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How do I start the Wireless/WLAN Zero Configuration?


You will need to start the Wireless Zero Configuration service to use 802.x Authentication in Windows.

To start Wireless Zero Configuration using:


Windows 8

  • Search for services.msc ( How do I do that? ) and Select Services
  • From the Services and Applications window, choose Services
  • In the Services box scroll down the list of Services (Local) until you find the one labelled Wired AutoConfig and double click it.
  • In the Wired AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  • Click on Start and once the service has started click on Apply then OK


  • Now find the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig and double click it.
  • In the WLAN AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  • Click on Start and once the service has started click on Apply then OK


  • Close the Services window

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Windows 7

  • Go to Start and right click on Computer
  • Select Manage from the Menu which appears


  • In the computer Management window, double click on Services and Applications


  • From the Services and Applications window, choose Services
  • In the Services box scroll down the list of Services (Local) until you find the one labelled Wired AutoConfig and double click it.
  • In the Wired AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  • Click on Start and once the service has started click on Apply then OK


  • Now find the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig and double click it.
  • In the WLAN AutoConfig Properties (Local Computer) box change the Startup type to Automatic
  • Click on Start and once the service has started click on Apply then OK


  • Close the Services window

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