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Control how Intel® PROSet/Wireless displays information on Windows XP*

If you are using Intel® PROSet/Wireless to manage your Wi-Fi adapter, you can control how it behaves and displays information.

Access the Application Settings Window:

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Intel® PROSet Wireless > Wi-Fi Connection Utility.
  2. Click Tools > Application Settings.

    Connection Utility

Taskbar

Show icon on the taskbar
When this option is selected, an icon that displays the current status of your Wi-Fi connection will be displayed in the Windows* taskbar notification area.

Notifications

Show Alert Notifications
When this option is selected, Wi-Fi desktop alerts that are of high importance and require your action will be displayed next to the taskbar icon. You can then select one of the following options.

  • Show Information Notifications: This is the default option. If selected, all informational desktop alerts will be displayed next to the taskbar status icon; these alerts include when available Wi-Fi networks are within range and when a Wi-Fi connection has been made or has been lost.
  • Show a list of available networks when not connected: If selected, you will be notified of available Wi-Fi networks when the wireless adapter is not connected, even though desktop alerts are disabled.

Notify when another application uses the Wi-Fi adapter:

When this option is selected, a message is displayed when other applications are trying to manage your Wi-Fi adapter. This is helpful if you use software provided by a hotspot location (coffee shop, airport terminal). To take advantage of the Intel PROSet/Wireless features, disable this software when you leave the hotspot.

Enable TLS rejected certificates notification:

When this option is selected, you will be issued a warning issued when a PEAP-TLS certificate is rejected by the authentication server.

Auto Connect
You can select one of the following connection options:

  • Connect to available network using profiles only: This is the default option. If selected, the Wi-Fi adapter will only be automatically connected to an available network with a matching profile from the profiles list. If no matching profile is found, you will be notified and the Wi-Fi device will remain disconnected until a matching profile is found or until you configure a new matching profile.
  • Connect to any available network if no matching profile is found: If selected, the Wi-Fi adapter will automatically be connected to any open, unsecured Wi-Fi network, even if it does not have a matching profile.
    Note Open networks do not have security. You would need to provide your own security for this Wi-Fi connection; one example is by using virtual private networking (VPN) software.
  • Connect to any network based on profiles only (Cisco* mode): If selected, the Wi-Fi adapter will attempt to try every profile in preferred order. This signifies that you are in the vicinity of an access point which has more than one SSID but only advertises one.
  • Do not automatically connect, user will manually connect: If selected, you will need to manually connect to a profile. An automatic connection to available profiles will not be attempted. This setting is applicable only to user session connections. Automatic connection to IT profiles before and during user login will occur.

Manage Exclusions

Enable automatic exclude list feature:
Select to enable the automatic exclude list feature. When a network or access point presents possible rogue behavior, the network or access point is automatically excluded from automatic connection.

Enable manual exclude list feature:
Select to enable the manual exclude list feature. This feature provides a way to exclude networks from automatic connection.

Wi-Fi Networks List

Show column sort headers:
Select to display the column headers on the Wi-Fi networks list.

Shared Folder Notification
Select to receive notification when connected to a Wi-Fi local area network (LAN) with shared folders if the Windows* firewall is disabled; or, you have file and printer sharing enabled as an exception to the Windows firewall settings.

Unshare shared folders automatically when connected to an unsecured network:
Select to automatically unshare folders for the duration of a connection to an unsecured network.

Disable this notification:
Select to maintain your current shared folder settings each time you connect to an open, unsecured network.

Notify when connected to an unsecured network:
Select to receive notification each time you are connected to an open, unsecured network.

Device to Device (ad hoc) Network Notification
Receive alerts dependent on the following settings when connected to an ad hoc network. You are alerted every two minutes, with a maximum of five alerts.

Notify when no peers have joined the ad hoc network:
Select to receive notification if no peers join the ad hoc network.

Notify when all peers leave the ad hoc network:
Select to receive an alert when all the peers leave the ad hoc network.

Network Name (SSID) Notification
Network name (SSID) alert notice.

Notify when connected to a network with the default SSID name:
Select to receive an alert when connected to a network with the default network name (SSID).

Wi-Fi Settings
This setting controls how Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi Connection Utility behaves and displays information.

Display Wi-Fi scanning when associated:
This setting controls how Intel® PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi Connection Utility behaves and displays information.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Select to enable the Wi-Fi protected setup wizard registrar functionality for this computer.

Enable device registration:
Select to enable the Wi-Fi protected setup wizard registrar functionality for this computer.

Notify when Wi-Fi protected setup access points are within range:
Select if you want to get notified of the Wi-Fi protected setup capable access points within the vicinity of your computer.

Related topics
How to connect to a Wi-Fi network on Microsoft Windows XP*
What does each one of the Wi-Fi taskbar icons on Windows XP mean?

Operating System:

Windows XP *, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
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 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
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 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

Solution ID: CS-025775
Last Modified: 12-Aug-2014
Date Created: 26-Mar-2007
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