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Blocking external Wireless adapter


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Hi,

How can we block external Wireless USB adapter for desktops?  Since it is being detected as a network adapter, desktop users are able to connect them even if we block all devices.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Justin said:

How can we block external Wireless USB adapter for desktops?  Since it is being detected as a network adapter, desktop users are able to connect them even if we block all devices.

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/limit-internet-access-through-wireless-access-55375.html

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Why is this link being shared. It is obvious that i'm referring to ESET device control. We are in a business environment and that's the reason i'm creating it in Endpoint forum.

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40 minutes ago, Justin said:

It is obvious that i'm referring to ESET device control.

Based on what is posted in this Eset KB article: https://support.eset.com/kb2513/?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US , you can't do so. It only supports USB storage devices. Nor is a USB wireless adapter considered a modem which it does support. 

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8 minutes ago, itman said:

Based on what is posted in this Eset KB article: https://support.eset.com/kb2513/?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US , you can't do so. It only supports USB storage devices. Nor is a USB wireless adapter considered a modem which it does support. 

Ok thanks

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I also really don't understand what the problem is.

If the Eset firewall is properly configured, desktop users can only connect to previously defined internal network devices. Desktop users should not be able to wireless connect to devices external to the internal network defined to Eset.

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Currently it is not possible to block USB network adapters via Device Control. In case a network adapter was connected through an internal USB port, it would block Internet connection. If internal USB ports can be distinguished from external ports in the future, it could be possible.

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