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    Wireless off when network cable plugged in

    Hi all. i will try to explain this to the best i can.

    we are currently using laptop in the classroom. But insted of using wireless we are plugging them in to a switch. (32 laptop via a wireless ap is just too slow with all the Controlled Assessments going on currently here. (all 3 it rooms are busy all lessons nearly))

    Is there a script or something we could do to turn the wireless off? We are having issues with our routing table as its hitting the limit.

    Cheers Karl

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    May or may not be a help, but we have some HP Compaqs and such a setting is in the BIOS. This may be specific to HP brand laptops though.

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    These are stone laptops. My old acer laptop had a setting though epower that could do that.

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    How Can I Tell If a Wireless Network Adapter is Connected to the Network? - Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    Maybe a start looks like some form of script will be required to check the state of the wired card and disable the wireless though tbh.

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    Is there a keyboard combo that switches the wireless no/off such as Fn/F2?

    If so you could probably use a script tool like AutoIt or similar to send the key strokes...

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    There are commercial products to do exactly what you want -Wireless AutoSwitch - BridgeChecker and probably a load more..

    Cheaper to disable the wireless device though..

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    Most newer laptops/netbooks have a wireless hotkey so you can toggle wireless on/off.

    Older laptops/netbooks have a physical switch on the side you can use.

    As far as I am aware, I don't think you can disable devices via MMC > Device Manager remotely, even on Windows 7.

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