WiFi switch

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  1. chrisyano

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    Does it control both? I thought it was only for WiFi. Don't have any BT devices and haven't used it yet either, so I haven't used my BT adapter yet.
     
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    I was under the impression that it does... the point of the device is power conservation..
     
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    That would be kind of a bummer if it is true. Imagine if you wanted to use the notebook on battery and turned off WiFi to save battery but also wanted to use your BT mouse.
     
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    Ok, I hate too but I will say it again...terrible concept I know but...please read the manual.
     
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    1.1.11 Wireless Communication Switch
    Turns the wireless communication function on or off. The wireless communication LED on the front panel lights when the function is activated.

    Bluetooth is infact wireless communication... but this doesn't say definitively...

    Your going to make me order a bluetooth card just so I can prove it one way or another =P

    Could always be less lazy and just rightclick the device and "disable" =P
     
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    And of course if you wanted to use BT and disable wireless, you could just disable the wireless from the task panel (red W).
     
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    The hardware switch turns off/on but the software (Wireless Select Switch) allows you to choose which device is off or on. When you hold FN+F2, the Wireless Select Switch application pops up where you can use the arrow key to select which device you want on or off.

    So, with the hardware switch on, open the software and uncheck the WiFi while leaving the Bluetooth checked and you will be able to use your Bluetooth device(s) with the WiFi card off.
     
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