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Have XP operating system, Comcast service, Airport extreme router and a Linksys wireless N antenna. Windows say: Cannot configure this wireless connection. What's wrong?

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  • Wayne Hammond May 11, 2010

    Have you called Comcast for support?

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Another program is using the wireless utility, you may find this program in start menu / programs / ... open this program and you will be able to connect to your WLAN - also check your tool bar near the clock - an icon for the WLAN may be there,

if you would like windows manage your wireless you may need to enable the wireless zero configuration service within admin tools / services


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