Restrict Wireless to only one preferred network
Posted on 2007-11-14
We have several Laptops that we have deployed in vehicles that have wireless access to our network. We also have EVDO modems installed on these laptops. The logic is they would use our wireless access points when within range and then switch to the cellular EVDO network when out of range of our wireless access points.
We have a GPO setup to configure the laptops with our "preferred network" as well as have it set to "Access Point (infrastructure) networks only. We also have the "Automatically connect to non-preferred networks" setting not selected.
The problem is our laptops are picking up other access points and populating the Preferred Networks (below our SSID). When out of range of our access points, this is causing the laptops to attempt to connect to those access points instead of attempting to connect via our EVDO network.
Is there a way to only allow our configured Preferred Network and reject all others for being discovered?