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Internal Wireless adapter & external same

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Novictory, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. Novictory

    Novictory Thread Starter

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    Quick question - regarding compaq presario laptop
    if I install an external wireless adapter to solve cxn issues, do I have to do anything to internal adapter settings? Thanks
     
  2. Couriant

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    disable the internal wlan through network & sharing centre > Change adapter settings to ensure there is no conflictions.
     
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    And/or switch it off.
     
  4. Novictory

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    Thanks for response(s) just to clarify - 1. for disable - I go to Network & sharing - right click on current adapter and set to "disable" and that's it. 2. To turn off, hit the wireless button (top of keyboard for this laptop) - is it better to do both things or will just turning off wireless button take care of it? Thanks again.
     
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    Switching off with the wireless button is all I do when I want to use USB wireless or ethernet. I would do both if I expected to not use the integrated for a long time (months).
     
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