Brougt a new wireless card today, but almost couln’t configure it out. The configure window just won’t show up.
Because a usb one was install on my laptop, so I didn’t think it’s a OS problem, until I noticed there is not wireless tab in my network connection property window.
Then google, found this, How could I know dlink pcmcia card is way different than usb!??
Q: The “Wireless Networks” tab is missing in the Wireless Network Connection Properties. I only see the General and Advanced tabs. How do I restore the Wireless Networks tab?
A: The Wireless Networks tab appears when your network adapter fully supports the Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service. Check with your wireless adapter vendor for a version of a driver that supports Windows XP and the WZC service. Make sure the WZC service status is started. Click Start, Run, and type “services.msc”. Open Services and scroll down to the Wireless Zero Configuration Service, start the service and set it to automatic.
If it does not show in the list of Services:
1. Run regedit and find
2. Add a DWORD entry named “Start” and value “2”.
Warning! If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. I cannot guarantee that you can solve your problem from using Registry Editor, so use the Registry Editor at your own risk.