View Available Wireless Networks is missing

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QUESTION
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I want to use Windows to configure my wireless network connections, but my computer or network hardware manufacturer’s software has disabled this feature. How do I re-enable it?

 

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ANSWER
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Windows XP

The issue is the Wireless Zero Configuration service has been disabled or stopped.

Open the Services applet from the control panel, or run it manually using the following command at the command prompt, or from Start, Run:
%SystemRoot%system32services.msc /s

Double-click the Wireless Zero Configuration service
In the Startup type list, click Automatic, and then click Apply
In the Service status area, click Start, and then click OK

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To configure the Wireless Network Connection then

Open the Network and Sharing Center applet from the control panel, then click Change adapter settings, or run it manually using the following command at the command prompt or from Start, Run:
ncpa.cpl

Double-click to open the properties panel of your wireless network adapter.
Click the Available Networks tab and configure your wireless connection

 

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EXAMPLES
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APPLIES TO / KEY WORDS
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View available wireless networks
Microsoft Windows XP

 

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REF
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871122

 


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By | 2017-12-01T23:47:36+00:00 October 21st, 2011|Computers, Documentation, Microsoft, Networking, Windows, Wireless, XP|0 Comments