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Old 01-31-2005, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Registry Tweak??? (Prevent Wireless AP Detection)

I was wondering if there was a registry tweak/hack that can done in which prevents windows XP Pro from detecting any available wireless access points in the area??? I was thinking about "Wireless Zero Config" service and disabling that but i doubt that will do it. Many users in the building are not loyal to company policy and may piggy back on random networks around the area. Being that we have a Wired Network and some of our new laptops have wireless adapaters preinstalled this poses a problem.
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If you don't want anyone on your network, just make it secure with WEP encryption and no one will get on, disable your SSID too.You should be fine.
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No No, we have a WIRED network. The problem is having people in the building jump on external unprotected wireless networks in the area. As i said, some of the new laptops have wireless cards preinstalled. This allows them to jump on any open/unprotected wireless network. I want to mod the registry so windows does not display that there are AVAILBLE wireless networks when they are in range.
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OK. This will stop all notifications:

Disable All Notifications

This should do it.
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I don't want to disable all notifications. Only that specific one. Can you give me the registry strings so I can browse myself or foward me the link to the regedits page. I can't go to the regedits page because the page requests authorization.
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