Solved

How to disable wifi at startup

Posted on 2012-03-20
4
263 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
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?
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:camtz
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Tylerwin earned 500 total points
ID: 37745379
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. :)
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Tymetwister
ID: 37745384
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Tylerwin
ID: 37745435
@Tymetwister Yep, that will work, but some laptops have a touch button and will re-enable at startup ahem*HP*.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:camtz
ID: 37745615
Many thanks
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question