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How to disable WLAN access while workstation is connecting using LAN ?

Created: 18 Sep 2012 • Updated: 17 Oct 2012 | 11 comments
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Hi All,

I'm not sure where to ask this in SNAC or in SEP forum, but yes at least I choose to post it here in SNAC anyway :-)

So, how to actually prevent all of my laptop in the company to use their wireless LAN be it onboard or USB WLAN adapter while connecting using LAN cable ?

Where should I configure and how ?

Thanks in advance !

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Joel Bowden's picture

Here is an article It think will help you out:

How to block all Wireless traffic when an Ethernet interface is active using Symantec Endpoint Protection

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104970

"Evil Prospers When Good Men do Nothing"

Symantec Endpoint Protection Documentation

John Santana's picture

Joel, many thanks for the reply so in this case using normal SEP client v 12.1 RU1 MP1 is good enough without the NTP component ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Joel Bowden's picture

John not quite sure what you are asking.  "SEP Client v 12.1 RU1 MP1" are one in the same.  I definitely recommend the NTP component.

"Evil Prospers When Good Men do Nothing"

Symantec Endpoint Protection Documentation

John Santana's picture

My understanding after reading your article is that I do not need to deploy SNAC when in my desktop and laptop group already got NTP enabled.

am I correct ? because my understanding is that when installing SNAC on top of the existing SEP client (same v 12.1) it would require reboot in all of my workstation company wide.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

Joel Bowden's picture

Keep in mind that SNAC and SEP are really used for different reasons though it may have some features that appear to overlap.  Yes the SEP client can be used by creating the Firewall and Device to create these block and it is also used to protect you clients utilizing Insight, SONAR, AV/AS...  SNAC is there to basically check the client at the door to insure it is meething all the requirements you have put in place.  So here you have to make the decision as to what you what to accomplish.  I would never tell you because you are using SEP you don't need SNAC.  That depends on what you are attempting to accomplish on your network.

"Evil Prospers When Good Men do Nothing"

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John Santana's picture

yes you are right Joel.

Many thanks for the assistance.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

Joel Bowden's picture

My pleasure, also here is a link to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Landing Page.  Here you will find documentation such as Implementation Guides, Best Practices, Troubleshooting guides, and Knowledge Base Articles.

SEP 11 / 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=landing&key=54619

SNAC

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=landing&key=52788

"Evil Prospers When Good Men do Nothing"

Symantec Endpoint Protection Documentation

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John Santana's picture

Awesome Joel.

thank you for the information and assistance. I really appreciate your efforts in bringing those resource into one post :-)

Cheers !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

Joel Bowden's picture

Great, glad to have helped.

"Evil Prospers When Good Men do Nothing"

Symantec Endpoint Protection Documentation