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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
05-14-08, 11:25 PM
Hi
Drag shortcuts of the two Connections to the desktop.
When you do not need the Wireless right click on the icon and choose
Disable.
It takes about 3sec.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"Paul Thomsen" <PaulThomsen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:51D8A56F-9F6D-49AB-BBD5-FDE8A4374909@microsoft.com...
>I know you can use metrics etc to give priorities but I'd rather disable
>the
> wireless when a wired connection is detected. You can do this with
> manually
> in the advanced properties for a nic (at least some that I've tried) but
> I'd
> like to know how to do this via GPO or something.
>
> We have limited IP addresses and wasting them on wireless when the laptop
> is
> docked is a problem for us.
>
> Any other suggestions welcome.

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
05-15-08, 09:05 AM
Jack (MVP-Networking). <jack@discussiongroup.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Drag shortcuts of the two Connections to the desktop.
> When you do not need the Wireless right click on the icon and choose
> Disable.
> It takes about 3sec.
> Jack (MVP-Networking).

Yeah, but only after the user is logged in, when it's too late (and if
you've got a domain it can cause some minor problems to have both enabled at
once)

To the OP: another option might involve the phyiscal toggle/button on the
laptop to enable or disable wireless. Not as elegant, but works well.



>
> "Paul Thomsen" <PaulThomsen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:51D8A56F-9F6D-49AB-BBD5-FDE8A4374909@microsoft.com...
>> I know you can use metrics etc to give priorities but I'd rather
>> disable the
>> wireless when a wired connection is detected. You can do this with
>> manually
>> in the advanced properties for a nic (at least some that I've tried)
>> but I'd
>> like to know how to do this via GPO or something.
>>
>> We have limited IP addresses and wasting them on wireless when the
>> laptop is
>> docked is a problem for us.
>>
>> Any other suggestions welcome.