[RESOLVED] Wireless Zero Configuration in Services missing

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jonny b

Computer Doctor
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Trying to install, setup a wifi connection on my tower. I don't have a tab called Wireless Networks in my Wireless Network Connection Properties and I don't have Wireless Zero Configuration in Services listed.
So my computer will not connect.
I have done this a zillion times with desktops and laptops at my location but this newer Dell with XP Home is not doing it. I am using a usb wifi card like I always use. A G model. I have a G model Linksys router.

I have done the drivers and program for this device three times. Uninstalling and reinstalling.
When I doubleclick on the icon for this device down by the clock it asks me this:
Wireless Lan is controlled by the Windows Zero Configuration. Do you want to use ZDWlan as the Wireless Lan configuration tool?

It does not matter if I answer yes or no the msg goes away and that's it, nothing.

Usually when You put the wifi software on you get the Wireless Zero Configuration in Services don't you?

Anyhow, can't get on the net.
 
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jonny b

Computer Doctor
#3
I found a website that made me go and edit the registry with a new Dword value under WZCSVC, type in Start and change the value to 2. Of course it did not tell me to use decimal or hexidecimal.
So now my device's own software pops up and lets me configure it and I get the indication in Services.
All is good now.
 
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ineedurgenthelp

New Member
#5
jonny b said:
I found a website that made me go and edit the registry with a new Dword value under WZCSVC, type in Start and change the value to 2. Of course it did not tell me to use decimal or hexidecimal.
So now my device's own software pops up and lets me configure it and I get the indication in Services.
All is good now.
I'm so sorry but can you please explain this thing you did to someone that knows nothing about this please. I am having the same problem but I didnt understand what you were saying. Sorry, and thank-you in advance !
 
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jonny b

Computer Doctor
#6
Google it. I did just now and found this as well.

Before we get started, though, you need to make sure that your system has been configured to display hidden files. If it hasn’t, you’ll need to first open Windows Explorer, click Tools, and select Folder Options. Go to the View tab and scroll down until you come across the option “Show Hidden Files and Folders” and check it. Also, you’ll need to uncheck the option “Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended).” Click OK when finished.

Now to install the Wireless Zero Configuration service on your system, just follow the procedure outline below:

Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.


In the Control Panel window, if you’re in Category View, then under Pick a Category, double-click the Network and Internet Connections icon (if you’re in Classic View, click on the Network Connections icon and skip to step #4).


In the Network and Internet Connections window, under the Control Panel icon, double-click the Network Connections icon.


In the Network Connections window, under LAN or High Speed Internet, click to select the Local Area Connection icon.


On the menu bar, click File and select Properties from the file menu. (Altneratively, right-click on the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties from the context menu).


In the Local Area Connections Properties window, on the General tab, click the Install button.


In the Select Network Component Type window, in the Click the type of network box, click to select the Service icon.


Click the Add button.


In the Select Network Service window, click the Have Disk button.


Click the OK button.


In the Install From Disk window, click the Browse button.


In the Locate File window, browse to the C:\Windows\Inf folder (this is a hidden folder).


Click to select NETWZC.INF.


Click the Open button.


In the Install from Disk window, click the OK button.


In the Select Network Service window, in the Network Service box, select Microsoft as the manufacturer, and then click to select Wireless Zero Configuration.
Click the OK button.
At this point you’ll need to reboot your PC. With that completed, you should find that the Wireless Zero Configuration service has been successfully installed on your system and you should now have access to the Windows Network tab.

NOTE: If you don’t see the Wireless Network tab when you go back into the Network Properties Page, then the most likely reason is that the service did not start. To initialize it, open Administrative Tools in the Control Panel and select Services. Scroll down to Wireless Zero Configuration, Right-click on it, and select Start. The service is now enabled, and the Wireless Network tab will be visible in Network Properties.


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jonny b

Computer Doctor
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Or from this Googler:

Create a DWORD value named Start in the following registry key + set it to 2.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrÂ*entControlSet\Services\WZCSV

Using regedit to get there and set it up.
After I created the entry, the Wireless Zero Configuration service showed up
in the services list and my Wireless PC Card worked fine.
 
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Khaleesi

New Member
#9
Hi there !
I have tried both procedures but i always got stuck at some point...
I got bunch of inf files, but not the NETWZC.INF...
In the registry, i dont have the folder WZCSV for some reason too ...
can you please help ?
thank you !
 
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

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Hi there !
I have tried both procedures but i always got stuck at some point...
I got bunch of inf files, but not the NETWZC.INF...
http://www.SpywareDrGuide.com/HardwareCentral/files/xp/netwzc.inf (3,998 04/13/2008 11:30 AM)
http://www.SpywareDrGuide.com/HardwareCentral/files/xp/netwzc.PNF (7,028 07/24/2008 06:11 PM)

They are from "C:\WINDOWS\INF" on a system running Windows XP Professional (with ALL updates).

In the registry, i dont have the folder WZCSV for some reason too ...
can you please help ?
thank you !
http://www.SpywareDrGuide.com/HardwareCentral/files/xp/WZCSVC.reg

From the same system.
 

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