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What Are Wi-Fi Profile Exclusions and Why Are They Used?

Profile exclusions

A user can manage profile exclusions with Intel® PROSet/Wireless Network Connection Software Version 10.5.x, and later, on Windows 2000* (not with Intel® PROSet 12.x and later) and Windows XP*. Exclude List Management is available when you either select Manage Exclusions from the Profiles menu or click the Properties button on the Wi-Fi Networks list. You are not automatically connected to a network or an access point (AP), or broadband Wi-Fi router, that is on this list.

Use Exclude List Management to exclude entire Wi-Fi networks by Service Set Identifier (SSID), which is the network name. For networks with more than one AP/router, you may exclude an individual Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID), also commonly referred to as the AP/router radio's MAC address. One may find it particularly useful to exclude neighboring BSSIDs in a home or small-office setting. Such action will prevent you from connecting to someone else's Wi-Fi device.

Displays and options

  • Exclude List Management
    1. Network Name: Name (SSID) of the Wi-Fi network
    2. Radio: Displays the band if there is a DHCP error
    3. MAC Address: The Ethernet MAC address of the device
    4. Reason: Explains why this entry was excluded from automatic connection
    5. Details: Provides specific information on how AP/router was excluded & how to remove it from exclusion.
      Example: User has excluded this network manually.
  • Add: Add a network name (SSID) to the list.
  • Remove: Remove an entry from the list.
    1. a. Select the entry from the list.
    2. b. Click Remove.
    3. c. Verify your request to remove the entry by clicking Yes.
  • Reset list: Removes all of the networks and APs/routers from the Exclude List.
  • Close: Closes page and saves settings.
  • Help?: Provides help information for this page.

Operating System:

Windows 2000*, Windows XP 64-bit Edition*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-025318
Last Modified: 01-Oct-2014
Date Created: 27-Dec-2006
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