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How to Enable the Wireless Zero Configuration

Posted by j0oo0 on August 8, 2008

 

You can use the Wireless Zero Configuration service to use 802.x Authentication in Windows. This can be a lifesaver if your third party wireless connection manager is not working.

 To start Wireless Zero Configuration use the directions for your version of Windows listed below. Then skip down to the last section showing how to enable it.



Windows Vista

To start Wireless Zero Configuration in Windows Vista you need to log in as an Administrator.

  • Click on Start and Control Panel
  • Select Administrative Tools and then Services
  • In the Services box scroll down the list of Services (Local) until you find the one labelled Wired AutoConfig and double click it.
  • In the Wired AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  • Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
  • Now find the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig and double click it.
  • In the WLAN AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  • Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
  • Go to File and Exit to close the Services window


Windows XP

Windows XP users must have Service Pack 2 installed to activate the Wireless Zero Configuration.

  • Go to Start and Control Panel
  • Click on Administrative Tools and Services
  • In the Services box scroll down the list of Services (Local) until you find the one labelled Wireless Zero Configuration and double click it.
  • In the Wireless Zero Configuration Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  • Click on Start and once the service has started click on OK
  • Go to File and Exit to close the Services box.


Windows 2000

Windows 2000 users must have Service Pack 4 installed to activate Wireless Zero Configuration.

  • Click on Start and Settings and Control Panel
  • Choose Administrative Tools and Services
  • In the Services box scroll down the list of Services until you find the one labelled Wireless Configuration and double click it.
  • In the Wireless Configuration Properties (Local Computer) window change the Startup type to Automatic
  • Click on Start , once the service has started click on OK
  • Click on the X in the top right corner to close the Window

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 Enable It.

Click on Start and Settings and Control Panel open Network Connections

From here, right click on your Wireless Network Connection and select Properties

On the Wireless Networks Tab. Check the “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings” check box. This will alow “Zero Config” or the Windows Wireless Zero configuration utility to control the wireless card. Click ok. You can now use windows to manage your wireless connection.

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4 Responses to “How to Enable the Wireless Zero Configuration”

  1. Fleermdes said

    Good page.., bro

  2. Awesome, I did not know about this topic up to now. Thanks!!

  3. Keith said

    Got to the last step in Windows XP and closed out after start. Nothing changed…

    I have a Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link4965AG

    Drivers C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\NETw4x32.sys

    When I right click my Wireless Network Connection and click on Properties, the window that opens only has a General and Advanced Tab. It Does not have a Wireless Networks Tab between General and Advanced tabs…… Am I missing a driver or Hp Component?

    • j0oo0 said

      The most important part is ensuring that the wireless zero service is started. You may want to try stoping and restarting the service, if that does not work I would suggest reinstalling the drivers for the wifi card.

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