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03-13-2013, 02:00 AM
Does anyone know of a quick control; app that would enable you to switch wifi on/off with one click.?Currently I have to go through charm bar - settings - wifi connection - disconnect.
Android have many apps to quick start or reach controls with minimal input.

03-13-2013, 05:35 AM
Is this a laptop or desktop? If a laptop, there should be a FN key combo to use to enable/disable wi-fi. If a desktop, that has built in wi-fi the procedure should be the same. If the desktop is using a wi-fi dongle, the app it self should be running in the notification area, open that and turn on/off wi-fi that way.

03-14-2013, 10:13 AM
Thanks. Yes it is a laptop, but I have yet to discover an 'F' key for wifi on/off in Windows 8 or on the laptop itself. I (shock, horror) may have to read the online manual. If anyone else has an Asus Vivobook, perhaps they could let me know!

03-14-2013, 01:34 PM
What is the make and model, exact model number of your laptop?

If you look at the F keys across the top, on all laptop and notebooks, there are symbols to correlate to a function. On my Samsung it is the F9 key, on that key it has an upside down triangle with a line down the middle coming out of the bottom. Each laptop manufacturer uses something different so there is a plethora of symbols being used. Here are some examples of what to look for across the top of the F keys.

https://www.google.com/search?q=symbols+for+wireless+connection&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=e9G&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=y0FCUdC5EofuyQHx2YGwAw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&bih=796#hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=n9G&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=symbols+for+wireless+connection+on+laptops&oq=symbols+for+wireless+connection+on+laptops&gs_l=img.3...15731.17786.0.18225. 872.11.11.0...0.0...1c.1.5.img.RHfzxR5GaAE&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.aWc&fp=6ec234b627a4038&biw=1600&bih=796

03-27-2013, 01:15 PM
my pavillion has a light on the f12 button which is good...you can tell at a glance if the wifi is on or off.

03-27-2013, 02:26 PM
What is the make and model, exact model number of your laptop?

It is an Asus Vivobook i3 1.8 mHz. And thanks, I identified the key which switches the wifi off - Fn - F2. Sorted.

03-27-2013, 02:29 PM
no, its a hp pavillion g6......my first hp, and it is pretty good...

03-27-2013, 03:20 PM
It is an Asus Vivobook i3 1.8 mHz. And thanks, I identified the key which switches the wifi off - Fn - F2. Sorted.

Glad to hear you got it sorted.

04-22-2013, 05:55 AM
This thread is getting a little bit old, but this may still help someone, someplace, someday, etc, etc, etc.

On my little Acer Netbook, I have Wireless G built in. It also has a wired LAN port and I use a USB Wireless N-300 adapter. From time to time I have either the need or desire to switch between the three types of LAN connection. So what to do?

Actually, what I've done is make a desktop shortcut to each of the three LAN possibilities. I just stick them all in the upper right corner of my desktop for ease of access. So I can just click on the one that I want to Enable at any time.
I can also use any of the shortcuts to "Disable" a connection.

This gives me full control over my three LAN connections with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Cheers Mates! Happy Networking!
TechnoMage :cool: