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When I'm connected to a Domain and wired lan is connected, wireless connections disappears. Wireless Connection in Networks devices is not greyed out.

I have tried running" wmic nic where NetEnabled=False set NetEnabled=True" it doesn't show any error, but NetEnabled is not updated.

If I remove my computer from the domain this behavior will stop and I will be able to connect to wireless and wired at the same time.

Edit: I'm asking a technical question and I'm expecting a technical answer, keep your thoughts for yourself.

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Have you spoken to your domain's administrator about it? If they've actively implemented this and you're trying to circumvent it, you may be asking for trouble. ;) –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 20 '13 at 16:21

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There may be a group policy or BIOS configuration set to disable the Wi-Fi adapter whenever the system is connected to an Ethernet network. This is a security configuration which should not be tampered with if you do not own the system.

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No BIOS configuration, only change if is in a domain. And no GP exists for this. So some script should be running when an event is raised. –  shinji14 Aug 20 '13 at 16:32
    
@Vanilla - How do you know no group policy exists to disable the wireless adapater while connected to the domain? –  Ramhound Aug 20 '13 at 16:41
    
@Vanilla Group Policy can apply changes directly to the Registry. The Registry keys which would apply this sort of configuration are notoriously undocumented and vendor-specific but, in a relatively homogenous environment, still fairly trivial to discover and set company-wide. –  Iszi Aug 20 '13 at 17:01
    
I checked with gpmc.msc and rsop.msc to see what policies are being applied, and I didn't found anything related to wireless. I also tried to check what registry entries are being updated when I unplug&plug the network cable and also didn't find anything related to wireless. I'm missing something but I don't know where else to look. –  shinji14 Aug 20 '13 at 17:13

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