WLAN AutoConfig

The WLAN AutoConfig (Wlansvc) service provides the logic that is 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 the computer into a software access point so that other devices or computers can wirelessly connect to the computer by using a WLAN adapter that can support this. Stopping or disabling the WLAN AutoConfig service will make all WLAN adapters on the computer inaccessible from the networking UI in the Windows operating system. It is strongly recommended that you have the WLAN AutoConfig service running if the computer has a WLAN adapter.

This service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual.

When the WLAN AutoConfig service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local System account.

The WLAN AutoConfig service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Extensible Authentication Protocol
  • CNG Key Isolation
  • Native WiFi Filter
  • NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper

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