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Windows 7: Disable Wifi when connect via ethernet in windows 7

25 Feb 2012   #1
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
Disable Wifi when connect via ethernet in windows 7

Every time I connect to my ethernet, windows 7 will NOT disable the wifi. Is it a driver issue or what?


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25 Feb 2012   #2
soadrocksever

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I don't think it's a driver issue, but just how windows works. Every laptop I've had does that.
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25 Feb 2012   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Use the proper key to turn it off. If you have your wireless set to automatically connect, that`s what it`s gonna do.
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25 Feb 2012   #4
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Add ram - how do you turn it off?
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25 Feb 2012   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There should be a key on the keyboard ( sometimes has a pic of an antenna ) or a button somewhere. Usually newer laptops will have a blue light when it`s on and a amber light when it`s off.

There are many video reviews of the XPS 17 on youtube.
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25 Feb 2012   #6
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

ADDRAM - Like everyone else we are all lazy and don't feel like to hit a key. I was thinking that it was automaticly done and that is what I'm looking for.
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25 Feb 2012   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Windows already automatically uses the wired connection when it is connected.
You do not have to turn off the wireless to do that.
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25 Feb 2012   #8
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

logicearth-I was thinking the same thing, but mine doesn't do it. I've looked in internet connections and such and can't find anything. Got a map to where I can tell it when I'm wired to discount the wifi?
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25 Feb 2012   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

When you connect your ethernet cable and you are already connected wirelessly, the network icon in the bottom right is still gonna show the bar graph. Right click on the network icon and open network and sharing center. Click on connect or disconnect and then right click on your network and disconnect.

Or just left click on the network icon and disconnect from your wireless network.

It is fine to leave the wireless on when you hard wire, you will be getting 100 Mbs.
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26 Feb 2012   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
.........Is it a driver issue or what?
I'm not sure all drivers support this feature - mine does:
Documentation

Check yours via device manager and the properties of the wireless NIC.
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