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By Design By Microsoft Moron

June 7th, 2004 · No Comments

According to Microsoft, this is by design by morons:

When your Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) client computer is in the proximity of two wireless access points, and one of the access points is broadcasting its Service Set Identifier (SSID) but the other is not, your computer always connects to the access point that is broadcasting its SSID. This occurs regardless of the preference order of the networks that are configured on the Preferred Networks list.

Additionally, when your computer is connected to an access point that is not broadcasting its SSID, and another access point that is broadcasting its SSID is enabled nearby, your computer automatically connects to the access point that is broadcasting its SSID.

I see no reason why this would be by design other than the fact that they don't want to admit that it is a bug. When I set my preferred wireless network order I expect Windows XP to adhere to that not select some other network just because its broadcasting its SSID.

They call this Wireless Zero Configuration. Go grab a clue.

Category: Windows XP


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