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wireless connection prelogon

By dmaclaughlin ·
Hi,
I have several xp sp3 laptops mainly dell latitude e550 and i want to use them on our school network for student use, the students authenticate via Active directory but the wireless won't connect unless a user is logged in. we are using wpa2 enterprise with cisco base stations. Is there a way for the machines to be connected to the wireless to allow authentication to the domain

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Have you tried these Cisco config examples?

by robo_dev In reply to wireless connection prelo ...

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008054339e.shtml

What WLAN client adapters are you using?

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GPO

by tmalo627 In reply to wireless connection prelo ...

I would also check your group policy settings for wireless networks to see if there is a setting that can be modified to allow you access.

Or check another policy to allow cached credentials in case a Domain Controller is unavailable. In this case the laptops may have to be plugged in one time to authenticate but then can use their cached credentials to log in after that.

Hope this helps.

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re: GPO & cisco settings

by dmaclaughlin In reply to GPO

i went through the the group policy no available settings to allow connection before log on, also can't used cached credentials as one the limit for cached credentials is 16 and the second is we will have a couple of hundred users using these machines so getting them all to log on to each machine isn't feasible. with the cisco settings we are using a WLAN controller that controls all the access points with PEAP security and windows to control the wireless on the client machines.
thanks for replying though

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by dmaclaughlin In reply to wireless connection prelo ...

Hey i found it,
in IAS remote access loggin tick the three boxes under local profile and also under remote access policies i had added a policy for the Lan controller and within that the windows groups matches added domain users and domain computers. This allows the machines to authenticate to AD via wireless and allow login
thanks for the help

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