On a Windows XP-based client computer, you enable the Wireless Zero Configuration service.
You try to establish a wireless connection by using Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) authentication.
However, the connection attempt is unsuccessful.
This problem occurs if the access point announces a Service Set Identifier (SSID) that includes a comma (,), such as in the following SSID:
This problem does not occur if the comma is replaced by another character, such as an underscore character, as follows:
This problem occurs because Windows XP uses the comma as a delimiter for the Wireless Identity string. Therefore, an SSID that includes a comma is not detected correctly.
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.
To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 1 installed.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
Windows XP SP1, x86-based versions
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the Wireless Zero Configuration service, visit the following Microsoft Web site: