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Re: Windows 8 and wifi
From: RL Vaughn <rl_vaughn () baylor edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:45:50 -0600
On 1/23/14, 8:01 PM, Paul Ferguson wrote:
What is this "Windows 8" you speak of?
It is DOS 2.0 with everything you liked about DOS2.0 taken out. Whoops!
That was DOS2.1.
In that case, it is Window Millennium with everything you liked about
Windows ME taken out.
On 1/23/2014 4:50 PM, Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah wrote:
Discovered today that, once you turn wifi off on a Windows 8 (or 8.1) machine, it
is almost impossible to turn it back on. For example, on a laptop with a wifi
toggle key (toggling the key off to save power or stop broadcasting on a plane),
toggling the key back on doesn't necessarily re-enble the wireless network
In fact, initially I couldn't even remember how I eventually did it. (And Windows
Help was, as usual, no help.)
(And, yes, I know that Win8 has an "airplane mode" setting, but that isn't
immediately accessible all the time.)
Finally found that if you go to "Network and Sharing Center," then choose
"Change adapter settings," then the "Wi-fi" will show up, and if you
right/information/context menu-click on the *icon* (not the box), then you can
get to re-enable wifi.
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- Windows 8 and wifi Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah (Jan 24)
- Re: Windows 8 and wifi RL Vaughn (Jan 24)