Small Delay in Logon to Network When You Use a Wireless Network Connection

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When you log on to your Windows XP-based computer, you may experience a small logon delay when you use a wireless connection to your network.

Note The delay does not occur when you log on to your computer that is directly wired to your network.


After Windows authenticates your credentials, the network service requests an IP address renewal. If the network service does not receive all the encryption keys quickly enough, it may renew the address request. The renewed address request causes a small delay.


Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

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.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.

File Information

For 32-bit Windows XP
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1264     99,840  Dhcpcsvc.dll     
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1254  1,630,208  Netshell.dll     
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1264     57,344  Wzcdlg.dll       
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1264     31,232  Wzcsapi.dll      
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1264    281,088  Wzcsvc.dll       
   20-Aug-2003  21:02  5.1.2600.1264    560,128  Xpsp2res.dll     
   23-Aug-2003  23:00  5.1.2600.1254    168,192  Ndis.sys
   02-Aug-2003  07:38  5.1.2600.1254     12,416  Ndisuio.sys
For 64-bit Windows XP
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name      Platform
   23-Aug-2003  22:53  5.1.2600.1264    308,736  Dhcpcsvc.dll   IA64
   23-Aug-2003  22:53  5.1.2600.1254  2,736,128  Netshell.dll   IA64
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1264     99,840  Wdhcpcsvc.dll  X86
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1254  1,630,208  Wnetshell.dll  X86
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1264     57,344  Wwzcdlg.dll    X86
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1264     31,232  Wwzcsapi.dll   X86
   23-Aug-2003  23:01  5.1.2600.1264    281,088  Wwzcsvc.dll    X86
   20-Aug-2003  21:02  5.1.2600.1264    560,128  Wxpsp2res.dll  X86
   23-Aug-2003  22:53  5.1.2600.1264    117,760  Wzcdlg.dll     IA64
   23-Aug-2003  22:53  5.1.2600.1264     65,024  Wzcsapi.dll    IA64
   23-Aug-2003  22:53  5.1.2600.1264    685,056  Wzcsvc.dll     IA64
   20-Aug-2003  21:02  5.1.2600.1264    559,616  Xpsp2res.dll   IA64
   02-Aug-2003  08:38  5.1.2600.1254    579,328  Ndis.sys
   02-Aug-2003  08:38  5.1.2600.1254     41,088  Ndisuio.sys


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 826239 - Last Review: October 26, 2006 - Revision: 2.5
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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