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Problem detecting wireless network laptop on windows xp no problem on other laptop windows vista

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    my laptop states started and still no internet

  • samgirl14 Jan 24, 2009

    i tried that and i still fail to see any wireless networks. i even tried to uninstall and reinstall the drivers, but none of it is working!

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Ok if your wireless card appears to be installed and working but all you get is an empty list of networks every time you search for available networks then chances are the windows wireless service is not running.. to fix this try the following:

"Right click" on "my computer" icon and select "manage" from the drop down menu

Then when the management console appears click "services and applications" on the left pane

Then in the right pane "double click" the word "services" to show the list of services running on your computer.

Then scroll down to the bottom of the list and usually about the third from the bottom you will see a service called "wireless zero Config"

You need to make sure it says "started" in the "status" column if it does not then "right click" on it and select "start" from the drop down menu

If the service says started and you are still getting an empty list then let me know and i will help you with the next step in solving it but usually 9 times out of 10 that is the issue

I hope this info helps


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It is enabled by the Wireless Zero Configuration service in Windows XP. It provides auto wireless network detection when you switch on the computer.
Follow the steps below to verify that the service is running:
1. Go to Start and right click My Computer. Select and click Manage.
2. Computer Management window will appear. Under Services and Applications, select Services.
3. Check for the service Wireless Zero Configuration. Make sure that it is started and that the startup type is set to automatic.
computer-management.jpg4. If it isn't, double-click the service. If the startup type is not set to automatic, click on the dropdown arrow and and change it to automatic. Click OK at last.
autostart-wireless-zero.jpgIf your wireless adapter driver does not support wireless auto onfiguration, you will notice the following:
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- The properties of the wireless connection do not have a Wireless Networks tab.
- You do not receive a Windows XP notification bar message indicating that wireless networks are available.
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Windows XP should show an icon with a notification that says it has found a wireless network.
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Windows XP prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down earlier in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.
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If you have Vista,
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  2. Under Network and Internet, click VIEW NETWORK STAUTS AND TASKS
  3. On the side panel, click MANAGE NETWORK CONNECTIONS
  4. Right click your Wireless network, and click PROPERTIES
  5. Single-Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  6. Click Properties
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Sorry, but I cannot help with XP at the moment.
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