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Microsoft Broadband Networking Setup Wizard does not start

When I try to run the Microsoft Broadband Networking Setup Wizard on my computer, the wizard does not start.

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CAUSE This issue may occur when the Network ID setting on your computer is configured with a workgroup name that contains a special character--for example, a period. A workgroup name can contain up to 15 characters, including letters, numbers, and the following characters:! @ # $ % ^ & ( ) _ - ; : ' " ,. It cannot contain any spaces, and must start with a letter or a number. The NetBiosName class considers the majority of those special characters as invalid so the problem may occur if the workgroup name contains other characters besides the period. RESOLUTION To resolve this issue, change the workgroup name to something that does not contain special characters. To do this, follow these steps. Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps. Note Follow these steps on all computers that are in your workgroup. 1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. 2. In the System Properties tab, click the Computer Name tab, and then click Change. 3. Under Member of, click Workgroup, and then type a name for your workgroup that does not contain any special characters. 4. Click OK, and then restart your computer.

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CAUSE This issue may occur when the Network ID setting on your computer is configured with a workgroup name that contains a special character--for example, a period. A workgroup name can contain up to 15 characters, including letters, numbers, and the following characters:! @ # $ % ^ & ( ) _ - ; : ' " ,. It cannot contain any spaces, and must start with a letter or a number. The NetBiosName class considers the majority of those special characters as invalid so the problem may occur if the workgroup name contains other characters besides the period. RESOLUTION To resolve this issue, change the workgroup name to something that does not contain special characters. To do this, follow these steps. Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps. Note Follow these steps on all computers that are in your workgroup. 1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. 2. In the System Properties tab, click the Computer Name tab, and then click Change. 3. Under Member of, click Workgroup, and then type a name for your workgroup that does not contain any special characters. 4. Click OK, and then restart your computer.

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Part 1: Before You Start loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); You need the following: • A broadband connection to the Internet and the appropriate hardware. For example, cable-based Internet access that uses a cable modem that is provided by your ISP. • The Microsoft Broadband Networking Setup CD-ROM. • The Microsoft MN-500 Wireless Base Station. • The Ethernet cable that came with your base station. • The AC power supply. • The blank floppy disk.Check the following: • On computers that are running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP, you must be a member of the Administrators group to set up a network. If you cannot run Setup, click Log Off on the Start menu, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then log on with as an administrator. • Turn off any firewall or Internet connection sharing software on your computers. Your base station replaces these functions. The Setup Wizard cannot continue if they are enabled. • Do you have a Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) Internet connection or a static Internet Protocol (IP) address? The Setup Wizard prompts you to type your user name, password, and service name for a PPPoE connection. For a static IP address, you must have the IP, subnet, and ISP gateway addresses. If you have one of these types of connections, gather this information from your ISP.
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