Windows wireless configuruation script

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Can anyone point me to a sample script or script template for configuring wireless connection settings (SSID, Authentication, Encryption, Network Key) on Windows XP clients using Wireless Zero Configuration? Preferably one that does not require a Active Directory Group Policy Object to deploy, as I am in a non-AD environment. --
ASKED: November 15, 2007  5:31 PM
UPDATED: July 28, 2010  2:33 PM

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Hi Teekaybee I have tried what you are trying to do for ages. The closest I got was being able to switch the connection to a specific IP address using NETSH but as for SSID and the other security protocols it is not possible native to windows. I have seen some 3rd party tools but they did not work for me.

Your best bet is to create a mac address database and assign clients ip’s based on that via your router.That way your clients can be autoconfigured and your network is closed to non-company machines.

Let me know if you want more information on that.

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  • Suzuhara
    Hi, At first, KarlG's solution sounds like a good idea but when you get to think about it, you realise that you should never use it. Mac addresses can be so easily faked and you can sniff an unencrypted wireless network so easily that anyone with a computer could connect to your network. MAC addresses should never be used for security, they could be used to determine which ssid they belong to (considering your access-point supports multiple ssid and vlans) but NEVER use it to prevent people from connecting to your network by itself as that can be circumvented in less than 10 seconds by people with little to no knowledge. as for the original question, I still haven't found that answer myself, we are still rolling out ssid by re-imaging the computers (when there are a lot) which is not convenient at all or just manually giving them.
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  • Danieldainty
    Better late than never, eh? http://innovit-education.co.uk/blogs/daniel-dainty/116-scripting-windows-xp-wireless-configuration
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