Windows 7 Thread, WDS on Wireless in Technical; A bit far fetched but is there a way you can Pixe boot on wireless network?
Thanks in advance
19th July 2012, 02:50 PM #1
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WDS on Wireless
A bit far fetched but is there a way you can Pixe boot on wireless network?
Thanks in advance
19th July 2012, 03:05 PM #2
As far as I am aware, the only vendor that supports booting to wi-fi is Apple with the Mac book air. You would require a BIOS able to actually join your wireless SSID before any OS loads - which isn't happening any time soon!
Your best bet would be some kind of USB boot device that would load the drivers into a WinPE type environment and then launch WDS from there
20th July 2012, 08:29 AM #3
If you've got vPro on SandyBridge or later you 'can' get wireless access before the OS loads. I've seen it demoed by Toshiba, but never tried it myself. However I don't thing they (Intel) ever got PXE ove 802.11 to work. Intel Technology Journal
20th July 2012, 08:33 AM #4
Don't know how much milage you'd get injecting wireless drivers into a DOS/Linux PXE book disk?
20th July 2012, 08:52 AM #5
Another possibility (although a naff choice really) would be hook up the laptop via ethernet cable to a wireless access point configured as a bridge. Then you wouldn't need to bother with wireless drivers. Can't imagine it being all that fast though
20th July 2012, 10:48 AM #6
You used to be able to do this with ghost solution suite but it was nightmare. I would not advise pxe booting and install through wifi. It was slow and if the wifi went down you had to start again.
I would plug them into the network and make life easy for yourself.
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