Wireless zero configuration is the feature of Windows XP that allows
Windows to detect the available wireless networks and automatically
connect to the most preferred wireless network.
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
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
If your wireless adapter driver does not support wireless auto onfiguration
, you will notice the following:
The network adapter does not appear as a wireless network adapter in
Network Connections. It appears as a LAN adapter, similar to an Ethernet
- 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.
get the most out of your Windows XP wireless experience, you should
contact wireless adapter manufacturer to obtain the latest version of
the drivers that support this XP feature.
If not, you must
manually configure wireless network settings using the configuration
software supplied with the wireless network adapter.