FIX: Wireless Autoconfig Service not running [error 1067]

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It seems that the error message WLAN AutoConfig Service Not Running (Error 1067) mainly happens to users who have upgraded their operating systems to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

We have some tweaks and workarounds that you can follow in order to fix this error on your Wireless LAN network in the shortest time possible.

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First, we will try first to update your WLAN drivers as these are the first to cause issues when upgrading to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Then, we’ll be adjusting the network settings you currently have in your Windows operating system and see how it goes from there.

So follow the tutorial below, taking one step at a time.

How do I fix the WLAN AutoConfig Service (wlansvc) error?

  1. Uninstall the WLAN adaptor
  2. Reset IP/ TCP
  3. Set WLAN Autoconfig to Automatic
  4. Run SFC command
  5. Check for updates
  6. Use System Restore
  7. Run the Network troubleshooter
  8. Reinstall your OS
  9. Additional solutions

1. Uninstall the WLAN adaptor

  1. Type device manager in the homepage search bar and open it.
  2. Go to the Network adapters list.uninsttall wlan adapter
  3. Right-click on the WLAN adaptor and uninstall it.
  4. Go to the manufacturer’s website and install the latest version of the driver corresponding to your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 system.

Alternatively, we strongly recommend using a third-party dedicated tool such as DriverFix to download and update all the outdated drivers on your PC.

Once installed, the software will safely scan your PC and inform you of any outdated, damaged, or missing device drivers, so you can take the necessary actions.

An important detail is that DriverFix will help you avoid permanent damage and file loss caused by downloading and installing the wrong driver version.

  1. Click on the button below to download the tool.
  2. Install and launch the program.
  3. Scan for outdated and missing device drivers.
  4. Click the Update Your Drivers Now button when the scan is completed.
  5. Follow on-screen prompts to install each driver.
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2. Reset IP/ TCP

  1. Type Command Prompt (admin) in the search bar  and open it.
  2. Write the following command and press Enter: netsh winsock reset catalognetsh winsock reset catalog
  3. Then write the following command and press Enter: netsh int ip reset reset.log hit
  4. Now you will need to restart your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system.
  5. Check and see if you can connect to your wireless network.

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3. Set WLAN Autoconfig to Automatic

  1. In the Start window, write the following: services.msc and open the app.
  2. Look on the right-side panel in this window for WLAN Autoconfig.
  3. Right-click or hold tap on the WLAN Autoconfig feature.
  4. Left-click or tap on Properties for the WLAN Autoconfig option.wlan autoconfig windows 10
  5. Click or tap on General.
  6. To the right of Startup type, click on the drop-down menu and select Automatic feature.wlan config automatic
  7. Click or tap on Start, then on Apply and OK.
  8. Close all the windows you opened so far and reboot your device.
  9. Check to see if you have your wireless up and running again.

4. Run SFC command

  1. Open Command Prompt (admin) as mentioned before.
  2. Write the following and press Enter: sfc /scannowSFC scan
  3. Let the system file checker finish the process.
  4. Reboot your system and check to see if you still have this issue.

Note: Sometimes, the scanning process stops out of the blue. Performing a systems restore should help.


5. Check for updates

  1. Write Updates in the search bar and open the dedicated menu.
  2. Press the Check for updates button.check for updates
  3. Now you will need to install all the available updates for your device.
  4. Reboot your PC and check to see if your wireless network is working for you now.

6. Use System Restore

  1. Type Control Panel in the home screen search box.
  2. In the upper right corner, type Recovery.
  3. Click on the Open System Restore feature.open system restore
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the system restore and bring your operating system to an earlier point in time and solve your Wlan issue.

Note: As a reminder, you should always make a backup copy of your files before attempting this particular step.


7. Run the Network troubleshooter

  1. Select Control Panel, type troubleshoot, and select Troubleshooting.
  2. Go to Network and Internet.
  3. Select Internet Connections.
  4. Click Advanced, then Run as administrator.network troubleshooter windows 10
  5. Press the Next button to run the troubleshooter. Follow the on-screen instructions to fix the problem.

8. Reinstall your OS

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As a last resort, you need to completely uninstall and reinstall your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system.

This is recommended only if the steps above did not solve the Error 1067 WLAN AutoConfig Service Not Running message.


9. Additional solutions

If the issue persists, you can also try to rollback your network drivers and then disable your antivirus and firewall protection.

Sometimes, your antivirus may block your Internet connection, and disabling it can help you to quickly fix this issue.

These were a few methods that can help you with the Wireless feature on your PC.  If you have any other questions related to this article or know other solutions, please use the comments section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2015 and was updated and revamped in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy , and comprehensiveness.

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  • Hi. I have the same problem of WLan Autoconfig not running in Win 7. I perfomed you above steps up to the third one and no luck. Results: Win Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Should I continue with the rest of the steps?

  • Go to Computer Management > Services Or Right Click Windows icon on bottom left > Run > Type in > Services.msc

    Search for the following services.

    1. Chek if Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is running.

    2. If Not then Start the Service.

    3. Check if Windows Connection Manger is running.

    If not then change properties of this service as shown in image 1. Password is the user name which is logged in.

    Start the service after setting.

    4. Check if WLAN AutoConfig is Running.

    If not then change the properties as shown in image 2. Allow interact with desktop.

    Start the service after setting.