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How to Start/Stop WLAN AutoConfig

Service name: WlanSvc

Display name: 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.



Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop WLAN AutoConfig service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start WLAN AutoConfig service:

net start WlanSvc

sc start WlanSvc


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop WLAN AutoConfig service:

net stop WlanSvc

sc stop WlanSvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WlanSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config WlanSvc start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WlanSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config WlanSvc start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WlanSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config WlanSvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WlanSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config WlanSvc start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WlanSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WlanSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f