WLAN AutoConfig

Description:
The WLANSVC service provides the logic required to configure, discover, connect to, and disconnect from a wireless local area network (WLAN) as defined by IEEE 802.11 standards. It also contains the logic to turn your computer into a software access point so that other devices or computers can connect to your computer wirelessly using a WLAN adapter that can support this. Stopping or disabling the WLANSVC service will make all WLAN adapters on your computer inaccessible from the Windows networking UI. It is strongly recommended that you have the WLANSVC service running if your computer has a WLAN adapter.

Note Windows 2008 doesn't include support for Wireless Networks by default. The feature "Wireless LAN Service" must be installed manually through the Service Manager (in Administrator Tools).

More Info Wireless LAN Service Overview
Recommended state:
  • Manual
Default State:
  • Manual
Proces name:
Supports:
  • none
Depends:

Updated: 3 October 2010

Comments:

  1. Lorraine Pieters says:

    why is WLAN setting to manual if you don't have it. is it ok to disable this setting. THank you. Lorraine.

  2. Snakefoot says:

    Lorraine Pieters wrote:

    why is WLAN setting to manual if you don’t have it. is it ok to disable this setting. THank you. Lorraine.

    When a service is set to manual, then it is only started when needed. Since you don't have a wireless LAN, then it will not be started, so there is no reason to change it to disabled.

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