There are three possible reasons for this:

  1. The network is already configured. In this situation, you already can establish connectivity and there is no need to configure the adapter again.
  2. The Wireless Zero Configuration service is stopped. (You may also see error 1059.) In this case, go to Control Panel, choose Administrative Tools, choose Services, right click Wireless Zero Configuration, and choose Start.
  3. Configuration is disabled on the wireless adapter. In this case, double click the adapter icon on the taskbar (), click Change Advanced Settings, and navigate to the Wireless Networks tab. Make sure the item labeled “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings” is checked.