me two connections to my second router when I'm only aware of one connection existing. What is that?

As you can tell I'm a bit of a beginner, just knowing enough to be dangerous.
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 08:39:47 AM »

Is there any preferences for this unit that you can find?
What OS platform are you using?
What region are you located?
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 10:33:42 AM »

I cannot find any preferences. I am running on Vista. I am located in Southern California.
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 10:40:32 AM »

Not sure if this behavior can be disabled....you might phone contact D-Link support and ask. This could be a behavior indicative of it sensing something and providing you with the display. However most of the time, it shouldn't be visible if your connected well.
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions - Mine too!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 04:09:03 AM »

I just got this DWA-171.  Works fine, but I have the same problem as OP described above.  Do I really have to look at this pop-up window several times everyday for now until eternity?????  If I can't turn  this off I am going to take it back to Office Depot and buy another brand.
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions - Mine too!
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 10:31:07 AM »

Not sure if this behavior can be disabled....you might phone contact D-Link support and ask. This could be a behavior indicative of it sensing something and providing you with the display. However most of the time, it shouldn't be visible if your connected well.

I just got this DWA-171.  Works fine, but I have the same problem as OP described above.  Do I really have to look at this pop-up window several times everyday for now until eternity?????  If I can't turn  this off I am going to take it back to Office Depot and buy another brand.
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 06:38:47 AM »

After struggling with this device for 4 days, I have come to the conclusion that it is CRAP!  Do not buy one!  I am hoping that Office Max will give me a refund without the package it came in!

Disconnects at random - pages hang - even though it still shows connected.  Have to unplug it and re-insert every half hour.  Plus the stupid window always on top of everything!

I will buy a different brand like the one I have on my other computer that I plugged-in 6 months ago, and never had to see it or mess with it again!
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions - Mine too!
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013, 06:31:46 PM »

So it was working find here and now it's not?

What are the main router wifi settings?

I just got this DWA-171.  Works fine, but I have the same problem as OP described above.  Do I really have to look at this pop-up window several times everyday for now until eternity?????  If I can't turn  this off I am going to take it back to Office Depot and buy another brand.
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 03:31:13 PM »

I took it back and got a NetGear unit.  Works great and I don't have to close popups over and over.
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Re: DWA-171 Simple Questions
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 04:49:25 PM »

Enjoy.
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