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Solved Windows wireless Service problem

May 28, 2012 at 13:22:24
Specs: Windows Vista
Until recently when I booted my laptop (Vista SP2) it would automatically connect to my wireless internet (it is 2 feet from the router). Now it has begun to not connect unless I click on connect, then click diagnose. Diagnose says I have to "start windows wireless service" which it then does for me when I click a button. All the while the staus of the connection is at 100% in Netwrk and Sharing Center and everything there is configured the same as always when there was no issue. I checked Black Viper on services and they are set to standards.

What is turning off the wireless service and how can I get it back to start automatically when I boot?



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May 28, 2012 at 17:15:51
I'd be tempted to try a restore point to a time when it worked.

Hang up and live.

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May 28, 2012 at 21:03:04
Thanks for the suggestion. I have restored it once with no change. I am reluctant to go back too far because I had to reinstall a lot of programs and really don't want to do that all over again if I can avoid it. I thought there may be a handy fix out there..

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May 31, 2012 at 20:55:42
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Found on the web...

"note: the Windows Wireless Service won't start automatically if your Vista computer is a notebook and the notebook has a switch on it to toggle wifi on & off. The switch must be on for the wireless service to load automatically."

Some laptops have a button or custom key that toggles the wireless networking adapter's wireless feature (broadcast) on / off. In that case, there's probably an led that indicates whether it's on or off.
If you have that, is that toggled off while booting the computer ?

It's possible in theory that there's a bios setting regarding whether it's on or off by default while booting the computer as well.

If that doesn't help - see this - the service should be set to Automatic:

How do I start the Wireless/WLAN Zero Configuration?

I'm assumming you're using Windows' Wireless Zero utility.

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