Wlanapi.dll is a file used by Windows to control your computer’s wireless network settings. It was introduced in later versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista; and has been designed to help your computer connect to a wireless network and/or computers via a wireless network. This DLL file is essential to use with your computer, but unfortunately, it is also one of the biggest causes of errors for Windows.
Wlanapi.dll causes a number of different errors including:
- The Regsvr32 module C:WindowsSystem32wlanapi.dll was loaded but the entry point DllRegisterServer was not found. Please make sure Regsvr32 C:WindowsSystem32wlanapi.dll is a valid DLL or OCX file and try again.”
- “The procedure entry point apsInitialize could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll.”
- “Wlanapi.dll was missing”
How To Fix Wlanapi.dll Errors
1) If you are running Windows Xp, then you need to download the KB918997 update from the Microsoft website. This is a fix for the wlanapi.dll error on XP.
2) If you are using XP SP3, the wlanapi.dll error may appear suddenly after upgrading to the new service pack. This is because SP3 actually overwrites the file that a third-party wireless driver may depend on to work. To fix this, you need to reinstall the wireless driver for your PC.
3) If you see the error on Windows Vista, you need to search for “register” DLL on your computer. This is done by opening a command prompt and then typing “regsvr32 wlanapi.dll” to ensure that your computer can register the dll file.
4) You should also clean any viruses that may be causing this problem by using an antivirus program on your PC. It often happens that viruses infect the wlanapi.dll file on your computer because it is what Windows uses to connect to the Internet. To ensure that it is not causing any problems, you should immediately remove any potential virus from your system.
5) It is also highly recommended to clean your PC’s ‘registry’ with a registry cleaner. A registry cleaner is a software program that scans through the Windows registry database and fixes any of the damaged or corrupt settings found within. The registry is basically where Windows stores all the settings and options it needs to run. However, the registry is also a big cause of .dll issues on your PC thanks to the way dll files are kept inside your system. The registry database maintains a large list of .dll files on your computer that programs can read and load as needed. Unfortunately, this list often becomes corrupted and unreadable, making your computer unable to read the files it needs to run, thus causing these errors. To fix this, you should consider using a registry cleaner to fix the potential issues within the registry database.