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Windows cannot configure this wireless conn.

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#1 drhugh


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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.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:44 PM

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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.

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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.
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