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Stopping Windows Wireless Service to try-out the Lenovo ACCESS CONNECTIONS

2010-02-10, 16:02 PM


I am having troubles with my wifi connection cutting-out a LOT.  Have diagnosed many relevant systems (wireless router, interference, cable provider, modem, INTEL 4965AGN adapter driver, etc etc.).  Want to try-out the Proprietary Lenovo Wireless Connection Manager, "ThinkVantage Access Connections" to see if that makes any difference.

Since my wireless connections are managed by "Windows Wireless Service" I want to stop this for a few days and start using Lenovo's TVAC.

Question: How do I disable the Vista Windows Wireless Service?

Thanks if anyone has any ideas.

P.S. I have a Lenovo T61P running Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit


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Re: Stopping Windows Wireless Service to try-out the Lenovo ACCESS CONNECTIONS

2010-02-11, 11:59 AM



On every thinkpad I have ever owned I have always used "Access Connections" to manage my wireless connections. It's one of the best programs in the ThinkVantage tool kit.


If you install the latest ver. of "Access Connections" the program should disable this service for you, but if it doesnt follow the below steps.


Click Start and in the search bar type "Services.msc" (Or WinKey - R)

In the services snap-in locate the service called "WLAN AutoConfig" and double click it

Set the start up type to be Disabled

Click the stop button

Click Apply and then OK


And that should be it. If you want to change it back just reverse the directions :)


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