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WIFI Autoconfiguration CD


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I am sure many of you like myself have very long WPA keys. Hooking up other people with access to your wireless network can be a bit of a hassle.

Or how about when you get enlisted by your non-techy friends to set up a secure wireless network? This is a slight problem because after you set that 63char key and putting in a text file for them with a readme explaining how they would go about setting up a new computer to access the network can be a bit difficult. And then you get the call 4 weeks later because they can not figure out how to type out that password. (yeah they seem to not know about copy and paste)

There has to be a more friendly way to do this right? Yes there is, but in windows out of the box you can only do it with flash drives and it is all a bit tricky. You don't want to have a flash drive with your key sitting around, and locking up a flash drive that is only 0.00001% used up just seems like a waste.

So for the Vista users out there I have whipped together a couple windows batch scripts and an autorun.inf file to make your life easy. The batch scripts use the fun that is

netsh wlan

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  1. Download the zip
  2. Extract the files
  3. run wireless_export
  4. type the name of the wireless network configuration you are exporting
  5. burn all files to disc
  6. ta-da now you have a cd that will auto configure a vista machine for a WIFI network on insertion

you can get the zip from my site: here

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