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Wired and wireless interfaces active at the same time

Posted on 2006-11-28
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I'm not sure if this is the right topic area to ask this question.... but I wanted to find out if anyone knew how to diable the wireless nic while connected through the wired nic running on Win XP?
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by:killbrad
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Go to your 'Network Connections' control panel.  There you will see all of your network adapters.
Right click on the wireless adapter, and choose 'Disable'.

When you need to connect through wireless, simply right click and choose 'Enable'.  Voila!

Cheers!
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by:sunny10
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I'm sorry, I should have clarified the question a bit more.  I'm looking to automate this function.  This will be used in a corporate environment, regular users don't have the ability to disable/enable their nics nor would I trust them to do so.
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by:killbrad
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No utility exists to do this correctly right now.. I hear that in IEEE 802.21 there will be some sort of standard addressing this though.

You could try to use login scripts ... or..  well there is really no good way..

See Princeton's take:
http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/kb/display.plx?ID=9803
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by:sunny10
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Thanks for the article, this might be a solution for our intel cards.  Are you aware of any third party tools that I could buy that would accomplish this task?
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sunny10:  While I have not tried it, this solution appears to be free!  http://www.netswitcher.com/NicSwitch/nicswitch.htm

NetSwitcher.com has many other products with similar features as well.

Please let me know if this will help!
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