There is a delay of up to one minute before you can connect to your wireless network after you start Windows XP

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Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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If you use a wireless connection to your network, there may be a delay of up to one minute before you can connect to your network after you start your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP, 32-bit editions
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   19-Aug-2003  01:37  5.1.2600.1254     168,192  Ndis.sys   02-Aug-2003  09:38  5.1.2600.1254      12,416  Ndisuio.sys   19-Aug-2003  01:38  5.1.2600.1254   1,630,208  Netshell.dll        19-Aug-2003  01:38  5.1.2600.1254      57,344  Wzcdlg.dll          19-Aug-2003  01:38  5.1.2600.1254      31,232  Wzcsapi.dll         19-Aug-2003  01:38  5.1.2600.1257     280,576  Wzcsvc.dll          13-Aug-2003  21:12  5.1.2600.1259     557,568  Xpsp2res.dll      
Windows XP, 64-bit edition
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name    Platform   ------------------------------------------------------------------------   02-Aug-2003  10:38  5.1.2600.1254     579,328  Ndis.sys   02-Aug-2003  10:38  5.1.2600.1254      41,088  Ndisuio.sys   19-Aug-2003  01:37  5.1.2600.1254   2,736,128  Netshell.dll     IA64   19-Aug-2003  01:38  5.1.2600.1254   1,630,208  Wnetshell.dll    X86   19-Aug-2003  01:38  5.1.2600.1254      57,344  Wwzcdlg.dll      X86   19-Aug-2003  01:38  5.1.2600.1254      31,232  Wwzcsapi.dll     X86   19-Aug-2003  01:38  5.1.2600.1257     280,576  Wwzcsvc.dll      X86   13-Aug-2003  21:12  5.1.2600.1259     557,568  Wxpsp2res.dll    X86   19-Aug-2003  01:37  5.1.2600.1254     117,760  Wzcdlg.dll       IA64   19-Aug-2003  01:37  5.1.2600.1254      65,024  Wzcsapi.dll      IA64   19-Aug-2003  01:37  5.1.2600.1257     683,520  Wzcsvc.dll       IA64   13-Aug-2003  21:12  5.1.2600.1259     557,056  Xpsp2res.dll     IA64
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
More information
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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