OK, so I have a new Dell XPS M1330 notebook running vista home premium and an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG and I can't connect to any wireless networks...
The wireless switch is booted up in the on position. I go to windows network diagnostic and it says that I need to Start Windows Wireless Service, but this won't start and I'm simply told "Windows cannot resolve your problem".
I have found this link, Windows Wireless Service? - Windows BBS
and vista-windows wireless service can't start...... - TechNet Forums
and have attempted this technet fix and changed the reg value from 3 to 2:
3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"
but this hasn't fixed the issue.
Similarly I have found this link regarding Zero Configuration, How do I start the Wireless Zero Configuration?
and have gotten the first step done but have stalled at the the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig.
In Services, the service's startup type is set to Automatic but Service status is "stopped". When I go to "Start the Service" it returns me with an error that:
Windows could not start the WLAN AutoConfig service on Local Computer.
Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
The fact this WLAN service won't start is what I think is causing the problem, I've searched round and found nothing that can fix the issue. Any ideas or suggestions other than re-installing windows or restoring factory settings?