Broke my WiFi button on my PC [Solved/Closed]

Report
Posts
1
Registration date
Friday October 10, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
October 10, 2014
-
Posts
19589
Registration date
Wednesday October 8, 2008
Status
Contributor
Last seen
June 15, 2019
-
Hello, I have a different situation, i was broke my WiFi button on my PC, so can i turn on wireless inside of system? Need help, please.



Related:

1 reply

Posts
19589
Registration date
Wednesday October 8, 2008
Status
Contributor
Last seen
June 15, 2019
1,885
I depends on the make and model of the computer.

This works for a Dell:

If you go into the Bios as the laptop boots (hit F2 at the startup Dell screen), and scroll down to the Wireless menu, you can modify two important settings. Make sure the wi-fi and bluetooth (if you want) are both Enabled. Then a few entries down there is a "Wireless Switch" category. Change this setting to "None." Then, go to the "Wi-Fi Catcher" category, and change that to "Off."

This will cause the laptop to completely ignore the hardware switch on the side, and force the card to stay on at all times. Voila! Now it doesn't matter if your switch is broken.

Meanwhile, if you never NEED to turn off your wireless card, you can just right click on it and disable it from within your network adapter settings. So, no harm no foul.
1
Thank you

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated. Add comment

CCM 2942 users have said thank you to us this month

Newsletter

The Best of CCM in Your Inbox

Subscribe To Our Newsletter!