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MacAddict
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      04-04-2006
Hello,

I just realized that our Dell Wireless cards have the following setting
if you go to the advanced tab of the driver:

Disable Upon Wired Connect

I was wondering if anybody has found a way to set this setting via GPO
or silent install or script or any other way.

Thanks

 
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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      04-04-2006
Hi

You do not need to disable any thing you can establish the preference of
connection by setting the metrics.

You can configure the Metrics in each Network cared.

Put Metrics of 10 in the Wired and Metrics of 20 in the Wireless

When the Wire is unplugged to would have Wireless connection. When the Wired
plug it would take over the connection since it as lower metrics (you can
reverse the process by putting 10 in the Wireless and 20 in the Wires
depending on how you want the default to work).

1. In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections.

2. Right-click a network interfaces, and then click Properties.

3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

4. On the General tab, click Advanced.

5. To specify a metric, on the IP Settings tab, click to clear the Automatic
metric check box, and then enter the metric that you want in the Interface
Metric field.

Look like this. http://www.ezlan.net/network/metrics.jpg

Jack (MVP-Networking).



"MacAddict" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I just realized that our Dell Wireless cards have the following setting
> if you go to the advanced tab of the driver:
>
> Disable Upon Wired Connect
>
> I was wondering if anybody has found a way to set this setting via GPO
> or silent install or script or any other way.
>
> Thanks
>



 
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MacAddict
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      04-05-2006
Thanks for this great tip, never thougt of doing that.

However, will this prevent the laptop from obtaining 2 IP addresses if
both connections are active (wire and wireless)?

Also, I cannot imagine an easy way to set this up via GPO or any other
'automatic' way.

Thanks

 
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      04-13-2006
I tried this on WinXP SP1,

Initial connection - Wired
Enabled Wireless
ipconfig /all - showed IPs for both connections
1.2mb download showed activity on Wired only
Disconnected Wire
1.2mb download showed on Wireless
Re-connected Wire
1.2mb download showed activity on Wired and Wireless
Chanegd metrics on Wired to 5
Changed metrics on Wireless to 20
1.2mb download showed activity on both
Network Connections > Advanced > Advanced Settings, Moved Wireless
Connection to bottom of Bindnig's list
1.2mb download showed activity on both
Reboot
Both Connections enabled
1.2mb download showed activity on Wired
Disconnected Wire (Wireless still enabled from boot)
1.2mb download to ensuer connection
Reconnected Wire
1.2mb download showed 17% utilization Wireless .2% Wired
This did not change until reboot
After reboot the same steps showed the same results

What did I miss?


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"MacAddict" wrote:

> Thanks for this great tip, never thougt of doing that.
>
> However, will this prevent the laptop from obtaining 2 IP addresses if
> both connections are active (wire and wireless)?
>
> Also, I cannot imagine an easy way to set this up via GPO or any other
> 'automatic' way.
>
> Thanks
>
>

 
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MacAddict
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      04-14-2006
FreakyGeek,

Thanks for actualy testing this out.

I think the best option is to go back to my original question and find
a way to enable the option called "Disable Upon Wired Connect" on the
properties of the WLAN card.

Dell will be able to ship our laptops with that option enabled, but
does anybody know of a way to do it via GPO or script for laptops that
get re-ghosted?

Thanks

 
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      07-14-2006
Have you been able to get the answer you were looking for? If you haven't, please let me know and I can assist in getting this to work for you.
 
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      10-10-2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by jingo16
Have you been able to get the answer you were looking for? If you haven't, please let me know and I can assist in getting this to work for you.
I am also looking for a resolution on this. Please let me know also if you know of a way to get this to work either via GPO or a registry setting.

Thanks!
 
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