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How to disable wifi at startup

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Hi, I just got a Dell laptop with Win 7 and the wifi connection is activated (turned on) every time I reboot.  I use the Ethernet cable so I would prefer to personally activate the wifi instead.  How do I do that?
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Sure. Go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center and on the left side of that window click Change Adapter Settings then right click your wireless network connection and click disable. If you want it back do the same thing again and enable. Hope that helps. :)
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Many laptops have a physical switch or button somewhere on the outside of it which allows you to turn the WiFi on or off. This way you can turn it off when you're plugged in and just switch it back on if you're mobile, without having to change around network settings.
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@Tymetwister Yep, that will work, but some laptops have a touch button and will re-enable at startup ahem*HP*.
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Many thanks
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