Wireless network hardware switch off by default
Issue: NEC Versa P550 (old laptop!) being recommissioned as a spare, with Intel mini-PCIcard PRO/Wirelss 2200BG, op sys XP Professional. When powered up and logged in, wireless hardware switch is off by default. No physical switch. Have to use Fn+F2. Would like wireless hardware switch on by default.
Have tried: BIOS update and Intel PRO update from NEC, and extensive internet search for this issue. All documentation says use the hardware switch!
Nothing in BIOS that automatically enables wireless card to be on, unless I can see anything.
Am I stuck with putting a sticker on for teachers saying please hold down Fn and press F2 to connect to wireless? This may cause issues with the running of the login script anyway if the wireless isn't on in time.