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Hi there,

I have a friends laptop here and he has problems connecting to a wireless router. Upon looking at it more closely it appears that there is a program that is taking care of all the wireless business called Ralink. Therefore windows says I must connect using this program. I tried uninstalling but it crashes and asks if I would like to send an error report.

Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post
Hi there,

I have a friends laptop here and he has problems connecting to a wireless router. Upon looking at it more closely it appears that there is a program that is taking care of all the wireless business called Ralink. Therefore windows says I must connect using this program. I tried uninstalling but it crashes and asks if I would like to send an error report.

Any suggestions?
try going to Services and stopping the program. then go into its properties and choose manual for startup type.


BTW to get to services:
click start
go to run
type Services
press enter


EDIT: before you do this, track down where the process is running from, THEN stop the program.(don't try to remove the program/files while it's running, you'll just get an error) that way you can go in and manually remove the files and you wont have to use an uninstallation wizzard.
Edited by Hazzeedayz - 7/22/11 at 10:03am
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try going to Services and stopping the program. then go into its properties and choose manual for startup type.
The Problem is not that the program is running. It's that windows knows there is another program taking care of wireless connections and therefore won't let me do anything through windows.
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The Problem is not that the program is running. It's that windows knows there is another program taking care of wireless connections and therefore won't let me do anything through windows.
o i see, well removing the program mite cause windows to default it and have you choose again.....then again, Windows isn't very smart.

what is the brand and model of the router you are using?
post #5 of 12
Ralink may be integrated in the wifi drivers


You should be able to reinstall drivers and choose windows wifi configuration instead of the ralink
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Ralink may be integrated in the wifi drivers


You should be able to reinstall drivers and choose windows wifi configuration instead of the ralink
i have just enabled a service called windows xero config. Seems to be doing the trick of just bypassing ralink.
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i have used the ralink program... if you uninstalled it you need to reinstall it...

Open it up and on your taskbar(bottom right) look for a Red R as one of the icons... right click it and click use windows configuration utility
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Yeah the ralink is just part of the driver for the wifi adapter. It has tools for information for the network and other such
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Where does that program come from?
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For me it came with a Rosewill pci wifi adapter from newegg
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