Users unable to connect to outside wireless networks after installing Windows Small Business Server 2011 connector
Posted on 2014-10-13
OK weird issue. This has happened to multiple users within the environment under multiple versions of Windows (7 pro, 7 home, 8 home). The environment is a small office with essentially a BYOD. We installed Windows 2011 SBS and I install the Essential Connector tool to attach their computers to their Domain to connect to mapped network drives and network printers. They have a Linksys wireless router acting as their firewall and gateway. Pretty simple and straight forward.
After I install the Essentials connector tool on their computer they can attach to their work wireless network no problem. But when they go anywhere and try to connect to a wireless network besides their work wireless network they get a limited no connection. So they can connect to the external wireless connection but no internet access.
Are their wireless policies built into Windows 2011 SBS that are doing this? Is it a DNS, DHCP, proxy issue? This has happened on multiple devices so I don't think it's a device driver issue.
When it first propped up I assumed it was an issue with the users home router. But now its on like 4-5 other devices so it has to be something going on after the connector is installed.