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Broadcom wireless Profiles

Posted on 2006-11-14
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Hey all,
Simple question, dont really have the time to research and dig through the registry...

Broadcom Wireless BG client, using the BCMWLTRY.exe to manage the wireless connection. Where is the profile stored? I know it is a user specific issue, so it must eitehr be in the user's registry or a file somewhere.

If anyone knows, I would appreciate it...
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The should be stored as        filename.wpn  (wireless preferred network)

Do a search for *.wpn and see what comes up.

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Thats what I was originally looking for, I know the Dell Wireless Utilities use the .wpn files to import. I have a feeling it is encrypted in the registry. There are no .wpn files present on the machine though. It is definately user specific. I just dont feel like running any monitoring apps to find where the changes are made.

Too many other bigger fish to fry today.
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I did find 2 entries under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\[interface]
and of course it is in Binary (go figure). But there isnt anything in the users profile to indicate the Preferred Networks.

Thats whats odd...
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Maybe they are stored and you have to Export them to a file.

Also good reading:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/p70008/EN/profiles.htm
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Its not a Dell, its an HP....No Export utility in this one......
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bummer ...
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Have you seen this?

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=365
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No, I didnt see that, Thanks for the heads up.

but I did find what I was looking for though....

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Broadcom\802.11\{6A2FD7BF-A630-4F18-90D4-06A2157D71F7}]
"Version"=dword:00000004
"Control"=dword:00000001
"TimeStamp"=dword:455a2de1
"Static#0000"=hex:BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH

Deleted the Preferred profile, and remerged this file, and it connected successfully. Need to try it on a base install with no previous connection....Thanks for the help!!
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Appreciate the persistence in participation, and the good info on the exploit...
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I learned something also :)

Thanks,

Caddlady
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Hey Caddlady, just an FYI, you cannot import that key from another machine. Apparantly, it only worked on that test machine, since I originally set teh WLAN profile up manually, and it configured something else in the profile. Thought youd like to know....  

:)
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