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Topic # 32154 14-Apr-2009 19:55
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I am having continued troubles starting and maintaining wireless connectivity on my laptop (sony).  Each time I try and view available networks I get an error message relating to wireless zero configuration (wzc).  I have seen on another site that the wzc service should start & run automatically but mine keeps randomly stopping before networks can be identified?   I have updated the wireless hard ware device and investigated the wzc using RUN services.msc.  Any ideas on why this keeps failing me?


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  Reply # 206978 14-Apr-2009 23:54
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perhaps there is a Sony add-in that replaces the WZC service and automatically disables it?  Look for a sony wireless assistant, network assistant or some such thing.

I have seen these sorts of apps with my US Robotics wireless pcmcia card, IBM and Toshiba laptops too.

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  Reply # 207168 15-Apr-2009 22:08
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What's the exact error message? And did the wireless ever work on your laptop or is it a recent problem? If its a recent problem, did you do any changes to the system just before you noticed the problem? You said you updated the wireless hardware device, but what about the driver? Are you using any thirdparty security software (like Norton)?

Also, which OS are you using? XP SP3?

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