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Windows cannot configure this wireless connection

Postby chicagotech » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:04 pm

We just had a similar case last weekend. The user called Dell tech support for over one hour, but could not make it work using the Dell wireless utility. The simple solution is disable the Dell wireless utility and setup wireless using WZC.

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>
>> When traveling, I'm having issues when trying to connect to other
>> wireless networks. At home, everything is fine. When I click on
>> "view available wireless networks" this is the message I get:
>>
>> "Windows cannot configure this wireless connection. If you have
>> enabled another program to manage this wireless connection, use
>> that software. If you want Windows to configure this wireless
>> connection, start the wireless zero configuration service. For
>> more information about starting the wzc service, see article
>> 871122 in the microsoft knowledge base on the microsoft.com web
>> site. "
>>
>
> Believe it or else, in most cases this is perfectly normal. Windows
> comes with a "Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC)" utility to manage
> the wireless connection. In many cases, the manufacturer of your
> wireless card/chipset has provided their own utility to replace the
> WZC utility -- this allows them to add functionality to control their
> version of the wireless chipset. When this is the case, you get the
> above error message when attempting to access WZC functions. What
> you need to do is look in your tray (next to the clock) and locate an
> icon belonging to the manufacturer's utility (HP, Broadcomm, Intel,
> Linksys, etc each have their own) and double click on that icon to
> launch the utility that manages your wireless connection.
>
> If you're still stuck, find out the manufacturer of your wireless
> card/chipset and visit their website for the latest version of their
> driver and control program.
>
> HTH,
> John
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Postby guest » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:02 pm

If I understand you correctly, you don't see any wireless network thru
Windows WZC (Wireless Zero Configuration) but you're able to see 3 wifi
networks thru HP wireless management software.

If that's correct, the answer is it's normal. You can only use 1 wireless
management software at a time. If some other software is managing wireless
connection, WZC will be unused. If you want to use WZC, there should be an
option (on your HP wifi management software) to 'let Windows manage my
wireless network' (or something like that).

HTH


>i have a siemens gigaset se587 router which I can connect to the internet
> wirelessly with an hp program.
>
> Windows does not detect any networks, even though the hp software picks up
> 3.
>
> Does anyone know why???
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