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7040 Wireless Switching

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I'm trying to get wireless switching enabled on a 7040 Micro Desktop.  Previous models and our laptops all have the option, so upon a wired connection, the wireless connection is disabled.  We need this as a security measure, because the devices can maintain a connection on the wire to my network, and also through the wireless to our Public WiFi connection, effectively opening a door to any attacks that get by our AV/FW/IPS systems.

I've tried the latest driver, and I don't see it in the BIOS either.  Did Dell take this option away?

Thanks...ricka

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RE: 7040 Wireless Switching

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To answer my own question..  Installing the latest Intel Administrator toolkit for Wireless connectivity allowed me to create a custom driver package that hard codes the option for Wireless Switching.  I tested it on a device connected to my public Wi-Fi, and once a cable was plugged in, the Wi-Fi was disabled within a few seconds.

Here is the link I read this from...>  www.intel.com/.../000005972.html