Issue with connecting to available networks

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When I am unsing my MN-710 wireless card and access my
wireless network, my system every 5 minutes comes back
and stops my connection. It advertises what available
networks are out there and forces me to choose one. I
have removed these networks from my Preferred Networks
field, but they never leave the Availble Networks list.

Any thoughts.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Sounds like you're using WEP encryption, but have the settings with the
    MN-710 for 802.11x authentication (WPA). If you take out that check mark in
    the Network Connections properties, you shouldn't see the drops. If that
    doesn't rectify the issue, try moving your broadcast channel on your LAN
    away from what it is currently, and giving your LAN a unique SSID.
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "rschoenherr" <rschoenherr@xcendgroup.com> wrote in message
    news:108301c4e6d9$84b0fda0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > When I am unsing my MN-710 wireless card and access my
    > wireless network, my system every 5 minutes comes back
    > and stops my connection. It advertises what available
    > networks are out there and forces me to choose one. I
    > have removed these networks from my Preferred Networks
    > field, but they never leave the Availble Networks list.
    >
    > Any thoughts.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Chris,

    Thanks, I'm going to give that a try and see what
    happens. So far so good.

    rschoenherr
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Sounds like you're using WEP encryption, but have the
    settings with the
    >MN-710 for 802.11x authentication (WPA). If you take
    out that check mark in
    >the Network Connections properties, you shouldn't see
    the drops. If that
    >doesn't rectify the issue, try moving your broadcast
    channel on your LAN
    >away from what it is currently, and giving your LAN a
    unique SSID.
    >--
    >Chris H.
    >Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    >Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    >Associate Expert
    >Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    >
    >"rschoenherr" <rschoenherr@xcendgroup.com> wrote in
    message
    >news:108301c4e6d9$84b0fda0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >> When I am unsing my MN-710 wireless card and access my
    >> wireless network, my system every 5 minutes comes back
    >> and stops my connection. It advertises what available
    >> networks are out there and forces me to choose one. I
    >> have removed these networks from my Preferred Networks
    >> field, but they never leave the Availble Networks list.
    >>
    >> Any thoughts.
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Hopefully, if you're not using WPA but only WEP, you will no longer have the
    "connection" before being dropped for not authenticating properly, and then
    you won't be prompted to select another LAN that may be available upon
    "discovery."
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "rschoenherr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0bb401c4e6e1$01d96130$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > Chris,
    >
    > Thanks, I'm going to give that a try and see what
    > happens. So far so good.
    >
    > rschoenherr
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Sounds like you're using WEP encryption, but have the
    > settings with the
    >>MN-710 for 802.11x authentication (WPA). If you take
    > out that check mark in
    >>the Network Connections properties, you shouldn't see
    > the drops. If that
    >>doesn't rectify the issue, try moving your broadcast
    > channel on your LAN
    >>away from what it is currently, and giving your LAN a
    > unique SSID.
    >>--
    >>Chris H.
    >>Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    >>Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    >>Associate Expert
    >>Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >>
    >>
    >>"rschoenherr" <rschoenherr@xcendgroup.com> wrote in
    > message
    >>news:108301c4e6d9$84b0fda0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> When I am unsing my MN-710 wireless card and access my
    >>> wireless network, my system every 5 minutes comes back
    >>> and stops my connection. It advertises what available
    >>> networks are out there and forces me to choose one. I
    >>> have removed these networks from my Preferred Networks
    >>> field, but they never leave the Availble Networks list.
    >>>
    >>> Any thoughts.
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Chris,

    I have a question that is not quite the same, but along
    the same lines.

    I am running a WPA secured network and a nearby business
    is running an unsecured network. The question: Is there
    anyway to prevent the network name of the nearby business
    from appearing in the available wireless network list?
    And if not, is there any way to prevent my users from
    connecting to that specific network?

    This issue arises when my MN-700 needs to be reset (which
    is probably more often that it should be due to a cordless
    phone). The interference from the phone actually causes
    my network name to drop from the available list. All that
    is left in the available network list is the neighboring
    unsecured network. In their haste to get back online, the
    users try to connect to what is available. Unfortunately,
    they successfully connect to the neighboring network and
    the confusion and cleanup soon begins.

    My network name is the only one listed in the Preferred
    Networks list and from the Wireless Network Connections
    Properties window, Wireless Networks tab, Advanced...I
    have selected Access point (infrastructure) networks only,
    but still no help.

    Any assistance or advice you could give would be greatly
    appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for your help...Gary
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Sounds like you're using WEP encryption, but have the
    settings with the
    >MN-710 for 802.11x authentication (WPA). If you take out
    that check mark in
    >the Network Connections properties, you shouldn't see the
    drops. If that
    >doesn't rectify the issue, try moving your broadcast
    channel on your LAN
    >away from what it is currently, and giving your LAN a
    unique SSID.
    >--
    >Chris H.
    >Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    >Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    >Associate Expert
    >Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    >
    >"rschoenherr" <rschoenherr@xcendgroup.com> wrote in
    message
    >news:108301c4e6d9$84b0fda0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >> When I am unsing my MN-710 wireless card and access my
    >> wireless network, my system every 5 minutes comes back
    >> and stops my connection. It advertises what available
    >> networks are out there and forces me to choose one. I
    >> have removed these networks from my Preferred Networks
    >> field, but they never leave the Availble Networks list.
    >>
    >> Any thoughts.
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    I would change your channel to something away from what they're apparently
    using, go to 1 or 11. Change your Workgroup name to something unique, too,
    and change your WPA key often.

    You could also not broadcast the SSID, and filter by MAC address. There is
    information in Chapter 3 of the User's Guide on these items, plus additional
    information in Chapter 5, "Network Management."

    You might also be interested in some of the security techniques suggested by
    MVP Barb Bowman in her Expert Zone column here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_segnet.mspx
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "Gary K." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:077d01c4f2f6$ea50b190$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    > Chris,
    >
    > I have a question that is not quite the same, but along
    > the same lines.
    >
    > I am running a WPA secured network and a nearby business
    > is running an unsecured network. The question: Is there
    > anyway to prevent the network name of the nearby business
    > from appearing in the available wireless network list?
    > And if not, is there any way to prevent my users from
    > connecting to that specific network?
    >
    > This issue arises when my MN-700 needs to be reset (which
    > is probably more often that it should be due to a cordless
    > phone). The interference from the phone actually causes
    > my network name to drop from the available list. All that
    > is left in the available network list is the neighboring
    > unsecured network. In their haste to get back online, the
    > users try to connect to what is available. Unfortunately,
    > they successfully connect to the neighboring network and
    > the confusion and cleanup soon begins.
    >
    > My network name is the only one listed in the Preferred
    > Networks list and from the Wireless Network Connections
    > Properties window, Wireless Networks tab, Advanced...I
    > have selected Access point (infrastructure) networks only,
    > but still no help.
    >
    > Any assistance or advice you could give would be greatly
    > appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help...Gary
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Sounds like you're using WEP encryption, but have the
    > settings with the
    >>MN-710 for 802.11x authentication (WPA). If you take out
    > that check mark in
    >>the Network Connections properties, you shouldn't see the
    > drops. If that
    >>doesn't rectify the issue, try moving your broadcast
    > channel on your LAN
    >>away from what it is currently, and giving your LAN a
    > unique SSID.
    >>--
    >>Chris H.
    >>Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    >>Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    >>Associate Expert
    >>Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >>
    >>
    >>"rschoenherr" <rschoenherr@xcendgroup.com> wrote in
    > message
    >>news:108301c4e6d9$84b0fda0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> When I am unsing my MN-710 wireless card and access my
    >>> wireless network, my system every 5 minutes comes back
    >>> and stops my connection. It advertises what available
    >>> networks are out there and forces me to choose one. I
    >>> have removed these networks from my Preferred Networks
    >>> field, but they never leave the Availble Networks list.
    >>>
    >>> Any thoughts.
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
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