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Is there any way to "lock" the wireless settings. We have loaner laptops for some users and we'd love to lock down the wireless settings on the notebook. Is this possible?
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by:jvuz
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Go to device manager and disable the wireless network. After that make sure the users don't have admin rights. Otherwise they can re-enable it.
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Sorry, you just want to lock so they can't change the settings, then make sure the don't have admin rights.
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by:prlit
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We need them to have access to the network card - just prevent them from adding SSID's and connecting to rogue AP's

Even a user with limited rights an change the wireless settings - just not the tcp/ip settings.
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kane77573 earned 2000 total points
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go to start
run
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gpedit.msc
and set the restrictions there based on the machine settings not user config
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by:prlit
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I cannot find any wireless settings in the gpedit snap-in
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by:kane77573
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its not a wireless setting
its the network settings in general
just make sure you set the access point in the wireless config
then modify the gpedit.msc networking part
http://notechlimit.com/gpedit.bmp
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I didn't look in the user config b/c you said "and set the restrictions there based on the machine settings not user config"

I'll try that.
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Yeh my fault its been awhile since I had to use gpedit.msc
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