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I have a laptop running XP and I'm having problems with wireless zero configuration. I've found workarounds like disabling it after connecting but this is not applicable for other users of this laptop. Is there an alternative to this crap?

My wifi adapter is a Realtek 8187B 54mbps 802.11b/g

Either a software alternative or some workaround will do.
Please take into consideration that average users will also use this. Ex. No disable WZC after connecting.
 

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Re: Wireless Zero Configuration problem

Frequent disconnects. sometimes every three minutes, sometimes after 1 hour, sometimes after 1 minute. To sum it up, wireless zero configuration is driving me crazy with all the disconnects. I couldn't even get one decent session of surfing with it.

I tried to move my laptop beside my wifi router but the same thing happens.
 

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Re: Wireless Zero Configuration problem

Were going to need more information please.

OS running on all affected systems
Make\models of all equipment (routers, network cards, modems).
Wired or wireless?
What wireless encryption is in use?
Browsers being used (Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera,...)
 

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Re: Wireless Zero Configuration problem

Some things you can try here.

  1. For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
  2. For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
  3. Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
  4. Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.
  5. Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.
 

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Re: Wireless Zero Configuration problem

Were going to need more information please.

OS running on all affected systems
Make\models of all equipment (routers, network cards, modems).
Wired or wireless?
What wireless encryption is in use?
Browsers being used (Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera,...)
I believe that I already stated XP and wireless connection
Firefox(I don't see the relevance of network disconnect with this)

Laptop model Neo Basic 2235
Wifi adapter realtek 8187B 54m 802.11g
Wifi Router TP-link TL-340G 54m b/g
Windowx XP Professional
Distance to wifi router is a few inches.

To be updated.

channel now set to 11
WEP security is disabled;
Firmware now upgraded to latest.

Testing and observing for now
 

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Re: Wireless Zero Configuration problem

Not much changed. Still getting disconnects like before.
 

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Re: Wireless Zero Configuration problem

If your only connecting to your home wireless signal, then disable WZC there should be no need to scan from other signals. However if the laptop is used while traveling maybe it could be run in manual and stopped then activated by the user.
 

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If your only connecting to your home wireless signal, then disable WZC there should be no need to scan from other signals. However if the laptop is used while traveling maybe it could be run in manual and stopped then activated by the user.
I already know that but it's not applicable for other home users of it.
I stated it on my first post please read first.
 

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Re: Wireless Zero Configuration problem

I've googled for hours while waiting for possible solutions and I've found one.

In some other forum archives, I've found an easy to use batch script to enable/disable wireless zero configuration. At least this way, even average users will be able to use the trick. I'll post it anyway for other people with the same problem.

the first one

@echo off

net start "WZCSVC"

the second one

@echo off

net stop "WZCSVC"

save these two as seperate .bat files; Pretty much the same as disable WZC after connecting but at least average user friendly.
 
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