Firewall and Connections Question


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Guest

I have a laptop which has a wireless card, I would like to enable the
firewall on the wireless interface ONLY. Group Policy allows you to turn the
Firewall on when connected to a LAN or not. If I set this to enable when not
connected to the LAN all is well. The problem is that when I connect back to
the LAN the firewall disables and the Wireless interface is still active and
NOT firewalled, I need a way to either firewall this interface at ALL times,
or disable wireless when a LAN connection is made. I know this can be done
manually but I need a way of doing it via GPO/Scripting as I have
international users across all continents looking to use WiFi.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
 
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Steven L Umbach

You might also want to post in the wireless newsgroup. Offhand I don't know
how to do exactly what you want but you could configure the domain profile
to also enable the Windows Firewall with only the exceptions needed for
domain functionality which may be only file and print sharing and remote
administration exception for only IPs of the domain workstations used by
administrators to manage domain computers. --- Steve
 
G

Guest

Many thanks Steven, a useful suggestion, however we run a very diverse
operation and have multiple overseas sites, I am not aware of everything that
is running at each of our locations and wouldn't want an application to be
hindered by the Firewall if we enabled for the domain.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

In
Remy said:
I have a laptop which has a wireless card, I would like to enable the
firewall on the wireless interface ONLY. Group Policy allows you to
turn the Firewall on when connected to a LAN or not. If I set this to
enable when not connected to the LAN all is well. The problem is that
when I connect back to the LAN the firewall disables and the Wireless
interface is still active and NOT firewalled, I need a way to either
firewall this interface at ALL times, or disable wireless when a LAN
connection is made. I know this can be done manually but I need a way
of doing it via GPO/Scripting as I have international users across
all continents looking to use WiFi.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Why not leave the firewall enabled at all times, for all interfaces?
 
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Guest

I need to secure the Wireless interface and deploy this (inc Firewall
settings, Internet access filtering and a host of other entities) by mid
February. I don't have the time to investigate a corporate-wide Firewall
policy for our global organisation. I also really don't want to take
responsibility for that either ;o)
 

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