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Wireless adapter gets disabled automatically when I plug in LAN cable.

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Wireless adapter gets disabled automatically when I plug in LAN cable.

#1 Post by venexiano » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:19 am

Dear all,

I have a new Lenovo W541. At work I have both a cable connection with Proxy and a wifi connection. In my previous thinkpad pc I was able to switch from a connection to the other just by disabling and reenabling the proxy. In my new W541 this does not work. If the cable is plugged in, the wifi is automatically disabled. Even if I right click in Wireless Nework Connection and then enable wifi, wifi stays disable. Any suggestion? I searched online for some solutions and one of these was to right click in Wireless Nework Connection, properties, configure,power management and untick " allow the computer to turn off this devise to save power". But it did nothing. Another suggestion was to untick "allowed the wireless LAN radio to be turned off when inactive" within " the program Access connections. I downloaded Access connections (it was not preinstalled), unticked "allowed the wireless LAN radio to be turned off when inactive" but nothing happens. Any other suggestion? I really hate to have to plug and unplug any time the cable to switch connection.

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Re: Wireless adapter gets disabled automatically when I plug in LAN cable.

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:14 am

Which OS are you running?
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Re: Wireless adapter gets disabled automatically when I plug in LAN cable.

#3 Post by venexiano » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:17 am

Windows 7

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Re: Wireless adapter gets disabled automatically when I plug in LAN cable.

#4 Post by hhhd1 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:21 pm

There maybe an option to control this behavior in BIOS, some HP laptops have it.
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#5 Post by venexiano » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:17 am

I tried, I didnt find anything. This is driving me crazy

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#6 Post by venexiano » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:50 am

any suggestion?

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Re: Wireless adapter gets disabled automatically when I plug in LAN cable.

#7 Post by lead_org » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:37 am

are you using Lenovo's ThinkVantage Access software?
Current ThinkPad: T430u, T430s, X1 Carbon, X1, X230t, X220t, X230, X220, X201t, W520, W701ds, T500, T420 and many more

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Re: Wireless adapter gets disabled automatically when I plug in LAN cable.

#8 Post by venexiano » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:57 am

No,

As I said above I downloaded Access connections.

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