Turning off Wifi in Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Wolfpup, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Dumb question hopefully, but is it easy to just completely shut off the Wifi radio in Windows? I don't like that Apple's systems don't have physical on/off switches, but hopefully the software method is easy and works.
     
  2. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    Vista or XP?

    In Vista, Press Command + X to bring up the Mobility Center. Then you can switch off the radio there.

    In XP, I'm sure there is a way, but I don't remember.
     
  3. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the info! And that hopefully actually powers down the radio? (Sorry...) :D
     
  4. sheebal macrumors newbie

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    If you are in Windows XP, Start, Connect To, Right click wireless connection and disable. :eek:
     
  5. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'd be using Vista mostly...but disabling the network connection wouldn't power down the radio necessarily I woudln't think(?)
     
  6. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    Look at my post above... that's how you do it. CMD + X on the keyboard. Then press "Turn Off Radio" or whatever it says.
     

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