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    Wireless Zero Configuration.

    This is a discussion on Wireless Zero Configuration. within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi all I use Windows Wireless Zero configuration when I set up other people's wireless networks and occasionally I find ...

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      Wireless Zero Configuration.

      Hi all

      I use Windows Wireless Zero configuration when I set up other people's wireless networks and occasionally I find that it loses the WEP key that I set up. The zero configuration (or Windows) can also put the tick back in the box to "Obtain the Key Automatically" which will knock people's wireless connections off. My friends assure me that they have done nothing to cause this. In fact a couple of them wouldnt even know where to start to look to change these settings.

      I use the Windows Wireless Zero Configuration because I find most of the utilities supplied with various wireless dongles difficult to set up. The changing settings thing though only seems to happen when I use Netgear wireless dongles and more often with the WG511G, a PCMCIA adapter, and the WG111v2, a USB dongle.

      Anyone else had this problem? I suspect it's a Windows XP thing but if anyone knows of a way to make Windows retain the settings I put in I would love to know.

      Cheers.


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      Re: Wireless Zero Configuration.

      WZC is a great idea, when it works, unfortunately more often than not, it just causes problems. Here is an article on the subject you may like to read.
      Windows Wireless Zero Configuration: Five Steps to Sanity

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Wireless Zero Configuration.

      Cheers Isitme, I forgot I had posted about that. I'll have a look at that link. Thanks.

     

     

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