Re: how to block access to ad-hoc networks?
Dear Mr. Cross,
Forgive me for complaining, but this is only marginally helpful. In XP
there was a simple set of radio buttons, to select "ad-hoc only",
"infrastructure only", or "don't care". I'm sure this command line utiity
works, but it is a step backward from the simple interface under XP. Is that
totally gone now?
"Eric Cross [MVP]" wrote:
> Hello Gregg,
> If you haven't already, try using the netsh command for wireless networks.
> For more details, please see:
> Eric Cross
> Microsoft MVP (Windows Networking)
> "Gregg Shepherd" <GreggShepherd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hi! We have a school situation where students take their laptops home,
> > and
> > participate in peer-to-peer networking, mostly for games. When they come
> > back, the network is littered with ad-hoc network advertizing. This
> > disrupts
> > wireless operations. On XP it was possible to right-click on the wireless
> > goodjie on the taskbar, and go into advanced properties, and tell the
> > computer to ignore ad-hoc networks, accepting only WAPs.
> > I can't find this setting in Vista. I'm sure it's somewhere, but Vista
> > has
> > moved eveything around and I get lost. Nothing comes up in the help, or
> > on
> > the Windows Vista KB.
> > Can someone tell me how to get to where I can change this setting in
> > Vista?
> > Thanks
> > Gregg