Windows 7 Service Details
Lists wireless adapters and manages connections.
The WLANSVC service provides the logic required to configure, discover, connect to, and disconnect from a wireless local area network (WLAN) as defined by IEEE 802.11 standards. It also contains the logic to turn your computer into a software access point so that other devices or computers can connect to your computer wirelessly using a WLAN adapter that can support this.
Consequences of Stopping:
If you use wireless internet, your wireless adapter will not configure itself, unless you use a 3rd party app that sometimes comes with cards like Netgear. Stopping or disabling the WLANSVC service will make all WLAN adapters on your computer inaccessible from the Windows networking UI. It is strongly recommended that you have the WLANSVC service running if your computer has a WLAN adapter.
All services listed in 'Required For' will be unable to function