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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
a b D Laptop
July 20, 2005 1:34:03 PM

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

Scenario:

Wireless-only Windows XP laptop is aleady a domain member.

User tries to log in on laptop for the first time - and cannot because
wireless network connection is not active till after login. Since user has
never logged in on this laptop, there is no cached login information.

Question: How do you enable the wireless connections BEFORE login so that
connection to DC or IAS is possible for a first-time login?

Thank you for your help.

Brent
July 20, 2005 3:14:32 PM

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

> Question: How do you enable the wireless connections BEFORE
> login so that connection to DC or IAS is possible for a first-time login?
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
> Brent

Talk to your wireless provider/administrator. It can be configured for a
wireless connection before a user login. You must be using some kind of
userID/Pswd for some kind of authorization, security or metering purposes.

-Frank
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
a b D Laptop
July 20, 2005 3:14:33 PM

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

Hi Frank.

I am the administrator. If it can be done, how? A policy? Registry hack?
I need some specifics.

Brent

"Frankster" wrote:

> > Question: How do you enable the wireless connections BEFORE
> > login so that connection to DC or IAS is possible for a first-time login?
> >
> > Thank you for your help.
> >
> > Brent
>
> Talk to your wireless provider/administrator. It can be configured for a
> wireless connection before a user login. You must be using some kind of
> userID/Pswd for some kind of authorization, security or metering purposes.
>
> -Frank
>
>
>
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July 21, 2005 1:52:01 AM

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

All I know to do is asked you what kind of wireless setup you have now.
What model cards, access points, and/or routers.

I use a wireless access point on my wired network. All my machines
wireless-only machines remain connected all the time, evidenced by the fact
that they go out for AV updates automatically and I can map to and use
shared drives on each. This is with no one logged onto the laptops. So...
I'm pretty confused as to why you do not have a connection prior to user
logon.

Why not just explain your entire network setup and where/how wireless is
implemented.

-Frank

"Brent Williams" <BrentWilliams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:588E077D-D175-4E6D-9B27-BC9457F2BDE6@microsoft.com...
> Hi Frank.
>
> I am the administrator. If it can be done, how? A policy? Registry hack?
> I need some specifics.
>
> Brent
>
> "Frankster" wrote:
>
>> > Question: How do you enable the wireless connections BEFORE
>> > login so that connection to DC or IAS is possible for a first-time
>> > login?
>> >
>> > Thank you for your help.
>> >
>> > Brent
>>
>> Talk to your wireless provider/administrator. It can be configured for a
>> wireless connection before a user login. You must be using some kind of
>> userID/Pswd for some kind of authorization, security or metering
>> purposes.
>>
>> -Frank
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
a b D Laptop
July 21, 2005 8:58:06 AM

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

Hi Frank,

I've seen this problem with Proxim ABG cards (and others), using Proxim and
Linksys APs. In all cases the workstations are Win XP SP2 using the built-in
MS wireless client. Do you use the MS wireless client?

Brent

"Frankster" wrote:

> All I know to do is asked you what kind of wireless setup you have now.
> What model cards, access points, and/or routers.
>
> I use a wireless access point on my wired network. All my machines
> wireless-only machines remain connected all the time, evidenced by the fact
> that they go out for AV updates automatically and I can map to and use
> shared drives on each. This is with no one logged onto the laptops. So...
> I'm pretty confused as to why you do not have a connection prior to user
> logon.
>
> Why not just explain your entire network setup and where/how wireless is
> implemented.
>
> -Frank
>
> "Brent Williams" <BrentWilliams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:588E077D-D175-4E6D-9B27-BC9457F2BDE6@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Frank.
> >
> > I am the administrator. If it can be done, how? A policy? Registry hack?
> > I need some specifics.
> >
> > Brent
> >
> > "Frankster" wrote:
> >
> >> > Question: How do you enable the wireless connections BEFORE
> >> > login so that connection to DC or IAS is possible for a first-time
> >> > login?
> >> >
> >> > Thank you for your help.
> >> >
> >> > Brent
> >>
> >> Talk to your wireless provider/administrator. It can be configured for a
> >> wireless connection before a user login. You must be using some kind of
> >> userID/Pswd for some kind of authorization, security or metering
> >> purposes.
> >>
> >> -Frank
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
July 21, 2005 12:52:10 PM

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

Well, I don't know what you mean by "MS Wireless Client".

I have a MS AP plugged into one of my network switches. One of my wireless
laptops uses a MS PC wireless card and the other uses the built-in Intel
on-board wireless interface.

I have a question. After a user logs onto your laptops, does he have to do
anything to get connected or does it happen automatically as soon as he logs
on?

Also, I'm assuming that you are not setup in Ad-hoc mode, right?

Also, what kind of authentication are you using. Mine is open, none
required.

-Frank

"Brent Williams" <BrentWilliams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5A76C17E-E0C9-457D-BA28-AC1411AD13D6@microsoft.com...
> Hi Frank,
>
> I've seen this problem with Proxim ABG cards (and others), using Proxim
> and
> Linksys APs. In all cases the workstations are Win XP SP2 using the
> built-in
> MS wireless client. Do you use the MS wireless client?
>
> Brent
>
> "Frankster" wrote:
>
>> All I know to do is asked you what kind of wireless setup you have now.
>> What model cards, access points, and/or routers.
>>
>> I use a wireless access point on my wired network. All my machines
>> wireless-only machines remain connected all the time, evidenced by the
>> fact
>> that they go out for AV updates automatically and I can map to and use
>> shared drives on each. This is with no one logged onto the laptops.
>> So...
>> I'm pretty confused as to why you do not have a connection prior to user
>> logon.
>>
>> Why not just explain your entire network setup and where/how wireless is
>> implemented.
>>
>> -Frank
>>
>> "Brent Williams" <BrentWilliams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:588E077D-D175-4E6D-9B27-BC9457F2BDE6@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi Frank.
>> >
>> > I am the administrator. If it can be done, how? A policy? Registry
>> > hack?
>> > I need some specifics.
>> >
>> > Brent
>> >
>> > "Frankster" wrote:
>> >
>> >> > Question: How do you enable the wireless connections BEFORE
>> >> > login so that connection to DC or IAS is possible for a first-time
>> >> > login?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thank you for your help.
>> >> >
>> >> > Brent
>> >>
>> >> Talk to your wireless provider/administrator. It can be configured
>> >> for a
>> >> wireless connection before a user login. You must be using some kind
>> >> of
>> >> userID/Pswd for some kind of authorization, security or metering
>> >> purposes.
>> >>
>> >> -Frank
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
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