Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computing > Wireless Networking > Looking for iexplanations for Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client and "Enable Radio"

Reply
Thread Tools

Looking for iexplanations for Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client and "Enable Radio"

 
 
AK
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      01-27-2005
I have a Dell Inspiron 700. There is a little wireless icon on the taskbar
(actually, it looks like little flashlight). When I mouse over it, it
offeres me the choice of using Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client,
and also has "Enable Radio" and "Disable Radio" fields.

1) Which of the Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client settings should I
use, and what difference does it make?
2) By "Radio" does Microsoft mean the actual physical transmitter on the
wireless card, as I suspect, or is there some way to get this machine to
actually pick up braodcast radio? And when, if at all should I enable or
disable it?

Thanks

Alan


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
=?Utf-8?B?UGF2ZWwgQS4=?=
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      01-27-2005
In general, Microsoft client is better for home use (when you don't have
sophisticated enterpise level crypto) and if you have XP SP1 or SP2.

"Disable radio" means disable physical transmitter of the WLAN card.
It is proprietary option for every WLAN device vendor (in your case - Intel
Centrino adapter). Microsoft Wireless configuration utility does not support
this yet.
You should disable radio in any place where radio transmitters are
prohibited (in aircraft, in some hospitals etc).

--PA

"AK" wrote:
> I have a Dell Inspiron 700. There is a little wireless icon on the taskbar
> (actually, it looks like little flashlight). When I mouse over it, it
> offeres me the choice of using Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client,
> and also has "Enable Radio" and "Disable Radio" fields.
>
> 1) Which of the Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client settings should I
> use, and what difference does it make?
> 2) By "Radio" does Microsoft mean the actual physical transmitter on the
> wireless card, as I suspect, or is there some way to get this machine to
> actually pick up braodcast radio? And when, if at all should I enable or
> disable it?
>
> Thanks
>
> Alan


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
AK
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      01-28-2005
Thanks for a very clear explanation instead of the cryptic notes scattered
all ovre Dell's and Microsoft's websites.

Alan

"Pavel A." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> In general, Microsoft client is better for home use (when you don't have
> sophisticated enterpise level crypto) and if you have XP SP1 or SP2.
>
> "Disable radio" means disable physical transmitter of the WLAN card.
> It is proprietary option for every WLAN device vendor (in your case -
> Intel
> Centrino adapter). Microsoft Wireless configuration utility does not
> support
> this yet.
> You should disable radio in any place where radio transmitters are
> prohibited (in aircraft, in some hospitals etc).
>
> --PA
>
> "AK" wrote:
>> I have a Dell Inspiron 700. There is a little wireless icon on the
>> taskbar
>> (actually, it looks like little flashlight). When I mouse over it, it
>> offeres me the choice of using Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client,
>> and also has "Enable Radio" and "Disable Radio" fields.
>>
>> 1) Which of the Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client settings should
>> I
>> use, and what difference does it make?
>> 2) By "Radio" does Microsoft mean the actual physical transmitter on the
>> wireless card, as I suspect, or is there some way to get this machine to
>> actually pick up braodcast radio? And when, if at all should I enable or
>> disable it?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Alan

>



 
Reply With Quote
 
Pavel A.
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      02-01-2005
You're welcome

"AK" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks for a very clear explanation instead of the cryptic notes scattered
> all ovre Dell's and Microsoft's websites.
>
> Alan
>
> "Pavel A." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > In general, Microsoft client is better for home use (when you don't have
> > sophisticated enterpise level crypto) and if you have XP SP1 or SP2.
> >
> > "Disable radio" means disable physical transmitter of the WLAN card.
> > It is proprietary option for every WLAN device vendor (in your case -
> > Intel
> > Centrino adapter). Microsoft Wireless configuration utility does not
> > support
> > this yet.
> > You should disable radio in any place where radio transmitters are
> > prohibited (in aircraft, in some hospitals etc).
> >
> > --PA
> >
> > "AK" wrote:
> >> I have a Dell Inspiron 700. There is a little wireless icon on the
> >> taskbar
> >> (actually, it looks like little flashlight). When I mouse over it, it
> >> offeres me the choice of using Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client,
> >> and also has "Enable Radio" and "Disable Radio" fields.
> >>
> >> 1) Which of the Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client settings should
> >> I
> >> use, and what difference does it make?
> >> 2) By "Radio" does Microsoft mean the actual physical transmitter on the
> >> wireless card, as I suspect, or is there some way to get this machine to
> >> actually pick up braodcast radio? And when, if at all should I enable or
> >> disable it?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> Alan

> >

>
>



 
Reply With Quote
 
Geoff Hicks
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      02-16-2005
Sorry Alan, not an answer!

I have exactly the same question and thought a reply might bring your
question to the top and elicit an actual reply.

Geoff.

"AK" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed)>...
> I have a Dell Inspiron 700. There is a little wireless icon on the taskbar
> (actually, it looks like little flashlight). When I mouse over it, it
> offeres me the choice of using Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client,
> and also has "Enable Radio" and "Disable Radio" fields.
>
> 1) Which of the Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client settings should I
> use, and what difference does it make?
> 2) By "Radio" does Microsoft mean the actual physical transmitter on the
> wireless card, as I suspect, or is there some way to get this machine to
> actually pick up braodcast radio? And when, if at all should I enable or
> disable it?
>
> Thanks
>
> Alan

 
Reply With Quote
 
Robert Jacobs
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      02-16-2005
It sounds like you have a built in wireless,the Intel, and an adapter you
purchased and plugged in, the microsoft.

Try one at a time and see which one works best for you.

Robert...
"Geoff Hicks" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) om...
> Sorry Alan, not an answer!
>
> I have exactly the same question and thought a reply might bring your
> question to the top and elicit an actual reply.
>
> Geoff.
>
> "AK" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:<(E-Mail Removed)>...
>> I have a Dell Inspiron 700. There is a little wireless icon on the
>> taskbar
>> (actually, it looks like little flashlight). When I mouse over it, it
>> offeres me the choice of using Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client,
>> and also has "Enable Radio" and "Disable Radio" fields.
>>
>> 1) Which of the Intel PROset/Wireless or Microsoft client settings should
>> I
>> use, and what difference does it make?
>> 2) By "Radio" does Microsoft mean the actual physical transmitter on the
>> wireless card, as I suspect, or is there some way to get this machine to
>> actually pick up braodcast radio? And when, if at all should I enable or
>> disable it?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Alan



 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
microsoft.public.certification, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcsa, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcad, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcsd loyola MCSE 4 11-15-2006 02:40 AM
microsoft.public.certification, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcsa, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcad, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcsd loyola Microsoft Certification 3 11-14-2006 05:18 PM
microsoft.public.certification, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcsa, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcad, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcsd loyola MCSD 3 11-14-2006 05:18 PM
microsoft.public.certification, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcsa, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcad, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcsd realexxams@yahoo.com Microsoft Certification 0 05-10-2006 02:35 PM
microsoft.public.dotnet.faqs,microsoft.public.dotnet.framework,microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.windowsforms,microsoft.public.dotnet.general,microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.vb Charles A. Lackman ASP .Net 1 12-08-2004 07:08 PM



Advertisments