Linksys wireless utility before log on...

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Will Cooke, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Will Cooke

    Will Cooke Guest

    Hi,

    I've searched the MS Knowledgebase and the Linksys knowledgebase to no
    avail. Can someone help?

    The linksys utility that sets up the wireless connection to the A.P.
    loads *after* a user has logged on (in this case on Win98). But.. my
    users authenticate to a domain controller, so with out a network
    connection they can't authenticate so they can't log on.

    And they can't log on until the wireless utility starts, and the
    wireless utility doesn't start until the log on.

    Geddit?

    Is there a way to get windows to load the wireless utility before log
    on, thus giving them a path to the domain controller, and therefore
    the ability to log on.

    This seems to be a major short comming of the linksys adapter, which
    otherwise provides a good service.

    Thanks,

    Will
    Will Cooke, Oct 19, 2004
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  2. Will Cooke

    Mark Guest

    I ran into a similar problem with Win2k, but I could log on (apparently
    using cached credentials), but I would dget an error message in the event
    log saying 'domain controller not available' or something like that, posted
    here and in the Win2k networking group, never did receive a reply......
    "Will Cooke" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've searched the MS Knowledgebase and the Linksys knowledgebase to no
    > avail. Can someone help?
    >
    > The linksys utility that sets up the wireless connection to the A.P.
    > loads *after* a user has logged on (in this case on Win98). But.. my
    > users authenticate to a domain controller, so with out a network
    > connection they can't authenticate so they can't log on.
    >
    > And they can't log on until the wireless utility starts, and the
    > wireless utility doesn't start until the log on.
    >
    > Geddit?
    >
    > Is there a way to get windows to load the wireless utility before log
    > on, thus giving them a path to the domain controller, and therefore
    > the ability to log on.
    >
    > This seems to be a major short comming of the linksys adapter, which
    > otherwise provides a good service.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Will
    Mark, Oct 20, 2004
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  3. Will Cooke

    Will Cooke Guest

    "Mark" <> wrote in message news:<>...

    > I ran into a similar problem with Win2k, but I could log on (apparently



    Under Win2K you might be able to use one of the "Application as
    Service" tools to load the stuff at boot time?

    Cheers,

    Will
    Will Cooke, Oct 20, 2004
    #3
  4. Will Cooke

    Mark Guest

    I though t of that, butut didn't want to spend the money on one, and I
    haven't found a free one yet.
    "Will Cooke" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Mark" <> wrote in message
    > news:<>...
    >
    >> I ran into a similar problem with Win2k, but I could log on (apparently

    >
    >
    > Under Win2K you might be able to use one of the "Application as
    > Service" tools to load the stuff at boot time?
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Will
    Mark, Oct 25, 2004
    #4
  5. Will Cooke

    asharpe Guest

    Hi Will,

    Did you find a solution? I've had the same problem with a USR wireles
    card,
    this is the response I got from USR.

    Andrew

    I apologize for the delay and inconvenience this may have caused you
    I
    understand that you would like for the drivers to load when th
    computer
    is booting up instead of when you login? Unfortunately this is not
    possible, all version of Windows do this. The reason why this is, is
    because windows doesn't know what user will try to login to th
    network
    and different profiles have different settings. This is true with all
    programs, even anti-virus software will only load after login.

    Will Cooke wrote:
    > *Hi,
    >
    > I've searched the MS Knowledgebase and the Linksys knowledgebase t
    > no
    > avail. Can someone help?
    >
    > The linksys utility that sets up the wireless connection to the A.P.
    > loads *after* a user has logged on (in this case on Win98). But.
    > my
    > users authenticate to a domain controller, so with out a network
    > connection they can't authenticate so they can't log on.
    >
    > And they can't log on until the wireless utility starts, and the
    > wireless utility doesn't start until the log on.
    >
    > Geddit?
    >
    > Is there a way to get windows to load the wireless utility befor
    > log
    > on, thus giving them a path to the domain controller, and therefore
    > the ability to log on.
    >
    > This seems to be a major short comming of the linksys adapter, which
    > otherwise provides a good service.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Will



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