Wireless WMI connection

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?QmlsbA==?=, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Hello all,

    I'm a network administrator at a secondary school, and I have a bit of an
    odd question for you all. All of the students at this school have laptops
    which they have leased from the school. Our security structure is fairly
    sophistacated, but one of the major problems we are having right now revolves
    around the wireless network. I know I can disable access to the Wireless
    Zero Configuration icon in the taskbar through group policies, but I would
    still like to allow students to associate to the single approved SSID through
    which we allow them to connect. I was hoping to use VBS/WMI, and then
    compile the application into an exe. However, I'm not much of a programmer.
    I've found a few VBS scripts that scan for available SSIDs, but I can't for
    the life of me figure out what WMI to use to associate to an access point.

    The network is an open wireless network with no wireless encryption, and the
    SSID is tsunami. I hope that helps out.

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
    =?Utf-8?B?QmlsbA==?=, Dec 28, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?QmlsbA==?=

    Pavel A. Guest

    WMI can not be used directly to associate to an access point as you describe.
    If the laptops are Centrino based, contact the vendor and ask them
    how to use Centrino wireless software (PROset etc.) to achieve your goal.
    --PA

    "Bill" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I'm a network administrator at a secondary school, and I have a bit of an
    > odd question for you all. All of the students at this school have laptops
    > which they have leased from the school. Our security structure is fairly
    > sophistacated, but one of the major problems we are having right now revolves
    > around the wireless network. I know I can disable access to the Wireless
    > Zero Configuration icon in the taskbar through group policies, but I would
    > still like to allow students to associate to the single approved SSID through
    > which we allow them to connect. I was hoping to use VBS/WMI, and then
    > compile the application into an exe. However, I'm not much of a programmer.
    > I've found a few VBS scripts that scan for available SSIDs, but I can't for
    > the life of me figure out what WMI to use to associate to an access point.
    >
    > The network is an open wireless network with no wireless encryption, and the
    > SSID is tsunami. I hope that helps out.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bill
     
    Pavel A., Dec 30, 2005
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