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How to prevent your laptop from searching for wireless networks

  1. Right click on "My computer"
  2. Select "Manage"
  3. Click the "+" next to "Services and applications"
  4. Click on Services
  5. Right click on "Windows Zero Configuration" and select "Stop"

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after booting my Dell Latitude D610 now I can not connect internet wireless. It looks like I don't have the drivers for internet and I can not install internet in my laptop.... please help!


You may just need to restart the Wireless Zero service. Right click on My Computer and select Manage. When the Computer Management console opens up, expand Services and Applications on the left side and click on Services. Scroll down to where you see Wireless Zero Configuration and click Restart (or if it is stopped, click Start).

Close the Services window, and right click on your wireless icon in the system tray and choose "View Available Wireless Networks." Click "Change Advanced Settings" on the left side, then under the Wireless Network tab put a check next to "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings." Then click OK.

Can you connect wirelessly now?

Sep 20, 2010 | Dell Latitude XPi CD MMX ESS 1887 Win3.x...

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how do you reconnect wireless network connections on toshiba qosmio f25-av205 using windows xp have drivers but the wizard says diconnected


Ok, first you want to right click on my computer, select manage, services, and double click on wireless zero configuration and select automatically under startup type and click on start. Double click on the icon for the wireless zero configuration next to the clock. Select the correct wireless connection and click connect.

May 17, 2010 | Toshiba Qosmio F25-AV205 Notebook

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wireless not visible


try the following 2 things;
1 does the laptop have a wireless switch or button if so try pressing it to see if it had been accedentially turned off, normally you will have a light somewhere on the laptop suggesting that the wireless card is on.

2 if the laptop wireless nic is turned on, try using the microsoft "Wireless Zero Configuration" service to configure your internet connection. depending upon what you have installed on your system the general idea would be from the application settings if installed / avaliable select "allow windows to manage my wireless connection" different applications use different descriptions but hopefully you get the idea. once done or if this step is not appropirate then manke sure that the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service is started;

right click on the my computer icon and select manage

then expand "services and applications" and select "Services"
(on the right hand panel you should see a list if services on your computer)
scroll down the list and find the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service right click on it and select properties.
once displayed make sure that application startup is set to "automatic" and click start if needed.

close "computer management"

then just where the time is normally displayed you should see an icon showing a computer with cartoon brackets eminating from it. right click and selct view wireless networks. and see if you can now view wireless networks.

hope this helps!

Nov 08, 2008 | NetGear DG834G Router

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Windows configuration zero


To get to the Windows Zero Configuration settings in Windows XP:
Right click on My Computer>>Manage>>Double click on Services & Applications>>Applications.
Scroll down and right click on Windows Zero Configuration>>Properties. Make sure your start up type is Automatic and that the Service Status is Started. I hope this helps!

Sep 23, 2008 | Belkin (F5D7050) 802.11a/g/b Wireless...

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