Disable Wireless using a process triggered by an event. (VBScript / WMI)

Posted on 2007-10-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I am trying to develope a script that will run as a service and be triggered by an event. I have a VBScripts called - NetworkConnectionEvent

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\wmi")
Set colMonitoredEvents = objWMIService.ExecNotificationQuery("Select * from MSNdis_StatusMediaConnect")
Do While True
    Set strLatestEvent = colMonitoredEvents.NextEvent
    'msgbox "New Connection Found"
Function CheckNetworkStatus()
  blnOnTreasuryNetwork = False
  Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
  Set colConfig = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration Where DNSDomain = 'olympus.treasury.gov'",,48)
  For Each objItem in colConfig
    blnOnTreasuryNetwork = True         
    Exit For
  Set colAdapters = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapter where ProductName like '%Wireless%'",,48)
  For Each objAdapter in colAdapters
    If blnOnTreasuryNetwork Then
      'Disable Wireless            
      'Enable Wireless
      Call objAdapter.Enable()
    End if
End Function

The problem I am getting is the I get an error referring to this line 'objAdapter.disable'. I know it is an object I can use, and I have double-checked the syntax.

Alternatively - If you can think of a better, neater way to capture and event triggered by a wireless card being plugged in/turned on, then I'm happy to hear it. Basically I need to be able to disable the wireless service, regardless of make/model/type whenever the physical NIC gets a DNSDomain name that meets my criteria. unfortunately the only way I can think of doing this is to have something monitoring this, otherwise there would be times/occurrences where wireless and nic connectivity could run together.
Question by:tonysummers
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RobSampson earned 2000 total points
ID: 20090349
Hi, from here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/11/HeyScriptingGuy/default.aspx

"A question we hear frequently is "How do I enable and disable my network adapters through a script?" Well, we won't hold you in suspense. We'll tell you right now that you can't. At least not until you're running Windows Vista". In Windows Vista two new methods have been added to the Win32_NetworkAdapter class: Enable and Disable."

So, are you using Windows Vista?



Author Comment

ID: 20090808
No - we are running XP SP2.. with 140+ business unit applications I think we'll be on XP for sometime.

Thanks for you response none the less.
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ID: 20090823
Sorry to hear that.  I don't think we'll get to Vista any time soon either!



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