Out of the box, my Asus Eee 4G did not connect automatically to my wireless network. At first this was not a problem, because the Wireless Networks button is prominent on the desktop.
But as I updated and rebooted the unit several times, it became a nuisance to manually connect. Then I found how to do it automatically. The secret is to use the Network button instead, for it has many more options than does the Wireless Networks button. (In fact, I don't see the point to the Wireless Network button.)
1. In the desktop's Internet tab, click Network.
2. The Network Connections dialog box lists the wireless networks it can detect. Choose the one you want, and then click Properties.
3. At the bottom of the Properties dialog box are two useful options:
- Start mode - change from Manual (the default) to On Boot.
- Fallback - change from blank (the default) to another wireless network that might be around you. (My home has two access points, one at each end of the house.)
4. Click OK.
Now the Eee will connect to the Internet automatically after you turn it on, or wake it up from sleep mode.