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Disable Wireless Adapters When Connected to a LAN

Recently, I have been trying to figure out how to keep the laptops in our office from grabbing an ip address on the wireless connection when they are plugged into the local lan, thus grabbing two ip addresses, not to mention the security implications. Now, one would think this would’ve been something that would have been thought of early on and included in the operating system, or, at the very least, something you could do with group policy on a domain controller. Nope, at least, as far as I have been able to tell. I’m still a little hopeful that I might be able to figure out some registry keys to change, once I find a better registry monitor than the one I have, maybe I will figure it out.

It is very easy on most laptops to turn off the wireless connection, such as hitting the function key and F2 on Dell laptop, but who wants to rely on users pressing a key or key combinations every time they login to our network, so, an it has to automatically happen when you dock your laptop or plug in an Ethernet cable. Below I am outlining what I did to make it happen on several different laptops, the ones we actually use in the office. Good thing wireless networks don’t get too finicky and work with most Telephone Systems International. Click on the image to see the larger size.

Dell laptops
Dell laptops with a Dell wireless adapter in them are very easy to disable when connected to a wired network, on the adapter there is a setting called “Disable Upon Wired Connect”, all you have to do is go into device manager, find the network adapter and double click it and go to the advanced tab. Enable this setting and it will turn off the wireless card when connected to your lan.

Unluckily for us, most of our Dell laptops have an Intel wireless adapter, such as the PRO 2200BG, and they do not have this feature. You need to install the Dell Quickset utility, get it here, enter your model and search for quickset, and then go into the location profiles setting:

Dell quickset

Next you need to go into the General Mobility Settings and select Modify Settings:
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Latest White Papers from HP

Here are some great new white papers from HP, featuring topics like SQL Server 2005 and 2008, server sprawl and onsite service. These are all free, grab em and growl.

Backup and Recovery Best Practices for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

To help you choose from among the available configuration options and backup and recovery procedures, HP has conducted extensive laboratory tests to determine best practices, looking at LTO, disk to disk and virtual tape devices.

The Essential Guide to Solving Server Sprawl

The challenge of server sprawl, coupled with the desire to reduce energy costs and the increasing demand for computer resources and rack space, make today an ideal time to consider Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for database consolidation in 64-bit computing environments. This white paper focuses on A clear understanding of the problem of server sprawl, Steps for a successful consolidation, Hardware options, Scalability, and Licensing options.

Optimizing HP Servers with Microsoft SQL Server 2008

When implementing a hardware consolidation project, one major step involves consolidating corporate data, which is mostly managed by multiple database engines. This definitely requires powerful hardware, multiple cpu’s and lots of memory.

8 Ways On-Site Service Can Drive IT Solution Provider Revenue This one is temporarily unavailable and is expected to be listed again soon, so check back.

HP Blade Servers for the Midmarket This one is a video white paper.

This video examines the requirements for servers, storage, and blade systems in the midmarket; describes the features and capabilities of the HP c3000; and outlines some of the challenges and opportunities HP will face as it seeks to extend its innovative HP BladeSystem c-Class product line to serve the needs of the midmarket.

Virtualization Everywhere Here is a good one on virtualization from Citrix.

Adoption of virtualization is concentrated among large enterprises, while mid-sized companies have hesitated because of concerns about cost, complexity, and vendor lock-in. In this paper we discuss how Citrix XenServer, based on the open source Xen hypervisor, provides comprehensive, economical server virtualization designed for easy implementation in any IT environment.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - July 9, 2008 at 5:48 pm

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