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Windows 7: When computer starts wifi starts automatically?

13 Aug 2010   #1

Windows Ultimate 7 64bit
 
 
When computer starts wifi starts automatically?

Hello

I bougth new Notebook Acer 5741G which has Windows 7 X64.
When I start computer it always starts up automatically WiFi adaptor.

Do you think is it possible to disable that function?
I have tried to do that in many ways but I cant.

Thank you in advance

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13 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fett400 View Post
Hello

I bougth new Notebook Acer 5741G which has Windows 7 X64.
When I start computer it always starts up automatically WiFi adaptor.

Do you think is it possible to disable that function?
I have tried to do that in many ways but I cant.

Thank you in advance
don't you have a WiFi button on your laptop to disable WiFi?
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13 Aug 2010   #3

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

same here with my gateway nv7923u.

we have to use the touchpoint on the top of keyboard to turn off.
I have the wifi adapter disabled on my Windows 7 machine but my vista rig m-6881 there is a swtch on the side.
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13 Aug 2010   #4

Windows Ultimate 7 64bit
 
 

No. In this notebook there isnt WiFi button, it starts when you press Fn+F3, actually the menu comes and then you turn on or off by use of command. So if there isnt a button it is not possible to disable?


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13 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Go into the network and sharing centre then change adaptor settings right click the wireless adaptor and choose disable. this should stiop it - just remember you did it if you ever need to use it
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13 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fett400 View Post
Hello

I bougth new Notebook Acer 5741G which has Windows 7 X64.
When I start computer it always starts up automatically WiFi adaptor.

Do you think is it possible to disable that function?
I have tried to do that in many ways but I cant.

Thank you in advance
Hello fett,
The best way to do this is to go to the Network and Sharing center, look upper left and click on "Manage Wireless Networks" click on the wireless network connection you want to keep from connecting automatically and uncheck the box to connect automatically like the picture below shows. Hope this helps.


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13 Aug 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fett400 View Post
Hello

I bougth new Notebook Acer 5741G which has Windows 7 X64.
When I start computer it always starts up automatically WiFi adaptor.

Do you think is it possible to disable that function?
I have tried to do that in many ways but I cant.

Thank you in advance
Hello fett,
The best way to do this is to go to the Network and Sharing center, look upper left and click on "Manage Wireless Networks" click on the wireless network connection you want to keep from connecting automatically and uncheck the box to connect automatically like the picture below shows. Hope this helps.
That will only keep it from connecting to a hotspot automatically. If I understand the OP correctly, he doesn't want the wifi adapter to activate at all unless he wants it activated.

When you use the FN+F3 combo to bring up the control and turn off the wifi adapter, are you saying that it is automatically turned back on when rebooted?

Have you checked in the BIOS to see if there is an option there to turn off the wifi by default?

Although it isn't the most desirable way to do it, you may have to go with the suggestions to disable the wifi adapter in the Network and Sharing center.
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14 Aug 2010   #8

Windows Ultimate 7 64bit
 
 

Yes, I meant that I will prevent to start up it automatically when I restart computer. Anyway it seems that it is impossible or something like that, because I use wifi and I dont need to dissable and enable every time.
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