View Full Version : Re: Did I crash my WLAN card by starting WZC?

05-01-08, 01:48 PM
On Apr 30, 5:54*pm, greatcham <greatc...@discussions.microsoft.com>
> My Dell WLAN card has always worked fine with its native driver. *Recently, I
> encountered problems with a local non-secure wireless network with a strong
> signal: *the connection status showed as "connected" showing a good signal
> strength etc. *But there was obviously no working connection: *every attempt
> to access a web page immediately gave a blank page with "Done." *Also, Ihad
> previously used this network with no problem -- yes, I did verify that the
> network is still non-secure.
> Assuming that the problem was with my card, I enabled Wireless Zero
> Connection as described in Knowledge Base article 871122. *Now the connection
> still doesn't work (although the radio shows a strong connection in place),
> and I'm thinking of disabling WZC. *Should I do this by doing Configure ->
> Advanced for my WLAN card and disabling "WZC IBSS Channel Number" and "WZC
> Managed Ethernet"? *Could I also have messed up the process of enabling WZC? *
> Now, when I attempt to "View Available Wireless Networks," I get only an
> error message saying "Windows cannot configure this wireless connection" and
> referring me to the Knowledge Base article on starting WZC. *Get rid of WZC;
> uninstall and reinstall; or try something different?

Most wireless adapters will / should work with Wireless Zero
Configuration, providing that you turn off the vendor's provide
services / management utility. This Dell may have an automatic
starting tools (WLAN???) in the Startup group.