Disabling wirless antenna when connected to wire

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Jul 29th, 2009
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I`m looking for the best way to have laptop users antenna`s disable when connected to ethernet and re-enable when disconnecting from ethernet. I know access connections will do this but we also have Dell and HP laptops and were looking for a way to work with all the laptops.

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dancampb Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:04
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That is a function of the supplicant. Some supplicants such as CSSC offer this feature, others don't.

Leo Laohoo Wed, 07/29/2009 - 18:39
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There's a setting in the BIOS called "LAN Networking" and default, it's disabled.

This will allow only one interface to remain active while the other goes down.

Hope this helps.

George Stefanick Thu, 07/30/2009 - 09:19
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There are a number of client, including Intel which is widely adopted..

Here is a link i contributed to a number of months ago... I also included screen prints...

If you find this helpful please rate the post. (Trying to catch up to Leo the great!)


you will need to grab the entire link ...

ckgilliam Thu, 07/30/2009 - 09:45
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Thanks for the info. We do use Intel Proset on the few HP`s we have but the IBM and Dell laptops we have have different adapters.

George Stefanick Thu, 07/30/2009 - 09:48
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You can purchase the cisco or funk wireless supplicant to control this NIC function.


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