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"Error Saving the wireless profile"

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    "Error Saving the wireless profile"

    I have been using my laptop (Vista Home Premium 32 bit) to access my home network for sometime. Today when I tried to connect I was prompted for the network key - even though when I went into my network properties the key/password still seemed to be stored. If I type in the key at the prompt no connection is made (keeps trying to load but eventually get the 'is taking longer than expected to connect' message).

    If I go to manage network connections and try to reenter and save the network key I get an error box "windows has encountered an error saving the wireless profile. Specific error: The service has not been started".

    I've tried rebooting just in case Windows had got itself twisted - but it hasn't helped.

    Does anyone know what service I should be looking for and how I can reinstall it if it's disappeared?

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    Re: "Error Saving the wireless profile"

    looks to me as if the problem is with your router, most probably it not sending a proper signal.
    try unplugging it and plugging it back and see what happens.

    I know this seems too simple but sometimes the simple things are the ones that matter the most.
    Good Luck and please post back your results.

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    Re: "Error Saving the wireless profile"

    Not so silly at all - I had tried switching it on and off, but following your reasoning I did a complete reset & everything is now fine. Thank you for your help - if it hadn't been for this post I would have been hunting down a non-existent service forever.

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    Re: "Error Saving the wireless profile"

    That's great!!!!.
    Glad i was able to help you in some way.

    Cheers,
    compuwhiz93

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    Re: "Error Saving the wireless profile"

    I have been having the same problem.
    The network is working perfectly however on my other computer with windows 7.
    Any advice?

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