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Disable Windows Zero Config auto discovery?

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Anonymous
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March 16, 2005 1:05:57 PM

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I have 2 wireless LANS setup in the same building, one for the teachers
and one for the students. I have WPA implemented on the teachers and
no security for the students. I am using the wireless zero config
client built in to windows xp sp2. I am having difficulties with the
teacher's laptop roaming outside of the teachers wireless coverage area
and then automatically attaching to the students network. The teacher
then loses access to their resources on the teachers network, not
realizing what just happen. I would like a way to turn off the auto
discovering function built in to the zero config client so that it only
attaches to the teachers wireless network instead of any other network
that might come into range.

I have found a wireless client made by Funk, Odyssey, that would
achieve our goal but it will be too expensive to implement to our 300
laptops.

Thanks for your help and time

Jason
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 18, 2005 7:29:22 PM

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

If the student network is not in the preferred list and on the wireless
Networks control panel>Advanced >Automatically connect to non-preferred
networks needs to be unchecked. This combination of settings should not
have the teacher computers roaming.

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"SpiritBoy" <groups@advancepcservices.com> wrote in message
news:1110996357.584134.115820@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>I have 2 wireless LANS setup in the same building, one for the teachers
> and one for the students. I have WPA implemented on the teachers and
> no security for the students. I am using the wireless zero config
> client built in to windows xp sp2. I am having difficulties with the
> teacher's laptop roaming outside of the teachers wireless coverage area
> and then automatically attaching to the students network. The teacher
> then loses access to their resources on the teachers network, not
> realizing what just happen. I would like a way to turn off the auto
> discovering function built in to the zero config client so that it only
> attaches to the teachers wireless network instead of any other network
> that might come into range.
>
> I have found a wireless client made by Funk, Odyssey, that would
> achieve our goal but it will be too expensive to implement to our 300
> laptops.
>
> Thanks for your help and time
>
> Jason
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 24, 2005 7:12:03 PM

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

You could try disabling the Wireless Zero Config service.

-Brian

"SpiritBoy" <groups@advancepcservices.com> wrote in message
news:1110996357.584134.115820@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>I have 2 wireless LANS setup in the same building, one for the teachers
> and one for the students. I have WPA implemented on the teachers and
> no security for the students. I am using the wireless zero config
> client built in to windows xp sp2. I am having difficulties with the
> teacher's laptop roaming outside of the teachers wireless coverage area
> and then automatically attaching to the students network. The teacher
> then loses access to their resources on the teachers network, not
> realizing what just happen. I would like a way to turn off the auto
> discovering function built in to the zero config client so that it only
> attaches to the teachers wireless network instead of any other network
> that might come into range.
>
> I have found a wireless client made by Funk, Odyssey, that would
> achieve our goal but it will be too expensive to implement to our 300
> laptops.
>
> Thanks for your help and time
>
> Jason
>
!