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Cant Get Vista Wireless Network To Work


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#1 rolltide101

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:45 PM

i bought my new hp dv2945se laptop from bestbuy last night last night my wireless network did fine now this morning it will not work it has the X over my wireless connection i right click on it and click connect to a network my network is not on there then i click on diagnose why windows can find any additional networks then it says the wireless windows service is not on so i click start windows wireless service then it says windows cannot resolve the problem please contact your network administrator or isp

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:47 PM

this is the first time ive ever used vista

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:08 PM

Greetings rolltide101,

I have a solution that should work, provided that windows is managing your
wireless card, which is likely in Vista. If you have other Software controlling your
card, please right click it down in the system tray, and click Disable or Exit as appropriate.

Some examples of third party wireless software are, Intel ProWireless or Broadcom wireless
control utility.

Once those are disabled, Please do the following:

start:programs:accessories

{User Action} Right Click on the Command Prompt and choose Run As Administrator
When running in Windows Vista, you will be prompted to continue. Click Continue.

Please press continue after any prompts you receive. Don't be intimidated by anything you see here,
simply follow along and ask questions if you have them.

You are now running the command line as the administrator.
You Should see the following

C:\Windows\System32>

if not, please type

cd C:\Windows\System32>
[press enter]

now the prompt should read

C:\Windows\System32>

type the following exactly as it appears, but replace \\YourComputerName with the name of your computer of course
Remember to use the double slash before your computer name, Hit Enter after typing the whole line.

sc \\YourComputerName config wlansvc start= auto

The output should read:

[SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS

Next, type the following:

sc start wlansvc

hit enter.

Output should Read:

SERVICE_NAME: wlansvc 
		TYPE			   : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS  
		STATE			  : 2  START_PENDING 
								(NOT_STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
		WIN32_EXIT_CODE	: 0  (0x0)
		SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
		CHECKPOINT		 : 0x0
		WAIT_HINT		  : 0x7d0
		PID				: 1040
		FLAGS			  :

Your Wireless auto config service should now be started and you should start seeing networks. If not,
you may have a hardware issue.


If that doesn't work, and you still don't see any networks and see the Greyed out screen,
You may have a Hardware problem with the Wireless card, or a missing driver (No Driver installed/or it's disabled)

Find your My computer icon and Right Click it. Choose Properties, and in the upper left hand corner of the screen
click on Device Manager.

From there, expand the Networking tab, and look for your wireless card. If you see a Down Arrow, it may be
disabled. Right click and Enable it.

If you see devices that aren't very descriptive, you may need to download the drivers for your Card from the manufacturer's web site.

Finally, Sometimes you have a wireless switch or key combination that enables and disables your wireless card.
Make sure that it is enabled as you may still see the wireless icon even if it's disabled.

Edited by RandomUser, 01 August 2008 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2008 - 02:20 PM

thanks for help sorry it took me so long

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:12 PM

Would I be correct in assuming that it's working?




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