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Dan @ HBA
04-20-08, 06:25 PM
A neighbouring business has a wireless network which our computers
repeatedly attempt to connect to even though it is not in the preferred
list.

We do want users to connect to non preferred networks but to specifically
block this one SSID. Is there anyway to achieve this?

smlunatick
04-20-08, 08:02 PM
On Apr 20, 7:25*pm, "Dan @ HBA" <dan@hba> wrote:
> A neighbouring business has a wireless network which our computers
> repeatedly attempt to connect to even though it is not in the preferred
> list.
>
> We do want users to connect to non preferred networks but to specifically
> block this one SSID. Is there anyway to achieve this?

Would this network be "unprotected?"

Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
04-21-08, 05:07 PM
Hi
Some of the original utilities that are provided by the Wireless Card's
manufacturers can do it.
Try, and do not forget to switch Off Windows Wireless Utility when you use
the other.
http://www.ezlan.net/wzc.html
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"Dan @ HBA" <dan@hba> wrote in message
news:ewHiB2zoIHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>A neighbouring business has a wireless network which our computers
>repeatedly attempt to connect to even though it is not in the preferred
>list.
>
> We do want users to connect to non preferred networks but to specifically
> block this one SSID. Is there anyway to achieve this?
>

Dan @ HBA
04-21-08, 07:01 PM
No it is protected. Our computers can't connect to it but they try for an
extended period.

"smlunatick" <yveslec@gmail.com> wrote in message
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On Apr 20, 7:25 pm, "Dan @ HBA" <dan@hba> wrote:
> A neighbouring business has a wireless network which our computers
> repeatedly attempt to connect to even though it is not in the preferred
> list.
>
> We do want users to connect to non preferred networks but to specifically
> block this one SSID. Is there anyway to achieve this?

Would this network be "unprotected?"

Dan @ HBA
04-21-08, 07:03 PM
I was hoping for a more network wide configuration which does not rely on
specific hardware.

"Jack (MVP-Networking)." <jack@discussiongroup.com> wrote in message
news:OLDSZw$oIHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Hi
> Some of the original utilities that are provided by the Wireless Card's
> manufacturers can do it.
> Try, and do not forget to switch Off Windows Wireless Utility when you use
> the other.
> http://www.ezlan.net/wzc.html
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>
> "Dan @ HBA" <dan@hba> wrote in message
> news:ewHiB2zoIHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>A neighbouring business has a wireless network which our computers
>>repeatedly attempt to connect to even though it is not in the preferred
>>list.
>>
>> We do want users to connect to non preferred networks but to specifically
>> block this one SSID. Is there anyway to achieve this?
>>
>

smlunatick
04-21-08, 08:09 PM
On Apr 21, 8:03*pm, "Dan @ HBA" <dan@hba> wrote:
> I was hoping for a more network wide configuration which does not rely on
> specific hardware.
>
> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <j...@discussiongroup.com> wrote in message
>
> news:OLDSZw$oIHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>
>
>
> > Hi
> > Some of the original utilities that are provided by the Wireless Card's
> > manufacturers can do it.
> > Try, and do not forget to switch Off Windows Wireless Utility when you use
> > the other.
> >http://www.ezlan.net/wzc.html
> > Jack (MVP-Networking).
>
> > "Dan @ HBA" <dan@hba> wrote in message
> >news:ewHiB2zoIHA.2160@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >>A neighbouring business has a wireless network which our computers
> >>repeatedly attempt to connect to even though it is not in the preferred
> >>list.
>
> >> We do want users to connect to non preferred networks but to specifically
> >> block this one SSID. Is there anyway to achieve this?- Hide quoted text-
>
> - Show quoted text -

Problem exists on each "client" PC. They are the ones hwho try to
access the wrong network. Since the hardware is possibly different on
each of the PCs, you need to trun off the wireless manufacturer's
bundled connection tools and actvate the Wireless Zero Configuration
system. This way, you have made a "standard" wireless network with
the Windows tools. You can then look for a group policy
"configuration" to lock down the WZC settings.