Is there a way to manage the properties of the WiFi network adapter through KACE?  Our laptops are mostly defaulting to 2.4ghz which is overcrowded, so on the WiFi network Adapter (Intel N6205) I need to change the settings under Properties > Advanced (tab) > Preferred Band > Value to 3. Prefer 5.2Ghz Band (currently set to 1. No Preference).  Need to push this to all laptops, most likely requiring a script for each type of WiFi NIC.  Systems are running W7 and KACE is v5.4.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  • Have you been able to locate the .conf file for the card you are referring to?
  • I suspect you might be able to do this via WMI calls:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394216%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

    There's also this:

    http://theroadtodelphi.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/all-about-wifi-networks-and-wifi-adapters-using-the-wmi-and-delphi/

    which is in Delphi but anyone with a modicum of scripting knowledge should be able to adapt it to pretty much anything else. The only worrying thing about it is that a search for '
    WiFi_AdapterVersion' on MSDN turned up 0 results!! A good WMI object browser will help out in that direction (MS has a free one for download)

    Good luck!
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see this article

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3d0818b5-ee95-4ac3-a1f9-d9b7ecab116e/device-manager-wireless-adapter-change-adapter-advanced-settings-with-gpp-registryscript-or?forum=winserverGP

Answered 12/18/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Thanks for the quick response!
    • you should be able to do this with scripts on the k1000, verify a keyset exists for that type of nic and if ok enforce registry settings. You probably will need a kscript for each different instance of nic type
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