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wireless turns off and defaults into airplane mode

  1. #1


    Alabama
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    win 8.1 64bit

    wireless turns off and defaults into airplane mode


    Someone touched on the bug where the computer turn off the wireless connections and defaults into airplane mode. I had this problem with Win8. The option to easily toggle airplane mode on and off become grayed out unchangeable. The only way I found to temporarily fix the problem was to rightclick the airplane icon and then troubleshoot the wireless connections which would then turn wireless back on. I had the option to upgrade to 8.1 and I did and it fixed the problem for a while. It did happen again which is why I'm back on the web searching for possible more permanent solution for this. Luckily it only happened once a week ago and hasn't happened again. I was wondering if this bug was known about and if you possibly know of a way to fix.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    That is how it is supposed to work. This is not a bug.
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  3. #3


    Alabama
    Posts : 2
    win 8.1 64bit


    Airplane mode is supposed to be randomly turning on?
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by duhritos View Post
    Airplane mode is supposed to be randomly turning on?
    No. But it helps to show examples of this problem to Microsoft. That way they can look into it. As long as the OS is up to date. The wireless drivers are also the correct ones. Airplane mode should not be enabled.

    Now if this is a tablet or laptop and allowed to go into Sleep or Hibernate. Yes it can go into Airplane mode.
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wireless turns off and defaults into airplane mode
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