Weird wireless setup preference

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kube_1989

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I loaded up my aunt's hp laptop (came with Vista) with all the software she wanted, got her DSL running and her wireless router.

She is a very hollistic person and "doesn't want all those scan rays flying around her house". SO... she wants it to automatically use the ethernet when she's plugged in and only use wireless when she's not.

I can get it set up one way or the other- but soon as you plug or unplug.... all hell breaks loose.

Then- had her plugged in- and after it went to sleep- woke it up and it won't pick up internet....


HELP me PLEASE!!! My mac would never do this ;)
 

TerryNet

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If she really doesn't want any Wi-Fi "rays" in the house when she is not using it she will have to login to the router and disable its radio, unless the router happens to have an external switch to do so. Removing the antenna (assuming it's removable) will greatly restrict the distance of the "rays.' Of course, unplugging it would work to, but would be an even bigger nuisance.

For the laptop it's pretty easy, albeit not automatic, to switch the wireless radio off when not using it.
 

DaveA

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On our Sony's all we do is turn OFF the wireless using the switch on the front edge and plug in the CAT 5 cable. All is automatic on boot up and finds the wired network.
 
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