Wireless network dropped at logoff causing issues with roaming pro

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Stephen Liffen, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. 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

    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.

    Stephen Liffen, Sep 14, 2008
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  2. Hi
    802.1x should be used with RADIUS server. Otherwise disable it.
    Make sure that your SSID broadcasting is On.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Sep 15, 2008
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  3. 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.
    Stephen Liffen, Sep 15, 2008
  4. 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.

    Phillip Windell

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    Phillip Windell, Sep 15, 2008
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