How to setup Vista so it only connects manually added wireless LAN

Posted: 04-07-2008, 03:26 PM
How do I setup Vista so it only connects to ONE manually added Wireless LAN
network?

There's a lot of pages about using the setting "Automatically connect to
non-preferred networks" to disable Vista's ability to roam to others but I
don't want them in the list to start with, so they can never be selected. I
don't want to ever aquire any new networks unless manually added. I'm looking
for a one-off solution that requires no policing. If the network isn't
present then there's no connection.

Incidently the setting "Automatically connect to non-preferred networks"
doesn't seem to be present in Windows Vista home premium, is it hidden or
does it have an equivalent? Its setting of "Connect to a more preferred
network if available" just controls automatic switching and not their
availability in the first place.

This thread (
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...=en-us&m=1&p=1 )
is the most similar I've found on this group but the solution for me isn't
valid.

How to setup Vista so it only connects manually added wireless LAN


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RE: How to setup Vista so it only connects manually added wireless LAN
Posted: 04-08-2008, 08:09 PM
I should have phrased that slightly differently and said

How do I setup Vista so it only connects to ONE manually added Wireless LAN,
and not aquire or use any other networks.

"Pete" wrote:
> How do I setup Vista so it only connects to ONE manually added Wireless LAN
> network?
>
> There's a lot of pages about using the setting "Automatically connect to
> non-preferred networks" to disable Vista's ability to roam to others but I
> don't want them in the list to start with, so they can never be selected. I
> don't want to ever aquire any new networks unless manually added. I'm looking
> for a one-off solution that requires no policing. If the network isn't
> present then there's no connection.
>
> Incidently the setting "Automatically connect to non-preferred networks"
> doesn't seem to be present in Windows Vista home premium, is it hidden or
> does it have an equivalent? Its setting of "Connect to a more preferred
> network if available" just controls automatic switching and not their
> availability in the first place.
>
> This thread (
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...=en-us&m=1&p=1 )
> is the most similar I've found on this group but the solution for me isn't
> valid.
 
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