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Configuring a WLAN Connection

2/9/2009

The following procedures show how you can use the System Center Mobile Device Manager Group Policy (GP) extensions to configure a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection to the Internet or to your company network.

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You must turn on the WLAN on the device to apply these policies.

  1. In the Group Policy Management Console, expand Group Policy Objects. Right-click the target GPO and then select Edit.

  2. In the Group Policy Object Editor, expand Computer Configuration/Windows Mobile Settings, right-click Network Connections, and then select New Network Connection.

  3. In the Welcome to the Network Connection Wizard dialog box, choose Next.

  4. In the Connection Type dialog box, choose WLAN (802.11), and then choose Next.

  5. In the 802.11 Wireless Network Connection Settings dialog box, follow these steps:

    1. In the Network Name (SSID) box, type the appropriate network name.
    2. In the Connects to list, select Internet.
    3. If you want to prevent the user from changing these settings, select Do not allow the user to change the connection settings.
    4. Choose Next.
  6. In the 802.11 Wireless Network Security Settings dialog box, in the Authentication Type list, select the authentication type.

  7. Based upon the authentication type you selected in the previous step, do the following:

    If you selected Open authentication or Shared authentication, follow these steps:

    1. In the Encryption Type list, select the encryption type.
    2. If you selected This Key is provided automatically, from the Key Index list, select the key index value.
    3. If you selected Enable network access using 802.1x, in the EAP Type list, select the EAP type.
    4. Choose Next and then go to step 8.

    If you selected WPA authentication, follow these steps:

    1. In the Encryption Type list, select the encryption type.
    2. In the Key Index list, select the key index.
    3. In the EAP Type list, select the EAP type.
    4. Choose Next and then go to step 8.

    If you selected WPA-PSK authentication, follow these steps:

    1. In the Encryption Type list, select the encryption type.
    2. In the Network Key box, type the network key.
      Or, if the network key is provided automatically, select The key is provided automatically. Then, in the Key Index list, select the key index value.
    3. Choose Next.
  8. In the Completing the Network Connection Wizard dialog box, verify that the summary information is correct and then choose Finish.

    You can go back if you want to change the information.

The following procedure assumes that you connect to the network through a proxy server and that you are required to provide a user name and password.

If you are not required to connect through a proxy server, make sure that you clear the Configure how this work connection allows access to the Internet checkbox.

  1. In the Group Policy Management Console, expand Group Policy Objects. Right-click the target GPO, and then choose Edit.

  2. In the Group Policy Object Editor, expand Computer Configuration/Windows Mobile Settings, right-click Network Connections, and then select New Network Connection.

  3. In the Welcome to the Network Connection Wizard dialog box, choose Next.

  4. In the Connection Type dialog box, choose WLAN(802.11), and then choose Next.

  5. In the Connects to list, select Work.

  6. Select Configure how this work connection allows access to the Internet.

  7. If you want to prevent the user from changing these settings, select Do not allow the user to change the connection settings.

  8. Choose Next.

  9. In the 802.11 Wireless Network security Settings dialog box, in the Authentication Type list, select the authentication type.

  10. Based upon the authentication type you selected in the previous step, do the following:

    If you selected Open authentication or Shared authentication, follow these steps:

    1. In the Encryption Type list, select the encryption type.
    2. If you selected This Key is provided automatically, in the Key Index list, select the key index value.
    3. If you selected Enable network access using 802.1X, in the EAP Type list, select the EAP type.
    4. Choose Next and then go to step 11.

    If you selected WPA authentication, follow these steps:

    1. In the Encryption Type list, select the encryption type.
    2. In the Key Index list, select the key index.
    3. In the EAP Type list select the EAP type.
    4. Choose Next and then go to step 11.

    If you selected WPA-PSK authentication, follow these steps:

    1. In the Encryption Type list, select the encryption type.
    2. In the Network Key box, type the network key.
      Or, if the network key is provided automatically, select The key is provided automatically. Then, in the Key Index list, select the key index value.
    3. Choose Next.
  11. In the Proxy Configuration dialog box, select a proxy server from the Existing proxies list. If your proxy server is not listed, follow these steps:

    1. Choose Add.
    2. In the Configure New Proxy dialog box, type the description of the proxy connection in the Description box, and then in the Proxy (Host:Port) box, type the proxy server address and port number.
    3. In the Proxy Type list, select the type of proxy.
  12. In the Proxy Address Type list, select the proxy address type.

  13. If you want to prevent the user from changing these settings, select Do not allow the user to change the proxy settings.

  14. Choose OK.

  15. In the Completing the Network Connection Wizard dialog box, verify that the summary information is correct and then choose Finish.

    You can go back if you want to change the information.

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