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How to Configure the Intel PROSet Utility to Disable Wireless When the System is Connected to a Wired Network Connection

Summary: Steps for disabling a wireless network connection when a wired network connection is made.

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This information allows you to disable your wireless connection with the Intel Proset utility when you establish a wired network connection.

Wireless Enabled When Connected Via Wired Network Connection

You may want to configure your system to disconnect from a wireless network connection when the system connects to a wired network connection.

Enable Adapter Switching in the Intel PROSet Utility

The adapter switching function of the Intel PROSet utility will disable wireless when a wired network connection is available.

To configure adapter switching, complete the steps that are listed below:

  1. Open the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility SLN297784_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1
  2. Select the Administrator Tool from the Tools tab.
  3. Set a password or enter a new password (you will need this to make any changes later (Figure 1).
    Figure 1
  4. ""Create a new package"" (Figures 2 and 3).
    Figure 2

    Figure 3
  5. Select the Application Settings tab (Figure 4).
  6. Select the option "Adapter Switching."
  7. Check the box titled "Enable Adapter Switching" in the description window.
  8. Click Close and save the package (Figure 5).
  9. Click Finished.

Figure 4

SLN297784_en_US__6icon Note: If you are applying this to the current system, make sure the check box "Apply this package to this computer" is checked.

Figure 5

If you have further questions about this article, contact Dell Technical Support.


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Latitude, XPS

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021



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