We have 3 laptops. Work one, a Toshiba with XP, my own, an Acer with XP and my wife's, an HP with Vista. The router is a Netgear.
Both XP laptops boot up and a few seconds later connect to the router automatically.
The Vista one might connect automatically but most of the time does not and I have to click the 'connect to the internet' icon and go through the process of connecting to my network. Even then it might connect on the first attempt or take several attempts to connect and sometimes I give up and try rebooting. Usually makes no difference and connecting again becomes random.
Does the random nature mean I have a system problem?