Hardwiring a Wifi laptop

  nissanalmera 15:58 PM 18 Dec 11

Is it possible to hardwire via ethernet cable to laptop which works fine with wifi,or do I have to disable wifi first.If so how? and how re enable? Thank you.(I have dell studio with vista)

  Strawballs 22:28 PM 18 Dec 11

It should work by just plugging it in, but you should be able to switch of wireless by pressing the FN key plus one of the F keys that has the wireless symbol on it.

  nissanalmera 08:08 AM 19 Dec 11

Thanks Strawballs,and if I switched wifi back on would it simply work or do I have to input passwords etc?Thanks

  mgmcc 08:24 AM 19 Dec 11

Windows retains a "profile" for each of the wireless networks it has connected to so that, in future, it can connect to them automatically. Temporarily disabling WiFi won't affect these settings. When WiFi is enabled again, it should still connect automatically without the need to re-enter the encryption key.

  nissanalmera 09:40 AM 19 Dec 11

Thank you both Strawballs and mgmcc for fully explaining.I can now go ahead with confidence.Thanks again


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