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Windows 7: Can't modify or reorder wireless network

19 Jun 2012   #1

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Can't modify or reorder wireless network

In the Manage Wireless Networks window I have three wireless networks.
Two of these networks are workplace networks (let's call them Work1 and Work2, the the other is my home network (Home1).

The Work1 network is grouped under Networks you can view, while Work2 and Home1 are grouped under Networks you can view, modify, and reorder. All three of them are set to automatically connect.


When I get to work and turn on my laptop it automatically connects to Work1 by default, but I actually want it to connect to Work2. I can manually disconnect from Work1 and connect to Work2, but I'd much prefer it to just automatically connect to Work2 by default.

The problem is, I can't modify or reorder Work1; I can't even remove it.

If I view its Properties, I see a message saying "These settings are managed by your system administrator." and all options are greyed out.

I have system admin rights on my laptop, and I have spoken with the system administrator at work, but we have no idea why this is or how to solve it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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20 Jun 2012   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dingeling View Post
In the Manage Wireless Networks window I have three wireless networks.
Two of these networks are workplace networks (let's call them Work1 and Work2, the the other is my home network (Home1).

The Work1 network is grouped under Networks you can view, while Work2 and Home1 are grouped under Networks you can view, modify, and reorder. All three of them are set to automatically connect.


When I get to work and turn on my laptop it automatically connects to Work1 by default, but I actually want it to connect to Work2. I can manually disconnect from Work1 and connect to Work2, but I'd much prefer it to just automatically connect to Work2 by default.

The problem is, I can't modify or reorder Work1; I can't even remove it.

If I view its Properties, I see a message saying "These settings are managed by your system administrator." and all options are greyed out.

I have system admin rights on my laptop, and I have spoken with the system administrator at work, but we have no idea why this is or how to solve it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Normally it means that the wireless settings for that particular connection has been locked down by the system Admin in the Group Policy Editor.
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