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Auto disable wireless connection upon docking

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Anonymous
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January 6, 2005 4:59:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

We have many laptops in our organization the use wireless connections, they
also have docking stations with a LAN connection. When they hot dock they
are connected by both the wireless and the docking station. Is there a way
for Windows XP to turn off the wireless when they are docked but turn it back
on when the undock? I know you can set up hardware profiles but they will
hot undock and still need connectivity. We are running out of IP addresses
and we don't want to have to redo our IP scheme because of this. Any ideas??
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
January 7, 2005 12:21:44 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

I just set up a new wireless network for my neighbour. When the computer is
connected by Cat 5, it automatically switches adapters. Wireless is
disabled and the Ethernet adapter becomes active. When the cable is
unplugged it automatically activates the wireless and connects.
Dell 700 - nice machine


"Raymond" <Raymond@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:03AA59FD-2656-4E14-BBE6-72FBA6E21E85@microsoft.com...
> We have many laptops in our organization the use wireless connections,
> they
> also have docking stations with a LAN connection. When they hot dock they
> are connected by both the wireless and the docking station. Is there a
> way
> for Windows XP to turn off the wireless when they are docked but turn it
> back
> on when the undock? I know you can set up hardware profiles but they will
> hot undock and still need connectivity. We are running out of IP
> addresses
> and we don't want to have to redo our IP scheme because of this. Any
> ideas??
July 28, 2010 5:07:20 PM

Check out Wireless AutoSwitch at http://www.wirelessautoswitch.com it does what you are asking.

What is Wireless AutoSwitch?

Wireless AutoSwitch runs as a service and will automatically disable your wireless card when you connect to a LAN (hard wire) connection, and re-enable the wireless card when there is no LAN connection. This ensures that you are always using the fastest connection for network traffic. In the office this helps reduce redundant network connections, while still helping your employees seamlessly transfer from wired to wireless network connections.

For offices that are wireless security conscious this application makes sure the laptop's wireless card is off when the user is wired into your network, preventing bridged connections and preventing someone from the outside hacking your network through a laptop's wireless card.
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