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10-28-2006, 12:02 AM
Ok now here is the issue. I use my laptop as a GPS device and whenever I drive around, the wireless pops up and gives me "helpful" little tidbits of info. Such info includes: Cannot connect to Prefered Wireless Connection :: And :: Wireless Connection Unavailable. This is completely and agonizingly annoying to me as it ends up ultimately covering up part of the map or something and will never shut off on its own, ever. So, I have to fumble around at stoplights and try to click it off or else pull over someplace. Doing it while driving is not recommended.
I do not want to have to disable the wireless connection, I realize that it is one answer. What I want is another answer, like a way to disable notification or something and how to get to it.
Thanks in advance.
10-28-2006, 01:39 AM
10-28-2006, 01:58 AM
That will disable all notifications, which is fine with me if it works. I tried it so I will see.
Oh, and thanks.
11-09-2006, 05:25 PM
yea, me too I go though an air plane. so I have to turn off my WIFI card on the plane so I get that popup all the while I am trying to photoshop or DVD on the plane
11-09-2006, 06:37 PM
Right click on "Wireless Zero Configuration" and hit stop when you are driving around.
Or in a batch file for easy use:
net stop wzcsvc
to turn back on:
net stop wzcsvc
You could disable it totally, and set it up to only work at home by doing this:
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Configuring Windows XP without using Wireless Zero Configuration
If you can view the properties for the Wireless Connection icon, but you do not see a Wireless Networks tab, this indicates that the network adapter driver does not fully support the Wireless Zero Configuration service and that you must configure Windows XP to use the connection by following these steps:
1. In the Network Connections folder, right-click Wireless Connection, then select Properties.
2. Click Configure. From the Advanced tab, configure your wireless network by using the available configuration options. The available options and option names may vary depending on the driver manufacturer:
* Service-Set Identifier (SSID): At IU, this should be set to IU Wireless .
* Wireless Equivalent Protocol (WEP) or Encryption: Disable WEP.
* Mode or Network Type: If you have an access point (e.g., you are at IU trying to connect to the IU network), set this option to Infrastructure. If you do not have an access point, and you are connecting computer to computer, set this option to Ad-Hoc.
* Data Rate: Set this option to Auto or to 11 Mbps.
* Power Save: For troubleshooting, set Power Save to Off or to Disabled. After the connection works properly, you can change this setting.