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Connection Tray error - Wireless Networks

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by daytripper99, Dec 5, 2010.

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  1. daytripper99

    daytripper99 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I've got Win XP SP3 installed, and I connect to the internet using windows (instead of the fancy Intel Pro wireless connector)..

    Now, this started happening a couple months ago because I used to have my computer on all night..

    Windows suddenly gets disconnected from the network (due to no actions of my own), the preferred wireless connection is disconnected, and appears as 'automatic' instead of being 'connected'. Repairing the connection doesn't help this.

    When I finally give up and restart, I get one of those windows where connection tray is trying to shut down properly (with an 'end task' choice). I can't quit and restart 'connection tray' because I can't find it in the task manager to end and restart.

    Restarting the computer or the router generally fixes this issue. I want to know if there's any other way I can fix this?

    BTW, tried windows update and everything seems to be up to date with no updates pending.

    Any suggestions how I can stop this?
     
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    IntelĀ® PROSet/Wireless is used to set up, edit and manage network profiles to connect to a network. It also includes advanced settings such as power management and channel selection for setting up ad-hoc networks.
    If you use Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration* as your Wi-Fi manager, you can disable it from the Windows Wireless Network tab.
    Disable Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration and use IntelĀ® PROSet/Wireless as your Wi-Fi manager:

    1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
    2. Double-click Network Connections.
    3. Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
    4. Click Properties.
    5. Click Wireless Networks tab.
    6. Verify that the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is not selected. If it is, clear it.
    7. Click OK. This confirms the Intel PROSet/Wireless utility is configured to manage your network profiles.
    Note Verify that the Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools > Application Settings option Notify when another application uses the wireless adapter is selected. This option prompts you when Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration starts to manage your network profiles.


    I would go services.msc on run and disable Windows Wireless Zero.
    The best to use is the Intel Pro. It gives you far more information than the Windows inbuilt wireless configuration manager.

    NOTE Get the Intel Pro from the OEM site if an OEM computer OR from Intel site if generic and be careful if on Intel that you get the correct one. - if you do not now have it already - as certain editions only work with certain Intel wireless depending on wirless B/G - G etc.
     
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