Enabled Wifi when there is no wire

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Fri Jan 23 17:33:53 UTC 2009

Pastor JW wrote:

> On Thursday 22 January 2009 1:57:51 am Arnaud bourree wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'd like to configure my laptop in order to only enable Wifi (eth1) when
>> there is no wire (eth0).
>> How can I do it?
> My laptop has a switch on it which turns off the wifi, so do my office
> people's laptops and also the printer.  Is this not a normal practice? 

Not for me...  My last laptop (and any one using a PC-card NIC, ime) didn't 
have a switch, but I rarely use the one on this laptop either.

> I
> actually turn off the wifi on my laptop to save battery life when it isn't
> in use.

It probably is a good idea, but I don't rely on my laptop batteries anyway.

> My battery only lasts about five hours

ONLY!!!!!  Luxury :-)  Never had a battery that good!

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