Use only preferred wireless router

hansrijf

sh! it stinks
Joined
12 Dec 2005
Messages
277
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
 

fitz

Woah.. I'm still here?
Political Access
Joined
26 Apr 2004
Messages
4,084
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.
 

hansrijf

sh! it stinks
Joined
12 Dec 2005
Messages
277
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
 

Perris Calderon

dealer
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
24 Jan 2002
Messages
12,374
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
you can also load the order of preferances in the general applet moving them up or down accordingly
 

hansrijf

sh! it stinks
Joined
12 Dec 2005
Messages
277
you can also load the order of preferances in the general applet moving them up or down accordingly

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?
 

Perris Calderon

dealer
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
24 Jan 2002
Messages
12,374
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?
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:

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there!

Forum statistics

Threads
61,997
Messages
673,411
Members
5,590
Latest member
AntonioPR