Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Service Stops Unexpectedly
Posted on 2007-07-24
We have a Windows XP Machine with Service Pack 2 and current patches which is having Wireless connectivity problems.
The Laptop can connect fine to a wired network, and soon after booting seems to connect to the Wireless network but it disconnects shortly after. Attempting to view the available networks shows a message saying that the Wireless Zero Configuration Service is not running. Starting the Service will then allow the laptop to connect again, but the service will stop after a little over a minute and the connection drops.
There are no nasty messages listed in the Event log, just:
"The Wireless Zero Configuration service was successfully sent a stop control."
Shortly followed by:
"The Wireless Zero Configuration service entered the stopped state."
How can I discover what is sending the "Stop Control"?
The Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 500m with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI Adapter. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the card, and updating the drivers which has had no effect. Device Manager claims the "device is working properly".
Any advice on what could be causing the problem, or things to check and where to look would be much appreciated.
Thanks and kind regards.