Windows Thread, Wireless off when network cable plugged in in Technical; Hi all. i will try to explain this to the best i can.
we are currently using laptop in the ...
1st November 2011, 11:33 AM #1
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.
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1st November 2011, 01:43 PM #2
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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.
1st November 2011, 03:15 PM #3
These are stone laptops. My old acer laptop had a setting though epower that could do that.
1st November 2011, 03:23 PM #4
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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.
1st November 2011, 03:46 PM #5
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...
1st November 2011, 03:50 PM #6
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..
1st November 2011, 09:33 PM #7
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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