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Can't activate Wireless Zero Configuration service

Postby chicagotech » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:23 pm

I use XP SP2, D-Link W/L USB card: DWL-120 (902.11b).

All of a sudden, my PC stopped automatically connecting to my wireless
network on power on. The only way I can force this connection to be set is
by executing D-Link W/L utility.
When I am trying to activate the WZC service it is failed and I'm prompted
with an error message #1068. I referred to MS article ID: 871122 but looks
like that something disappeared in the Network connection. Following that
article, "....In Network Connections, click to select your wireless
connection, and then click Change settings of this connection. On the
Wireless Networks tab, click to select the Use Windows to configure my
wireless network settings check box."
I don't get this Wireless Networks tab option!!! How can I restore the WZC
automatic activation ???

Please advise
Dudi
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Postby chicagotech » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:24 pm

The DLink utility will take control away from WZC. You can not use
both,..only one can be in control,...the other will remain disabled.

I am not personally familar with DLink's tools, but there may be a place in
it to tell it to let WZC control the Wireless Nic which will cause the tool
to "get out of the way".

For example, my laptop has a "Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility" that manages
the wireless networks. But if I want to use WZC then I have to go in the
tool manage your wireless networks" which will cause the tool to "back off"
and let WZC manage the wireless networks.


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Postby chicagotech » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:24 pm

Just to add more to this info: Some of the Wireless Card utilities,
when installed (interactively or forcefully) turn off the WZC in
windows services. Go to control panel ->administrative tools ->
services -> WZC & make sure that the service is enabled & set to
automatic start.

Cheers
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Postby chicagotech » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:25 pm

Man, I fell into this "lost WZC" pit this afternoon. Banging my head for 3 hours. Ramesh R, Thank You! Thank You! You genius! If you were here in DC, I'd buy you dinner. Or wash your car. Anything...

Yes it was most helpful ,even for a novice like me. Thanks ,to you guys. Wash
your car ..sure lol
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