Automatically turn off WLAN on Thinkpad T40
Posted on 2007-03-21
Hi, I have an annoying problem that I have encountered before on Thinkpads. When Wireless radio is switched on and the computer is out on the field, login can sometimes take several minutes before the computer "gives up" trying to login via wireless. Turning off or disabling wlan makes the computer able to login directly without the long timeout. I know that pressing fn+f5 at the login prompt enables the user to switch off wireless before attempting to log in but this is an extra step to perform that is easily forgotten. When you switch on the laptop and have 5 minutes available to perform some task this can be extremely annoying.
So, does anyone know how to set wireless to be always off at startup? If someone know of another way to get rid of these login issues that will work as well but I'd rather have a way of turning off the radio. It's totally OK if it's a quick and dirty fix like a bat-script that runs every time the computer is started (or shut down) and turns of the radio.