Enabled Wifi when there is no wire

Joel Oliver joelol75 at verizon.net
Mon Jan 26 01:25:54 UTC 2009

Arnaud bourree wrote:
> Yes, NetworkManager icon is wired icon when wire is plugged but it 
> still display list of available wireless networks.
> What I expect is to automatically switch off wifi when wired and 
> switch on when unplugged
> Arnaud.
You will have to use the hotkeys to manually switch off the wifi (Adds 
battery life as well)

Some like the toshibas have an actual switch whereas the Dells have A 
Function key + F2 to turn it off.  The only other thing I could think of 
is some tricky scripts to load/unload the wifi modules on demand, but 
this can be pretty complicated and specific to the model and card type 
of the notebook.


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