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Registered: ‎01-12-2017

Windows 7 clients unable to autoconnect to Wireless after disconnecting wired

Hello.  I don't believe this is an Aruba problem, but I'm currently at a loss so I figured I'd ask.

 

We have an SSID setup for corporate windows 7 laptops.  They authenticate using certificate based EAP-TLS.  The settings for the wireless network configuration for each PC is managed by GPO so that client's are unable to change anything.  This also puts the corporate SSID at the top of the preferred list.  When I take a laptop that's on the wired network and unplug it, it should automatically connect to the wireless network.  The laptops wireless adapter is enabled and ready.  For some reason...it is not.  The box is checked in the wireless network configuration to automatically connect if the wireless network is in range.  I'm standing under the actual AP itself (so range is good!).  I'm at a loss for why it doesn't seem to even try to connect.  Has anyone run into this problem?  If I manually click to connect to the SSID, it connects without any problems.  As a side note, if I remove the GPO policy applying the wireless network settings and then manually configure the wireless network settings on a laptop for the specified SSID, when I unplug my wired network, it autoconnects without any issues....

 

Thanks for any help!

MVP
Posts: 978
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: Windows 7 clients unable to autoconnect to Wireless after disconnecting wired

Sounds like something in group policy causing it.

 

Is this enabled?

 

Computer Configuration/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings/Turn off Windows Network Connectivity Status Indicator active tests

 

If so, disable it. 

 

Other than that I'm not sure.

 

 

 

Cheers
James

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Posts: 2,254
Registered: ‎12-03-2013

Re: Windows 7 clients unable to autoconnect to Wireless after disconnecting wired

@duckngooser were you able to check out @jrwhitehead suggestion?

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-12-2017

Re: Windows 7 clients unable to autoconnect to Wireless after disconnecting wired

Afraid not.  We are still investigating.

 

Thanks

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