04-04-2008, 09:10 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Hope you got your issue resolved since so much time has past. Posting this reply in the event that others have similar problems as I just did.
The quick answer, delete the corrupted database in your current user account (located at C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Intel\Wireless\WLANProfiles).
1) Disable the Intel PROset/Wireless software (set it to let Windows manage the wireless connection).
2) Go to the folder mentioned above and delete the profile.enc and profile.enc.bak files.
3) Enable the Intel PROset/Wireless software.
The Intel wireless management software apparently uses the MAC address of your NIC when encrypting the profile database. When I had a mainboard problem (my tech support broke and had to replace my mainboard), the integrated WiFi card on the new board naturally had a new MAC address. This is when my problems began. Profiles previously existing would not display but could not be replaced and new profiles could not be created.
Note that uninstalling the software does not delete the profile database file. Thus, installing a newer version of the software will not resolve your problem.
By following the steps above I was able to create profiles again without issues. Hope that helps someone!
Dell Latitude 420D with integrated WiFi NIC
Intel PROset/Wireless v 18.104.22.168
Windows XP Pro
Last edited by BryantR; 04-04-2008 at 09:13 PM..