Unable to connect to unsecured wireless networks
Posted on 2006-11-22
I have a client running sbs 2003 sp1, with the standard SBS group policies and some of my own.
A few of the laptop users are on the road a bit, and insist being able to connect to unsecure WAPs in airports and such..
So anyways, right now, they can only connect to secure networks, which is fine with me, but not them.
I first thought this must be a default SBS group policy setting, but i looked through all the enabled/disabled settings in any policies that apply to these users/computers. Found nothing of the sort, only thing even in group policy to configure this is Wireless policies, which i have none created/enabled.
One thing i have a hunch on is that Windows firewall is enabled (through the SBS gpo - with some expections for certain apps), and i'm wondering if windows firewall would restrict connection to unsecured wireless networks, and if so, what kind of exception i would need to make to get around this.
Anyways...that's the situation/problem and my hunches..