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Software to prevent Wifi / LAN both on?

I am looking to see if there is any software that will prevent our users being connected to the LAN connection and then making use of Wifi connections and 3G if possible.

We do not want our users being on our LAN and simultanously being connected to an untrusted network. I see this as a security risk as it would allow someone the opportunity to bridge the connections.

Does anyone know of software that can do this?

Cheers

Aidan

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Posted by: jbo0225 13 years ago
Yellow Belt
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The Dell QuickSet utility can help with this, but that could open other cans of worms. I've been going through the same thing, so I ended writing a winbatch script that pretty much handles it. I posted in their forum here for the community to pick through. I think Toshiba had an app that does it as well, but I can't recall. Other than that, it's really up to the software drivers you have. From what I hear, this is a native option in Vista.

Regards

Josh
Posted by: aidanbree 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Hi Josh,

We use HP kit and some of the devices do not have this support for switching at the BIOS level. I took a quick look at your code but unfortuntley it is beyond me.

I had thought that there must be an easy off the shelf software solution....

Cheers

Aidan
Posted by: jbo0225 13 years ago
Yellow Belt
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Aidan,

The code is mostly standard COM/WMI stuff. If you have VBScripters or any other Win32 programmers around, they might be able to take the idea and cook up something for you.

Josh
Posted by: tjhall 13 years ago
Yellow Belt
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There is a Utility used on IBM/Lenovo laptops called ThinkVantage Access Connections. This utility allows the user (even non-Admin users) to create Location Profiles. There is also an option to turn on automatic location switching. When the LAN connection is in use the Wi-Fi is disabled and if LAN connection is lost then Wi-Fi becomes enabled and begins searching based on Location Profile priority. I honestly have not tried using this on non IBM/Lenovo devices but it may be the answer your looking for. It can be found at: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4ZLNJB.html
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