Lock / Prevent Access to wireless network settings using GPO on Windows XP

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
We have a lot of mobile PCs that access our wireless network - they are running Windows XP and a member of our domain.  We utilize group policy.

We have a guest wireless network and we need to be able to prevent the users of these mobile PCs from changing the wireless settings/connect to the Guest network - we only want to allow them to connect to the corporate network.

We are having trouble finding a way to lock the settings using Group Policy - is there a way to do this?
Question by:johnbachert
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    I have used the Wireless Group Policy Snap-In and it will work for what you need to do.  We did run into a issue when the users were out of the office, they could not connect to other wireless networks.  We ended up just applying a MAC filter on the "Public" AP denying them from accessing it.

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