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Prevent simultaneous network connections - Windows 7

Posted on 2011-03-17
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Does anyone have a solution for disabling WiFi when a Windows 7 laptop is docked?  I have been previously using Dell Controlpoint Connection Manager which worked perfectly but is now no longer supported on the latest Dell Latitudes.  I simply want to prevent the potential security risks of having our machines connect to both the internal LAN via ethernet and the 'outside' network via WiFi.
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that's definitely an option jerbear1337 although a pricey one for something we used to get for free,  Does anyone have a free/cheaper solution?

I do know about this one: http://www.wirelessautoswitch.com although my first impression is that it is going to be a PIA to deploy.  I really liked the simplicity of the checkbox in Dell Controlpoint that simply said 'disable simultaneous connections'
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I would THINK ( just talking out loud)  that you could have some sort of small program (service) running that monitors for hardware change and the system to be docked which could then EASILY execute a script that would disable wireless.   There was some talk about that on some forums i saw since hardware profiles has been disabled in windows since vista.
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Yes I am wishing for something like that also.  Before I forget, let me also mention that none of our users have Admin Rights so whatever the solution ends up being it can't involve making their lives (or mine) more miserable!
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I've managed to figure out a no cost solution to my particular problem.  Cisco has a new revision of their AnyConnect software (3.x) that has a Network Access Module.  SInce we are a Cisco ASA shop, we use AnyConnect as a VPN solution anyway....so adding the NAM module is easy and gives you a single place to manage all connections (Wired, Wireless and VPN) as well as connection information, statistics, logs, etc.  Although this is not the solution for everyone (not everyone has a Cisco ASA) it so far works perfectly for me.  I will roll this out once I have had a chance to test it more.  thanks all for your suggestions.  I still think there needs to be a free easy way for the non-cisco folks.
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ened up solving this issue for myself.  Thanks to all those who chimed in.
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