While we’re on the subject, there’s also a BIOS setting under Power Management (name may be incorrect, working from memory) that allows you to set the machine on “please don’t eat my battery because this machine is plugged into AC most of the time” mode.  

We’ve found this to be beneficial as well.


On Jul 30, 2015, at 11:00 AM, Mickey Mossey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Andrew –
I’ve been struggling with my users recently with the new machines and the lack of the physical wireless switch on them. I had totally missed this new BIOS setting – why it’s not under the “wireless” category I don’t know. But anyway, you just made my day. Thank you!
From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andrew Hendrickson
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:10 AM
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Subject: Re: Annoying wireless connect message

Turn off the wifi NIC using the on board switch on the laptop?

Recent vintage Dell Latitudes also have the option in the BIOS of disabling the wifi when an ethernet cable is attached.


On 7/30/2015 9:18 AM, Christopher Lamson wrote:

I'm hoping there is an easy way to get rid of wireless connect messages?  They really don't cause any issues but our laptop users are often docked with a (preferred, faster, more reliable) LAN connection and see these messages throughout the day.

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I've messed with changing adapter settings without success and the individual UVM wireless profiles appear to be locked down. I thought about having users disable wireless but that seems like a future support call...

any suggestions appreciated,

Andrew Hendrickson
CAS IT Administrator
UVM, College of Arts & Sciences


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