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 Post subject: Let Windows manage wireless settings?
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:47 am 
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Hello,

I do not have the specific laptop/wireless hardware available at the moment, so I apologize but, I think the question is still answerable.

I have a client who continues to have wireless issues which brings me to this issue.

Is it better to allow Windows to manage wireless adapter settings, or allow the adapter specific software to manage the wireless settings?

I know the adapter specific software has a fancy interface and all, and looks cool, and the Windows wireless settings are short and simple, but, which is better?

Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Let Windows manage wireless settings?
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:41 am 
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Update driver first, reset router and sometimes make router use a lesser security method (then use MAC Filtering)


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 Post subject: Re: Let Windows manage wireless settings?
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:56 pm 
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I recommend using Windows to manage wireless adapters, it works well and the interface and functionality is then the same for all of the systems you support. Because of that I only install the drivers for a given wireless adapter and avoid any other supplemental or management type software they might include. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Let Windows manage wireless settings?
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:04 pm 
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Thanks Scott.

That sounds like the best answer, and the one I thought was best too.

The other adapter software seems to be interfering, and Windows seems to be fighting for control which seems to make things work for awhile, then they stop.

Thanks also for the suggestion David, but, while MAC filtering is a good idea, my client often has guests and this would be a more tedious method of control than just managing the proper security on the router and the proper wireless settings on the one device that is presenting the issues.


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