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How TO Setup Wifi Per User in Windows 8 Please Help.

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    How TO Setup Wifi Per User in Windows 8 Please Help.


    Im looking for a way to have wifi access per user for example one user can have access to wifi while another user cant have access. (Currently Using Windows 8)

    In Windows 7 I used this method (Profile types) to allow wifi per user and it works great. How to Enable User-Specific Wireless Networks in Windows 7

    But in Windows 8 I cant seem to set wifi access per user can someone please please help.

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    Same way you do in Windows 7. For some reason there is a bug with Windows 8, that when you setup a network connection. It only makes it available to that one user. You have to go into the registry to fix, so it is available to all.
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    Not a preferred solution, but if you may use the software provided by your network card manufacturer. E.g. for its network hardware Intel provides PROSet/Wireless software that support managing user and networks profiles very easily. You may download it together with the drivers - just select the appropriate package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Same way you do in Windows 7. For some reason there is a bug with Windows 8, that when you setup a network connection. It only makes it available to that one user. You have to go into the registry to fix, so it is available to all.
    I am actually trying to make it for only one user. Right now the internet is connected wireless automatically for alluser.

    How do I make the Wireless Work for one user Only. And the rest Of the users with no wireless. Please help.
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    Not going to happen with the messed up design of Windows 8.x.x. I really do not think that Microsoft's Software engineers even thought of multiple users wanting to use the same wifi on Windows 8, under each account. Now of course with wired network. They must have had amnesia and left that the same as it is in Windows 7.

    See if this works. It is for Vista, but should work for 8. Simple Method to Export Wireless Network Profile ? Windows Vista

    Another guide on how to automate the process. Jim's Technical Blog: Automate Windows Vista/7/8 Wifi Profile Importing using NETSH
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