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Stephen Liffen
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      09-14-2008
Hi,

Not sure if anyone else is having this problem but while I've been testing
wireless technologies I've been getting "Windows cannot update your roaming
profile" because the wireless connection drops 2-3 pings during the log off
process.

I'm using 802.1x WPA2 with computer and user authentication (although I've
also tried computer only authentication). Running on a Dell laptop with an
Intel wireless card I'm wondering if it might be hardware related as it seems
a bit daft that windows would drop the connection at the time it tries to
write the profile back.

Interested to know if anyone has seen this problem before, any points of
where to check next would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Stephen
 
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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      09-15-2008
Hi
802.1x should be used with RADIUS server. Otherwise disable it.
Make sure that your SSID broadcasting is On.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

"Stephen Liffen" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Not sure if anyone else is having this problem but while I've been testing
> wireless technologies I've been getting "Windows cannot update your
> roaming
> profile" because the wireless connection drops 2-3 pings during the log
> off
> process.
>
> I'm using 802.1x WPA2 with computer and user authentication (although I've
> also tried computer only authentication). Running on a Dell laptop with an
> Intel wireless card I'm wondering if it might be hardware related as it
> seems
> a bit daft that windows would drop the connection at the time it tries to
> write the profile back.
>
> Interested to know if anyone has seen this problem before, any points of
> where to check next would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards
> Stephen


 
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Stephen Liffen
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      09-15-2008
We have 60 access points across the campus using 802.1x via IAS for
authentication, wireless traffic is on secure VLANs for two SSID based
networks. SSID broadcasting is on for both wireless profiles.

"Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:

> Hi
> 802.1x should be used with RADIUS server. Otherwise disable it.
> Make sure that your SSID broadcasting is On.
> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
>
> "Stephen Liffen" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Not sure if anyone else is having this problem but while I've been testing
> > wireless technologies I've been getting "Windows cannot update your
> > roaming
> > profile" because the wireless connection drops 2-3 pings during the log
> > off
> > process.
> >
> > I'm using 802.1x WPA2 with computer and user authentication (although I've
> > also tried computer only authentication). Running on a Dell laptop with an
> > Intel wireless card I'm wondering if it might be hardware related as it
> > seems
> > a bit daft that windows would drop the connection at the time it tries to
> > write the profile back.
> >
> > Interested to know if anyone has seen this problem before, any points of
> > where to check next would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Regards
> > Stephen

>
>

 
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Phillip Windell
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      09-15-2008
"Stephen Liffen" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Intel wireless card I'm wondering if it might be hardware related as it
> seems
> a bit daft that windows would drop the connection at the time it tries to
> write the profile back.


Why would it be Windows? If you are managing the wireless adapater with the
Vendors Utility,...which runs in the users context,...it is expected for it
(not Windows) to "hicup" during the logoff as it is shutting down. These
utilities (at least most of them) do nothing when the user is logged off.
It is just like all the other applications that the user may have
running,...they close out when the user logs off, and the order that this
occurs is probably not controlable.

Stop managing the connection with the vendor's utility and use the Windows
Zero Configuration Utility instead. It runs as a System Service and
functions independently from users being logged on.

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