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Jkimberlin
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Latitude 5580 + Dell Universal Dock (D6000) WIFI Auto disable when lan connects

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Has anyone been able to get the WIFI auto disable working? This normally happens when the lan cable is plugged in.

If the land cable is plugged into the D6000, the wifi does not auto disable. But If I plug the lan cable directly into the laptop, then the wifi will disable as it should.

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Bios updated

Diplaylink installed

Wlan disconnect option in bios is enabled

All drivers are updated

Win 7 Enterprise x64 bit

Dell Latitude 5580

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Jkimberlin
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RE: Latitude 5580 + Dell Universal Dock (D6000) WIFI Auto disable when lan connects

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I was able to get this feature to work by using Intel Proset Connection Utility and creating a custom package. www.dell.com/.../how-to-configure-intel-proset-to-disable-intel-wireless-when-system-is-connected-vi...

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RE: Latitude 5580 + Dell Universal Dock (D6000) WIFI Auto disable when lan connects

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jphughan
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RE: Latitude 5580 + Dell Universal Dock (D6000) WIFI Auto disable when lan connects

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The BIOS can probably only sense a network link at the BIOS/firmware level for its own built-in LAN chipset. LAN adapters in your dock or any other USB adapter would look like typical USB traffic at that level, so any WiFi auto-disable functionality for those adapters would have to be implemented at a driver/application level. However, Windows 7 will favor the LAN connection anyway unless maybe you only have a 100 Mbps LAN connection and a solid connection on 802.11ac WiFi or something, but in that case WiFi would probably serve you better anyway.  And actually on newer versions of Windows, the SMB 3.0 protocol allows file transfers to utilize multiple independent physical network adapters simultaneously for increased bandwidth as long as they all have a path to the other device, although it requires both devices participating in the connection to support SMB 3.0.  On the Windows side, that's Windows 8 / Server 2012 and newer.  I know you're on Windows 7, but just letting you know for the future that it may be not only unnecessary but actually undesirable to auto-disable WiFi when connected to wired LAN.

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Jkimberlin
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RE: Latitude 5580 + Dell Universal Dock (D6000) WIFI Auto disable when lan connects

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I was able to get this feature to work by using Intel Proset Connection Utility and creating a custom package. www.dell.com/.../how-to-configure-intel-proset-to-disable-intel-wireless-when-system-is-connected-vi...

Thanks

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