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Windows 7: How do I get Win 7 to not use WZC as configuration utility?

10 Jun 2012   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
How do I get Win 7 to not use WZC as configuration utility?

Hi all. I have Win 7 Ultimate. I recently bought a usb turbotenna to catch wifi. It worked fine with the Ralink software. Ralink worked in conjunction with wzc as I set it up that way while installing the software. After a few days, I had what I thought was trouble so I uninstalled the Ralink software. I then plugged in the usb adapter and let windows load it's own drivers. Few days after that, I reinstalled the Ralink software and opted to "Use wzc as configuration utility" instead of using Ralink's. Ever since then, while I can still see and log on to networks using windows, the Ralink utility now shows NO networks. It now shows, "NIC or driver not ready". After several uninstall/reinstall, Windows will not relinquish it's primary control. I want to go back to Ralink showing networks and letting me connect through it's site survey.

Would uninstalling the Broadcom wireless connection be the solution? How do I get it to once again be secondary?

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10 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi Techdude1,

Having a wireless utility manager running and take control of wireless connection can/may conflict with the native WLAN Auto Config if both are enabled. You may uninstall the utility but make sure that WLAN Auto config is on started mode if you want to go with thir router. Others have luck using the other way. See which one would work best for you.
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