Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Windows cannot configure this wireless conn.


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 drhugh

drhugh

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Basalt, CO
  • Local time:11:32 AM

Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:10 PM

I bought a new router. Netgear WNR1000 v2. Got it hooked to my desktop,hard wire, no problem. When I try to connect wireless to laptop, I get the error "Windows cannot configure this wireless conn. If you have enabled another program to configure, etc." I go to advanced settings and the box, " Use windows to configure my wireless settings." is checked.
As far as I know I do not have any other program enabled to configure and no matter how many times I go through the loop, I get back to the "Windows cannot configure," etc. Where am I going wrong here. Thanks

Would the Wireless Intermediate Driver have anything to do with it? That box is checked.

I did a Diagnostic for this and It also says Windows is not currently managing my wireless connection.
What other program is enable so that I cannot use windows to configure? How do I find it and how do I disable it so that I can use windows to configure?

Under device manager I have : 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI express Adapter, a 1394 Net Adapter, and a Broadcom Netlink ™ Gigabyte Ethernet listed.

Edited by drhugh, 26 March 2011 - 06:12 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 35,556 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:11:32 AM

Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:44 PM

Every new router comes with a free support.
Call Netgear.

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif




#3 dpunisher

dpunisher

  • BC Advisor
  • 2,234 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South TX
  • Local time:01:32 PM

Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:24 AM

Not a router problem.

You have another program on the lappy trying to manage your wireless connection, just like the message says.

OEMs are the worst about using their own wireless managers. Why they do it I do not know. Go to control panel, look at your network (wireless) connections. I would bet the program managing it will be there. If you want to manage it with Windows, the current program will have to be disabled first.

I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)

3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)


#4 Sneakycyber

Sneakycyber

    IT Support Specialist


  • BC Advisor
  • 5,497 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ohio
  • Local time:02:32 PM

Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:05 AM

In the bottom right-hand corner by the clock is usually an icon for the wireless adapter utility if its not there look in your start menu. The program may be corrupted. You will be looking for a program written by the manufacture of your wireless card.

a%2B_ce_forum.jpg

Chad Mockensturm

Systems Admininistrator  Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2012 
Cisco Certified Home and Small Business Networking Support





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users