Does anywone have tips that can help with GPO processing and wireless computers?

I have a few MSIs assigned via the Computer Segment of a GPO. The problem I have is that the Computer half of the GPO does not process at startup. This is because the WLAN doesn't connect until the users logs on. The issue is related to the timing of the wireless card, I just can't make the card connect earlier.

It does process the policy at refresh time. So, the only issue is that the Assigned Software doesn't install at boot.
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I've had this issue before at a company I used to work with. Their networking team was able to make the wireless card connect via a different method and the computer policy was successfully processed.

Involve the networking team, and together you may be able to solve it.
Answered 03/07/2006 by: brenthunter2005
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ORIGINAL: brenthunter2005


Involve the networking team, and together you may be able to solve it.


Thanks so much for that advice, according to the company web site, tylan IS the network guy [:D]
Answered 03/07/2006 by: revizor
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I really thought that was a lame answer from brenthunter2005, but I didn't have the heart to say it. Maybe B Hunter should tell his networking team that they need to post an answer for him! I still appreciate his efforts.[:D]

To give even more info... The issue is directly connected to the Intel 2200BG network adapter in the laptops. I'm using the dell 9.0.2.1 driver, which doesn't support the 'persistent connection' feature when you are using EAP-Fast. The persistent feature starts the network prior to logon. It supports a persistent connection with LEAP and PEAP, but not with EAP-Fast. I ended up hanging up an a 'tech' from Dell because she kept telling me that the 2200BG doesn't work with cisco routers. Stupid Idiot. I couldn't make her understand that it worked, just that the check box for persistent connection was grayed out. Gold Support - - Yeah Right.

Anyway, v10.0 of the driver from Intel has the features I need but it doesn't work correctly. I guess that's why intel's web site says to use your OEM driver not their generic one.

In conclusion, since this is a GPO forum I was looking for a GPO related answer. Maybe something about changing / delaying the processing or enabling a certain option in the GPO.

Revizor's comments are right - - EVEN IF I WASN'T a network guy. Forums are designed for self help & networking with people who have the right answer. Telling someone to "farm out" their problem is hardly advice, and it really goes against the purpose of forums.
Answered 03/08/2006 by: tylan
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I'll keep my mouth shut next time. [:D]
Answered 03/08/2006 by: brenthunter2005
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