Disable Upon Wired Connect setting via GPO or any other way

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by MacAddict, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. MacAddict

    MacAddict Guest

    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
    MacAddict, Apr 4, 2006
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  2. 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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    >
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Apr 5, 2006
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  3. MacAddict

    MacAddict Guest

    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
    MacAddict, Apr 5, 2006
    #3
  4. 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
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?RnJlYWt5R2Vlaw==?=, Apr 13, 2006
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  5. MacAddict

    MacAddict Guest

    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
    MacAddict, Apr 14, 2006
    #5
  6. MacAddict

    jingo16

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    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.
    jingo16, Jul 14, 2006
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  7. MacAddict

    Wabbit

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    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!
    Wabbit, Oct 10, 2006
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