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November Windows 10 update messing with wifi

by writerelrick / December 8, 2015 3:44 PM PST

I'm constantly being kicked off my wifi since the update 2 days ago with the message: windows wireless service is not running on this computer. Anyone have a quick fix?

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check your settings on wifi connection
by James Denison / December 8, 2015 3:55 PM PST

make sure the SSID and encryption method all match the router used.

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Did you check priors?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2015 4:07 PM PST
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Solution
by Pillplo / December 8, 2015 5:23 PM PST

Right-Click the newly-reinstated Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the drop-down menu.

Type out the following command, then hit the Enter key

reg delete HKCRCLSID{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f

Enter the below command into the Command Prompt and then triumphantly hit the Enter key

netcfg -v -u dni_dne

Restart the PC and then double-check your wifi settings. You should now see a revived list of all of the available networks within range.

If you know you are running an older version of Cisco VPN client or SonicWall Global VPN, it is worth uninstalling the software before upgrading your PC to Windows 10 to avoid the issue.

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Can't get past the first part
by writerelrick / December 8, 2015 5:36 PM PST
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I have tried the first part, but I kept getting "error: invalid key name." I've typed it in exactly like that (and someone else suggested backward slashes earlier) with no change,

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that means router encryption needs key
by James Denison / December 8, 2015 8:35 PM PST

access the router using browser and password for it (either located on bottom, or you already set it) and then find out what the key is supposed to be and change to that also on your computer.

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Solution
by Pillplo / December 8, 2015 5:24 PM PST

Right-Click the newly-reinstated Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the drop-down menu.

Type out the following command, then hit the Enter key

reg delete HKCRCLSID{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f

Enter the below command into the Command Prompt and then triumphantly hit the Enter key

netcfg -v -u dni_dne

Restart the PC and then double-check your wifi settings. You should now see a revived list of all of the available networks within range.

If you know you are running an older version of Cisco VPN client or SonicWall Global VPN, it is worth uninstalling the software before upgrading your PC to Windows 10 to avoid the issue.

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Another attempt...
by writerelrick / December 8, 2015 7:35 PM PST
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I was able to get to the registry files, but I don't have the dni_dne listed in the output. I also do not have either of those VPN clients.

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