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Connect To Wireless Network Before Logon

Discussion in 'Software' started by jackd, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. jackd

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    How do i make the computer connect to the wirless network before logon on Windows 2k proffesional.

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  2. Boycie
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    Jack,

    What are you aiming for here? Although Windows will be preparing the network connections, it usually takes a few seconds (at least) once on the desktop to be useable.

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  3. jackd

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    im trying to get the wireless to connect before logon so the computer will the domain because currently the computer is not connecting to the network before the logon happens
     
  4. Boycie
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    sorry jack, that last post doesn't make any sense. If you mean automatically connect on start up this happens by default usually...

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  5. zebulebu

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    Jack

    You might be using a third party utility to connect to your LAN - try using the Windows built-in utility instead.

    I've seen similar things on clients sites where they used the Intel WLAN management tool and couldn't figure out why they were able to logon but none of their logon scripts ran properly - it was because they were all using XP's cached logon, but not actually connecting to the LAN until about twenty seconds after the GINA disappeared

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  6. jackd

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    Zebelu, Its windows 2000 Proffessional does that have a built in utility?
     
  7. Boycie
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    Jack,

    As Zeb quite rightly pointed out, using the operating system and the third party utility are a no no. When you download the Intel 2200BG <driver> it is over 100MB! However, this includes all the other stuff you don't really want or need. You do get a choice, and i would select just install the driver.
    I have used Intel as an example here, but most are similar.
    Not sure about 2000, but XP has the option of <allow windows to look after my wireless settings>. If 2K does, i would suggest using it.

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  8. hbroomhall

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    Hm - I don't think it does. That only appeared in XP.

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  10. Sparky
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    Blue, good links there!

    Boyce, SP2 added much more wireless functionality in Windows XP, I think there was a couple of questions about that in the 70-270 exam. 8)
     
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  11. Boycie
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    Nice tip, thanks Spark :tune
     
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