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    Default Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    I have a Vaio Z36GD (Asian version of the Z69). I recently cleaned the hard drive and reinstalled the OS from the recovery CD's I created when I originally purchased the machine.

    I have run all the updates for Windows, BIOS, etc. Running VISTA Business 64 bit SP2.

    For the most part, the machine is performing well.

    However, the Vaio Smart Network utility seems to slow down the start-up process (it is always the last thing to become available...with a pause and the cursor clocking for about 10 seconds before it is complete). I don't have much else running at start-up (NIS 2010 and other standard utilities...pointer, etc.).

    Anyway, can I remove or disable the Vaio Smart Network utility and still effective use and manage Wifi, Bluetooth, and LAN connections? Has anyone else noticed this performance issue and addressed it?

    Any thoughts are welcomed and appreciated!
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    You don't NEED it, no - Windows can manage Wifi, LAN and bluetooth on its own without the program. What it does is allow you to have seperate profiles for different networks/wifi access points. So if you use different access points and want to be able to quickly switch settings between them, it's handy. Otherwise, it's unnecessary.

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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    Well you can disable lanutil.exe from starting up in misconfig/system configuration. I have done this. When you need it just access it through the Vaio control centre. It can be handy if you want to easily disable and enable any of these network options. I need it to enable/disable my wwan but you don't appear to have this so it is less useful for you.
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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythdat View Post
    You don't NEED it, no - Windows can manage Wifi, LAN and bluetooth on its own without the program. What it does is allow you to have seperate profiles for different networks/wifi access points. So if you use different access points and want to be able to quickly switch settings between them, it's handy. Otherwise, it's unnecessary.
    Can Windows turn off a WWAN or bluetooth device?
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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    I have no idea about WWAN as I don't have it, but bluetooth, yes

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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    and wifi device?
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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by NHT View Post
    and wifi device?
    Windows mobility center has an option to turn OFF Wifi.

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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythdat View Post
    I have no idea about WWAN as I don't have it, but bluetooth, yes
    Where? How? I have never been able to find any way for Vista or Win7 to turn off bluetooth, except by disabling the device in device manager. (But even then the pesky blue light stays on.)

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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    Thanks all...simple fix and works well for my circumstances right now.
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    Default Re: Vaio Smart Network Utility- Required? Start-up performance?

    Guys, I have a Sony VGN-Z36GD and my hd stopped working. Unfortunately I have lost the recovery dics I created. Could you please post your discs in ISO or other image format that I can download and burn them? Or even could you please make a copy of them and send it to me? I will certainly pay for them (maybe using Paypal?). Thank you guys! Hope somebody can help me...

 

 
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