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Like any other service, sometimes the Windows Wireless Zero service needs to be restarted. It could be because of a glitch or error, or it could be because a third-party utility (such as the Dell WLAN application) stopped it. In any event, restarting Wireless Zero and getting Windows to automatically see and manage your wireless connections is a breeze. (If you have a third-party program managing your wireless connections, you'll either need to stop that program or uninstall it before restarting Wireless Zero.)
A. On the Start menu, right click on My Computer (in Vista, it's just called Computer) and select Manage.
B. When the Computer Management console opens, click the plus sign next to Services and Applications to expand that section.
C. Click on Services.
D. Scroll down the list of services until you find Wireless Zero Configuration, and click on it. (It may help to maximize the window.)
E. Toward the top of the window, under Wireless Zero Configuration, you'll see either Start or Restart underlined; whichever one it is, click on it.
F. Close the Computer Management console.
G. Right click on the Windows wireless icon in your system notification tray and choose View Available Wireless Networks.
H. Click Change advanced settings on the left side.
I. Go to the Wireless Networks tab and put a check in the box marked Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings.
J. Click OK.
The list of available wireless networks should automatically refresh itself, and you should be able to connect to any network you could connect to before (as long as you have the proper keys and credentials).
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Apr 10, 2013 | D-Link Computers & Internet
Wireless Zero configuration is a utility that connects your computer to a wireless network.
Wireless Zero configuration is not enabled, the following message will
appear: "Windows cannot configure this wireless connection."
Note: If you have the Belkin utility installed, you'll need to change the Program Choice in the Options tab so the Windows XP Utility is selected.
Find Wireless Zero Configuration within the Services list.
Right-click Windows Zero Configuration and select Properties.
Select Automatic from the drop-down menu next to Startup type.
Click Apply and restart your computer.
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