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configureing prob wireless plz help!


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Teresa Tanner

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hello guys, i have a question. my wireless internet has been working perfectly until yesterday!!! i have a hp laptop with windows xp on it and i use a wireless-g 2.4 ghz LINKSYS broadband router. with comcast internet.

now today when i turn on my laptop not only does it take a LONG time to load up ( i turn it up and my picture i use as my desktop backround just shows with no icons on or anything for a good 5 mins)

Now when i look at my wireless internet icon on the bottom it says.. speed 54.0 mbps and says the connection is very good. but then it says acquiring network address.

it then says bytes sent- 0 and recieved - 923

when i go to view wireless networks it says..
"Windows cannot configure this wireless connection. if you have enabled another program to manage this wireless connection use that software. if you want windows to configure this wireless connection start the wireless zero configuation (WZC) service. for information about starting the WZC service, see article 871122 in the microsoft knowledge base on the microsoft.com website.


I thought it was the drivers but it says all my drivers are up to date and it says it it is working well.


can someone please tell me what to do!?

we have a old dell windows 2000 laptop that is working perfectly using wireless but they go direcly its not like xp at all. but im trying to fix my work laptop i need it for work asap

thank you
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Teresa Tanner

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plz ne help?
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Well...if it's taking forever to boot all of a sudden I would scan for viruses and spyware. The message you are getting is informational. It means just what it says. There is another utility installed to manage the wireless card. If you want to use Windows to manage it, you'll need to start that WZC service.

I'd address the slow boot problem first. You may very well have a virus or spyware program that's causing all of these problems. If you don't have an antivirus program, try AVG Free from Grisoft. Works great and it's free.
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well see that the thing if i dont have internet i cant get the virus checker :whistling:

and how can i tell what other utility is using the wiresless card and delete it?
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Oops! Right you are. Nevermind. You might also search the G2G OS forums for "prefetch". There's a procedure in there that might help with boot speed.

This is the article that your message refers to:

http://support.micro...kb/871122/en-us

Check "Add/Remove Programs" in "Control Panel" and look for and installed program with "wireless" in the name. I'm not suggesting that you remove it yet, this is just a way that might help you locate what it might be. Usually the program will be listed in the Start menu somewhere. If it's not in the initial Start menu, it's usually listed under Programs.
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where is the g2g os forums??

and is there anyway i can just unitall my router on my laptop and the drivers and stuff

and reinstall it see if it works?

i have linksys network card also but i dont have no soft ware for that but i have software for my linksys broadband router
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Geeks to Go OS forums:
http://www.geekstogo...ystems-f41.html

You can uninstall and reinstall the wireless in Device Manager. I don't have XP in front of me but I believe if you right click my computer and choose hardware you should get to the right place. Hopefully someone can jump in and verify that. XP is pretty good about having the right drivers for the common devices so you could even try your other card. I'm not going to tell you to download the drivers. ;-)
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Any luck?
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i had this problem heres what i did.went into controll panel click on administritive tools,click on services, clickon open and a box appears with lots of things in it ,scroll down to wirless zero configuration and highlight it and then clicck and open the properties box ,check that it is on automatic and press start,this solved the problem for me.if it is still not right then click on your adapter and when the box opens click windows for configuration.
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