May 082008
 


We saw here how to configure a Wireless Network using WLAN Autoconfig (default Wireless configuration utility in Windows Vista) in Windows Vista when there is a network is available to select and connect. Here, the Wireless Access Point is broadcasting its SSID (Wireless Network Name) for Wireless clients to view when they scan.

However, what if the Wireless Access point is not broadcasting its SSID for security reasons in which case, you will not find this network in the list of available networks. Well, nothing surprising, you can add the network manually.

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May 082008
 


WLAN Autoconfig is the utility introduced in Windows Vista to configure your Wireless Network Adapter in your PC Laptop. This is the equivalent of Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service in Windows XP. A name is not necessary.. is it?

This can be used instead of using the Wireless Network Configuration provided by the manufacturer like Intel. Advantage of using WLAN Autoconfig is it being a native operating system utility and the fact that there isn’t another bloated software that you don’t have to install and run on your computer. A minor downside is that advanced configurations (which we never use anyway) may not be possible.

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