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

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by AK, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. AK

    AK Guest

    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?


    AK, Jan 27, 2005
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  2. AK

    Guest Guest

    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).

    Guest, Jan 27, 2005
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    AK Guest

    Thanks for a very clear explanation instead of the cryptic notes scattered
    all ovre Dell's and Microsoft's websites.

    AK, Jan 28, 2005
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    Pavel A. Guest

    You're welcome
    Pavel A., Feb 1, 2005
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    Geoff Hicks Guest

    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 Hicks, Feb 16, 2005
  6. 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 Jacobs, Feb 16, 2005
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