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Wireless Network Connection (adapter) Will Not Enable

I open Network Connection and I double click on Wireless Network Connection, then a little window opens that says Enabling... and then Enabled then it disappears (this process happens very fast, in about a second.) But when I go back to my Network folder, it still shows it as Disabled.

When I run a diagnosis, this is what I get:

Windows Network Diagnostics Publisher details

Issues found
There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapterThere might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter
Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter. Detected Detected
Set up the wireless network adapter Completed
The wireless network adapter is experiencing problems Completed


Issues found Detection details

5 There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter Detected Detected

Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter.
Set up the wireless network adapter Completed

Set up the network adapter to communicate with this network. This ensures that both Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) can be used on the network adapter.
InformationalNetwork Diagnostics Log
File Name: A9E00DE8-D6CE-4355-86DA-DCADF2A88D3F.Repair.Admin.1.etl


The wireless network adapter is experiencing problems Completed

Windows Help and Support can provide more information about resolving driver or hardware issues.


Detection details Expand

InformationalDiagnostics Information (Network Adapter)
Details about network adapter diagnosis:

Network adapter Wireless Network Connection driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless PCI Express Card LAN Adapter
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Ralink Technology, Corp.
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 3.0.0.41
Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\Windows\INF\netr28x.inf
Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 13, 2009 8:37:32 PM
Section Name . . . . . . . . . : OS61_Ralink_0781.ndi
Hardware ID . . . . . . . . . . : pci\ven_1814&dev_0781
Instance Status Flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
Device Manager Status Code . . : 0
IfType . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71
Physical Media Type . . . . . . : 9



InformationalNetwork Diagnostics Log
File Name: A9E00DE8-D6CE-4355-86DA-DCADF2A88D3F.Diagnose.Admin.0.etl

InformationalOther Networking Configuration and Logs
File Name: NetworkConfiguration.cab

Collection information
Computer Name: JEREMY-PC
Windows Version: 6.1
Architecture: amd64
Time: Saturday, August 31, 2013 2:02:19 PM

Publisher details Expand

Windows Network Diagnostics
Detects problems with network connectivity.
Package Version: 1.0
Publisher: Microsoft Windows


I've tried an old driver and that doesn't work. The newest driver doesn't help. The only antivirus software I use is Microsoft Security Essentials and I disabled the Real Time Protection and Windows Firewall and that doesn't seem to make a difference.

Any help is very much appreciated.

Thanks.
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  1. This is how I fixed it:

    Here is the solution that worked for me.

    Control Panel > Administration Tools > Computer Management > Services & Applications > Services.

    Scroll down this list to find 'WLAN Auto Config'

    Double click on 'WLAN Auto Config' On the general tab, select from the start up type drop down menu, select 'Automatic'. Under Service Status click on 'Start'. Then 'Apply' these settings and exit from all open control panel windows.

    This should then allow Windows to set the required bindings.

    Since doing these actions, I have had no further issues with the WiFi.

    Hope this helps.
  2. Meremoth said:
    This is how I fixed it: Here is the solution that worked for me. Control Panel > Administration Tools > Computer Management > Services & Applications > Services. Scroll down this list to find 'WLAN Auto Config' Double click on 'WLAN Auto Config' On the general tab, select from the start up type drop down menu, select 'Automatic'. Under Service Status click on 'Start'. Then 'Apply' these settings and exit from all open control panel windows. This should then allow Windows to set the required bindings. Since doing these actions, I have had no further issues with the WiFi. Hope this helps.


    Hi,
    Activating WLAN AUTO CONFIG fix my problem too. Thanks for sharing and caring. This is why I love Internet.:)
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