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Windows 7: Can I stop the 'WLAN Autoconfig Service'


14 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Can I stop the 'WLAN Autoconfig Service'

Good evening,

This is actually a follow-up to a previous post (http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/202490-can-i-disable-my-wireless-network-connection.html) I had in this forum but since I marked that one 'solved' I figured it would be best to start a new thread.

In that thread I was told that since I didn't have any kind of network in my house (I only have one computer) it would be okay to
disable my Wireless Network Connection -- 802.11n Wireless LAN Card.

I did this and now I notice in my Event Viewer under Custom View > Administrative Events there is an error saying: WLAN Autoconfig Service has successfully stopped.

I am curious if this service is connected with my now 'disabled' 802.11n Wireless Lan Card? If so, would there be any problem with 'stopping' it in Services since the Wireless Lan Card is already disabled too?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

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14 Dec 2011   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello,

If you are not using your Wi-Fi adapter at all, it is safe to stop the WLAN Autoconfig Service. If you are using a wireless manager software and you are using your Wi-Fi adapter you must stop the WLAN Auto config service bec. they will conflict and will cause an issue.
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14 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

2xg,


I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I will go ahead and stop it.

Maybe after stopping it that error message in Event Viewer will stop appearing too.


Thanks and regards,


2harts4ever
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 Dec 2011   #4
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

You're much Welcome.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
2xg,


I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I will go ahead and stop it.

Maybe after stopping it that error message in Event Viewer will stop appearing too.


Thanks and regards,


2harts4ever
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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