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    Default Wireless adapters disabled on Windows 7 64 bit

    I have had two laptops with wireless adapters which refused to enable?
    The problem was eventually traced to free Zonealarm (Firewall only).
    It would seem that if a wireless adapter (PCI-E or USB) is installed after free Zonealarm, It is then not possible to enable the wireless adapter.
    This only seems to occur on Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit seems
    to be OK.
    The only resolution I have found to this problem is to de-install Zonealarm.
    The wireless adapter will then enable, and free Zonealarm can be re-installed
    and all will be fine.
    Seems to me this an issue with free Zonealarm firewall when running on
    Windows 7 64 Bit?

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    Jun 2006
    The 3rd Coast - South Central Texas

    Default Re: Wireless adapters disabled on Windows 7 64 bit


    Please Give the Exact Type and version of Zone Alarm used, Windows Version & SP Update used, Browser type and version, any other security tools installed.

    The More information you post the more likely users here will be able to understand the issue and try to help.

    Not normal, unless you have a third party software managing the connections like the linksys software or ad-hoc software by passing the OS it should not happen and it does not happen normally.

    It can mean many different things:

    - ZA not configured correctly;
    - Corrupted install of ZA Free;
    - working on non full administrative accounts;
    - Broken registry settings;
    - Drivers not fully designed for the system
    - etc...
    Last edited by GeorgeV; July 3rd, 2012 at 06:34 AM.

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