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Windows Unable to Populate "View Available Wireless Networks" List

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  • Wireless
  • Ethernet Card
  • Internet
  • Wireless Networking
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June 19, 2011 4:47:55 PM

But I am connected to the internet somehow. There is no ethernet cord connected to my computer and the ethernet adapter is disabled. Also, when I add an SSID to my preffered networks list, it appears, but once I click OK, and bring up that same screen, it is no longer there. Yet, I am still connected to the internet.

Wireless Zero Configuration is ON

The wireless adapter is ON

I am connected to the internet as I am typing this

How do I get Windows to populate those two lists (the preferred wireless networks and available networks lists)?

TYIA

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July 5, 2011 2:15:21 PM

Solution for XP.

Windows->Run
Type in: services.msc
Scroll down to: Event Log
Right click it->Properties
Under: Startup Type
Select: Automatic
Click: OK
Restart your computer.

That will populate both lists.

I figured it out accidentally when I went to do a Windows Update. I hope that helps folks who thought turning off Event Log was a good idea (I did).
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