Wired and wireless interfaces active at the same time

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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killbradConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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!
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!

sunny10Author Commented:

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.
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:
sunny10Author Commented:
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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