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    Is there any way of making a wireless connection 'permanent' on a laptop?

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    We use a wireless access point to connect 50 netbooks to our network. To set this up we logged in as domain admin, manually connecting the wireless connection but ensuring that 'connect automatically' was checked. All machines were rebooted and managed to log in as a number of other users fine. It would appear that the wireless credentials were being remembered at alt-ctrl-del

    However, a few weeks later, some machines have been unable to log users on. Logging in as administrator (credentials must be cached) reveals that the wireless connection has lost its credentials. Putting the credentials in again 'fixes' the issue, but its probably only a matter of time before we come across the same problem.

    Is there any way we can 'hard code' the wireless credentials into the machine so that the chances of it being connected at ctrl-alt-del at login is as high as possible. Policy or registry edit maybe?

    thanks

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    Are you using windows own wireless manageemnt or a 3rd party addon bit of software like the old intel wireless stuff.

    Rob

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    The best way to go is probably to setup a RADIUS server (if you don't already have one) and then force the wireless settings out via a GPO. It's what I do for the most part. It would just then need a GPUPDATE when connected, but should just work then.

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    Usually they only forget details if someone enters new details, not sure if it's possible to use GPO to disable access without going the whole radius route

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    Are you using windows own wireless manageemnt or a 3rd party addon bit of software like the old intel wireless stuff.

    Rob
    Using the windows wireless management.

    The notebooks are for pupils and need to be available for any user to log into.

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