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Windows cannot configure this wireless connection ?

Often, proprietary wireless network card software takes over the Windows Wireless network management. To revert those changes, you need to start the Windows "Wireless Zero Connections" service, and make sure the network card is using it:

1. Navigate to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
2. Find "Wireless Zero Connections" service, change its startup type to "Automatic" and click "Apply". Then click on "Start" in the Service status area.
3. From the NIC icon in the system tray, view Available Wireless Networks > Change advanced settings > Wireless networks tab > tick "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings"

Notes: If you're having connectivity problems, make sure the wireless radio is ON, that the driver is working properly in the device manager, and that any other network card software is not taking over the Windows Wireless network management. In some rare cases, you must use the proprietary software for your network card instead of the Windows default.

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by linski - 2009-12-13 12:43
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