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I can not get my built in wireless connection to work. when i click on the wireless network connection icon in the bottom righthand corner a message comes up with 'windows cannot configure this wireless connection' Please help

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    cannot connect to wireless

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Since you haven't indicate exact model number of the computer you have, I will give you possible tips that you can try.
Go to windows start > run
type "services.msc" then press enter
windows services will appear. Locate the "Wireless Zero Configuration" and turn it on. After that Try again. It might instantly resolve the issue however I will strongly recommend to disable alternate Wireless Configuration Utility. If issue persist leave message by indicating the exact model. Issue is very simply to resolve. Just follow the guidelines.

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Vista?? or XP?? ensure that the wireless adapter is turned "ON"

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