We have a setup with one of our customers that has two wireless networks. One is a wireless network that employees connect to that is on the domain. The second wireless network is a free standing router that is used for free access for customers at the site. The free standing router is setup with a Static IP from a block of IP addresses that is completely off the domain.
We have a webfilter that restricts access to everyone but a specific set of users. The free wireless network is nonfiltered for customer use. What we believe is happening is that the employees are switching to the free wireless to check filtered websites, but by doing so, they are off the domain network and the network specific application no longer functions. Obviously switching back fixes it, but the employees apparently do not know how to switch back and it is causing a headache from an administrative standpoint.
My question is, how can I configure the user accounts within Windows to only connect to one specific wireless network? I looked at the wireless router and their is mac filtering to block the devices. The only way to block is via IP, but since it's a different network completely, it won't work.
Any ideas? Thank you kindly.
Best Answer +BudMan , 05 November 2013 - 14:08
You can block access to specific SSID via setting on the OS with netsh, I assume you are windows 7 at work? This can also be done via a group policy.
Here in example I blocked testssid
This should prevent your users from switching over to this network. Go to the full post