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XP Theme setup and configuration

As part of my attempt to use the wireless networking tools in Windows XP I am trying to get back to the original  XP theme and setup. I cannot, for example, get the Wireless Networks tab in the Wireless Network Connections box - I just have general and advanced.
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Bernard_Kane
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and235100Commented:
You normally only get this if you make sure that the WZC service (start, run, type services.msc <hit enter>, highlight Wireless Zero Configuration) is set to Automatic and is started.
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jahboiteCommented:
This sounds like you have other software managing your wireless network connections - which is actually a good thing because the windows management is pants!  But if you must use windows, you'll need to find the software that manages your wireless card and find somewhere where it will allow you to hand the management back to windows.  Typically this is just a check-box.
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and235100Commented:
Not true - in my experience, the windows management of windows wireless is much better than any of the third-party utilities - you get no problems with wireless setup before you logon, or any other issues. Since SP2, the wireless management in Windows has been much easier.
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jahboiteCommented:
Ok ok, a difference of "opinions", but in my experience the management software that is designed for the card works flawlessly when compared with WZCS etc.  "Not True" - that's a bit harsh and like "pants", just an opinion.
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and235100Commented:
No problem - everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Bernard_Kane, any update?
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Bernard_KaneAuthor Commented:
No not really. I can see that I have a conflict situation with my belkin and Intel Pro trying to compete with each other. I think I need someone to go back to basics with me. I have become completely confused over Windows options and my internal cards. Frankly I am lost and going nowhere.

Bernard
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jahboiteCommented:
you have a belkin wireless card and an intel wireless card?
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and235100Commented:
Okay.

First of all - only enable the wireless card(s) that you need. The normal form is to have one wireless card, and/or one ethernet (cable) network adapter, to be used when the wireless is unavailable. You can enable/disable network adapters by going to Start, Control Panel, Network Connections, then r-click on the adapter you want, and select Disable.

Now - have a look in the system notification area (the area where the small icons appear in the bottom right of the desktop. If you hover the mouse over each one - try and identify if any of these are controlling your wireless connection. If you find a relevant one - r-click it, and choose the Configure or Setup option - and try and find the option to "let windows manage this connection" (or similar)

Then - go to start, run, and type "services.msc" (no quotes) and hit enter.
In the window that opens, make sure that Wireless Zero Configuration's startup type is set to Automatic, and that the service is started.

Now go back to Network Connections, and r-click the wireless connection - and select "View available wireless networks", in  the window that appears - connect up to your wireless network. You can also use the Advanced Settings option to configure things like network encryption type and alternate encryption keys etc.

If you require more info, please post back.
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