Creating a secure 802.1x wireless infrastructure using Microsoft Windows

My name is Prachand and I am an SE on the Platforms Networking Team. My intent of this post is for it to be a quick reference guide for setting up secure wireless networking using Microsoft products. It describes how to create an infrastructure for authentication, authorization, and accounting for wireless connections using Microsoft RADIUS… Read more

A word on disabling a wireless connection when also connected to a physical network

We get questions from customers asking how they can disable a wireless connection when they are connected to a physical network. There can be various reasons for wanting to do this but they are often misguided. First let me say – Windows does not currently have the ability to disable a Wireless connection when connected… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of March 20 – March 26

I have two new networking-related articles to share with you this time around: 2445570 Slow response working with WebDAV resources on Windows Vista or Windows 7 2496820 Applications that use the Virtual Wi-Fi technology do not work after you restart a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 – Mike Platts… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of October 31 – November 6

It’s been another relatively quiet week with regard to new article creation – I have just two to share again: 2461645 Mounted folders disappear in shared folders after navigating to them in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 2403152 After setup completes there are no wireless networks available in… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of October 10 – October 16

The drought appears to be over! I have quite a number of new networking-related articles to share with you this week: 2248145 IPsec connection in the IKEv1 tunnel mode fails from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 2353808 The WINS replication operation fails on a failover cluster node that… Read more

The July, 2010 Cable Guy article: Connecting to Wireless Networks with Windows 7

Joe Davies has posted over at the WSiX Network Connection blog that the latest Cable Guy article is available now. The Cable Guy discusses the ways you can connect to wireless networks in Windows 7 and also how to configure and manage wireless network profiles. Be sure to check it out! http://blogs.technet.com/b/wsnetdoc/archive/2010/07/12/connecting-to-wireless-networks-with-windows-7-the-cable-guy-article-for-july-2010.aspx – Mike Platts… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the weeks of December 13 – December 19 and December 20 – December 26

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Here are the latest networking-related Knowledge Base articles published in the past 2 weeks: 961186  NDIS 5.x USB network adapters do not appear in Performance Monitor 961256  The DNS PTR record might be deleted if you change the DNS server order on a Windows 2003 machine 977172 … Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of June 21 – June 26

953730  The netsh command cannot start the PNRP Machine Name Publication Service on a Windows Server 2008-based computer 952899  Event IDs 1018 and 1020 appear in the Application log after you remove the SNMP service on a Windows Server 2008-based computer 953828  The NLB host does not converge as expected on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V… Read more