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connect to the wireless before logging in

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  • Hello

    How am I able to be connected to wireless while not being logged into the computer.

    I need the wireless to be connected because i need to log on to the domain .

    I Have Windows XP and I would appreciate if someone can help me

    Thanks

    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:35 AM

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  • Hey guys thank for the help i solve the problem.

     i guess it the problem was with my network .

    because when i move my wireless router to another land line it log on with no problem.

    now i know that

    my network line is the problem.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 2:32 AM

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  • Hi,

    Try downloading and installing the latest driver and software package from wireless card OEM. During the installation, you will get an option to allow the wireless to connect before logon, called something like "Pre-logon Connect (PLC)".

    You could also try the Driver Update Utility to find the right driver and software or search for the driver/software on your computer manufacturer's website.

    Note - You have to fully uninstall the driver, the software and then restart before you are permitted to install with this option selected.



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    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:49 AM
  • hey

    not working

    I have wireless adapter usb

    i really don't know how to do it  i look every where please if can some on help me

    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 8:16 PM
  • Hello

    windows server 2003

    I have wireless adapter usb connect to desktop computer

    How am I able to be connected to wireless while not being logged into the computer.

    I need the wireless to be connected because i need to log on to the domain .

    I Have Windows XP and I would appreciate if someone can help me

    Thanks

    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 8:21 PM
  • Hi,

    Check what is the brand and model of your wireless adapter usb, like intel or link-sys etc.



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    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 4:05 AM
  • You really dont have to worry about this as you can log on with out network connection using the  cached Domain Logon settings Just one thing make it sure that your cached Domain Logon  count in the registry is set to minimum 10.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/172931?wa=wsignin1.0


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    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:35 AM
  • If the wireless connection is configure to use 802.1x, windows wireless client (Wireless Zero Configuration) can connect to that wireless network before user logon. If you have your network setup with WPA-Enterprise or 802.1x, you can make your wireless network connect before logon. Most home/small offices uses non-802.1x compliant WEP or WPA-Personal security; these wireless networks will not be able to connect before user logon.

    To connect 802.1x compliant network --> Go to wireless connection property --> Advanced Settings --> Check "Enable single sign on for this network" --> Radio button "Perform immediately before user logon" --> Click OK twice.

    Note: Windows 8 auto connects configured wireless network before logon which does not apply to your case with Windows XP.


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    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:52 AM
  • Hi,

    You can use this option

    Using  802.1x compliant network --> Go to wireless connection property -> Advanced Settings--> Check "Enable single sign on for this network" -> Radio button "Perform immediately before user logon" --> Then click OK twice. But depends again on your OEM which you have not mentioned.



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    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 7:33 AM
  • Hi regevtal,


    Agree with Syed, with cached domain logon information, we can logon our computer with domain account even when the DC or network connection is unavailable.


    Regarding the issue, does your domain has such network policies as pateljy said? Also, after you logon your computer, will your computer connect to your wireless network automatically? Or, it is required to enter credentials or password.


    Regards.


    Jeremy Wu
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 7:33 AM
  • Hey guys thank for the help i solve the problem.

     i guess it the problem was with my network .

    because when i move my wireless router to another land line it log on with no problem.

    now i know that

    my network line is the problem.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 2:32 AM
  • Hi,


    Glad to hear the good news.


    Cheers!


    Jeremy Wu
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:01 AM