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

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  1. TanMan

    TanMan Notebook Enthusiast

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    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!
     
  2. Mythdat

    Mythdat Notebook Evangelist

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    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.
     
  3. Rachel

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    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.
     
  4. NHT

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    Can Windows turn off a WWAN or bluetooth device?
     
  5. Mythdat

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

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    and wifi device?
     
  7. coolguy

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    Windows mobility center has an option to turn OFF Wifi.
     
  8. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    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.)

    Gary
     
  9. TanMan

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    Thanks all...simple fix and works well for my circumstances right now.
     
  10. Osasco

    Osasco Newbie

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    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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