[THIN] Re: OT: Disabling wireless NIC when plugged in to your corporate network

  • From: "Roger Riggins" <roger.riggins@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 12:02:18 -0500

I think with a batch file or script you could use:


netsh interface set interface ifname disabled



Roger Riggins   
Network Administrator 
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-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Michael Pardee
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 11:56 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] OT: Disabling wireless NIC when plugged in to your
corporate network


Definitely off topic...

I've searched Google but only found others with the same question - no
good solution.

We are configuring our WindowsXP laptops to do a few things
automatically based on where they are plugged in.  When they are on our
corporte network the firewall is configured a certain way, the proxy is
enabled in IE, etc.  When they are not on our network the firewall gets
locked down, proxy gets disabled, etc.  The last remaining piece to this
is I would like for all other NICs (WiFi, EVDO) to turn off/disable when
the laptop gets plugged in to our LAN.  I cannot find a way to shudown
interfaces via Group Policy. 

Anyone out there already deal with this?  What did you do?

Thanks in advance.


Michael Pardee

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