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Cannot disable wireless network adapter!

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June 8, 2005 1:02:17 PM

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I have a six week old Dell Inspiron 9300 runing XP Pro SP2. It has both
an internal 100 mbs network card and an internal 802.11 a/b/g wireless
adapter. Most of the time I use the wireless adapter and have the wired
adapter disabled. Sometimes I disable the wireless adapter and enable
the wired adapter when I have to copy very large files. The last time I
did this was several weeks ago.

Now, when I right click the wireless adapter and choose Disable I get
an error message, "It is not possible to disable the connection at this
time. This connection may be using one or more protocols that do not
support Plug-and-Play, or it may have been initiated by another user or
the system account."

I have no idea what has changed to cause this. I can disable the
wireless adapter in Device Manager but that is a nuisance. How can I
fix this problem so I can once again disable the wireless adapter?

Thanks,
--
_Bill_

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June 8, 2005 4:22:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

you may have to reinstall the drivers. BTW look on the hard drive for a
folder called , Drivers,
copy it to a cdr and save it put it in a safe place. These are the drivers
for your specific machine.
It makes it so easy to reinstall everything. The drivers are all unzipped.
Windows XP may not have
all of them, it has some of them. Like I upgraded to xp pro on my inspiron
1100, it didn't have the video drivers, so when xp was finished installing I
put the driver disk in the cd rom drive. I then went to device manager, open
the display adapters and told it to upgrade the drivers. Pointed it at the
driver disk and bang, the video was back.


"Bill" <no@no.com> wrote in message
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>I have a six week old Dell Inspiron 9300 runing XP Pro SP2. It has both
> an internal 100 mbs network card and an internal 802.11 a/b/g wireless
> adapter. Most of the time I use the wireless adapter and have the wired
> adapter disabled. Sometimes I disable the wireless adapter and enable
> the wired adapter when I have to copy very large files. The last time I
> did this was several weeks ago.
>
> Now, when I right click the wireless adapter and choose Disable I get
> an error message, "It is not possible to disable the connection at this
> time. This connection may be using one or more protocols that do not
> support Plug-and-Play, or it may have been initiated by another user or
> the system account."
>
> I have no idea what has changed to cause this. I can disable the
> wireless adapter in Device Manager but that is a nuisance. How can I
> fix this problem so I can once again disable the wireless adapter?
>
> Thanks,
> --
> _Bill_
!