Disabling Wireless NIC when Wired NIC is being used ?

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Mar 31st, 2009

Hi all,

I understand that Cisco Secure services client has this feature.

However I need competitor info about this ?

I know that Juniper Odyssey also does this.. but howabout Checkpoint or Websense Endpoint Clients ? Anyone has any document or info ?

Thanks in advance.

I have this problem too.
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Leo Laohoo Tue, 03/31/2009 - 15:43

I do recall that some PC/Laptop manufacturer have "NIC Switching" disabled by default on the BIOS. You may want to check this out.

George Stefanick Wed, 04/15/2009 - 21:45

Here is more info:

Juniper Client -- Its called wireless suppression

Intel ProSet --- I forget what its called off the top of my head but its in the advance set. Its free ....

dumlutimuralp Wed, 04/15/2009 - 21:48

I have also found out that Checkpoint Endpoint Security client also does this.

Thanks a lot.

huangedmc Mon, 04/27/2009 - 09:00

Unfortunately we don't use any third party supplicants except Intel PROSet.

Someone had mentioned this can be done via PROSet...I upgraded my version to the latest (12.4) but didn't see that option anywhere.

Could someone please confirm it's indeed available within Intel PROSet, and if so, how do I enable the feature that can disable wireless when docked or connected via wired?

George Stefanick Mon, 04/27/2009 - 14:38

In Intel PROSet

Click Tools-->Admin Tools--> Adapter Switching.

See screen shot attached

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huangedmc Tue, 04/28/2009 - 03:23

Thanks for the screenshot and path to the feature.

Under Tools I don't see "Admin Tools" even though I'd installed the "Administrator Toolkit" for PROSet.

I'll re-install PROSet to see if I can get it to show.



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