Use only preferred wireless router

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hansrijf, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Hello,

    is there a way to have windows XP/Vista connect to a specified wireless router only? I don't want my kids to connect to our neighbours router when they are upstairs doing "homework" and our own wireless network is on a low signal (concrete ceilings...)

    Thanks

    Hans
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    assuming you are running SP2 on XP, add the network to your preferred networks in the wireless settings.

    Uncheck the option to "automatically connect to non-preferred networks if it is enabled.

    At that point, it will only connect to the preferred network automatically and prompt you (but not connect) if another signal is detected.

    edit: not sure of the settings in Vista.. gotta go look for them.
     
  3. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Thanks

    I have a laptop that runs on Vista Business, can you tell me how to do this on this system as well? My desktop runs on XP SP2 but this is wired
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you can also load the order of preferances in the general applet moving them up or down accordingly
     
  5. hansrijf

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    This is what my wife keeps telling me also (between the sheets) and I do not understand her either..

    can you pls explain yourself a little further Perris?
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    it was easier in xp

    in vista click the network icon in the tray, hit "network and sharing center"

    on the left, "manage wireless networks"

    the applet that opens, right click the networks to manage and hit move up or down
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2007