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PhilC
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12th Nov 07 at 11:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hey!

Having trouble at work.

We can't seem to work out how to connect a wireless laptop to the domain without logging in locally to inititate the wireless connection, then logging out again and going back in as a domain user.

Is there anyway to inititate a wireless connection before logging into a user account?

Thanks,

Phil.

[Edited on 12-11-2007 by PhilC]
PhilC
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13th Nov 07 at 08:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyone?
Aaron
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13th Nov 07 at 09:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are you trying to apply the wireless security settings in Active Directory?
PhilC
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13th Nov 07 at 14:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No...

When the PC/laptop boots up, your are required to log into your user account on the domain.

This isn't currently possible as the wireless connection will only connect with the network once the user has logged in.

So basically, the user can't log in because the laptop is offline, and the laptop can't connect to the network because the user isn't logged in.

The only way we can get this to work is by logging in as a local user, which will allow the wireless connection to activate, then logging off from the local account and joining the domain.
Dan Lewis
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13th Nov 07 at 14:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you log them into the domain first give them back the laptop and it should be able to login even though the wireless isnt active
PhilC
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13th Nov 07 at 14:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Doesn't seem to work...

Error says can't find domain.

Edit: Does work, but doesn't give user access to al permission and shared drives once wireless connection is active, so they still have to log off and back in again.

[Edited on 13-11-2007 by PhilC]
John
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13th Nov 07 at 14:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are you using wireless zero config to control the wireless?

Windows built in wireless tool can connect before logon.

If its a 3rd party tool such as intel proset it can't.

[Edited on 13-11-2007 by John]
PhilC
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13th Nov 07 at 14:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's wireless zero
John
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13th Nov 07 at 14:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hmm should be able to connect before logon with that.
PhilC
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13th Nov 07 at 15:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by PhilC
Doesn't seem to work...

Error says can't find domain.

Edit: Does work, but doesn't give user access to al permission and shared drives once wireless connection is active, so they still have to log off and back in again.

[Edited on 13-11-2007 by PhilC]
Richie
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13th Nov 07 at 15:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Update to latest driver and make sure the 3rd party utility is set to let Windows manage wireless connections.
Robbo
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13th Nov 07 at 15:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My work laptop has that wireless zero thing, very handy!
pow
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13th Nov 07 at 15:39   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are you sure it doesnt connect? give it a minute before you log in
John
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13th Nov 07 at 15:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wireless zero is the built in windows util
Aaron
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13th Nov 07 at 15:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How come i dont have Wireless Zero on mine then John?!?

Does it matter that i'm running Windows 95?

Joke

and not a funny one
John
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13th Nov 07 at 15:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Does wireless even work in 95

I have an original 95 disc somewhere, the only one I have.
Aaron
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13th Nov 07 at 16:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I think the concept of wireless came in while 98 was still doing the rounds tbh
Ian
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13th Nov 07 at 18:32   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Try Control Panel, Admin Tools, Services, Wireless Zero, Log On and make sure it's using the Local System account.


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