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Airplane Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

  1. #20


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    Keith,

    Does your PC have a switch or button that turns off the wireless signal? If so, check it to make sure it's tuned on.

    Does your router have a wireless feature?

    If so, is it turned on?

    If so, do you have MAC filtering turned on? If so, then you would need to add the USB wireless device's MAC address to the router's allowed to connect wirelessly list.

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  2. #21


    Shawn

    In answer to above

    No switch on pc

    Yes router is Tenda W300n

    Yes Wifi is enabled

    No to my knowledge will check later today

    just tried a netsh wlan show all on laptop

    got this on pc adapter

    SSID 3 : KB_Dongle
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : c8:3a:35:1f:e3:31
    Signal : 99%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 11
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54

    so it seems it is working OK just can't get PC to use it. May do a win 8 refresh later today or tomorrow depends when I have to see quack.

    Keith
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  3. #22


    I can't seem to turn airplane mode off. Not in network setting or in wi fi and internet settings this happened whilst I was playing planetside 2.... But I have been playing that game for a while now and this has never happened. I am using a Alienware laptop with windows 8 running system,
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  4. #23


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    Hello Minininja, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is the setting grayed out, missing, etc...?

    Are you able to turn off wireless devices in the same location instead?
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  5. #24


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    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit


    Is there any tool/utility that toggles the WiFi on and off (I mean with just 1 click)?

    In XP I had a very handy shortcut sitting in my quick launch bar that did just that (1 click = enable, the following click = disable). Win 8.1 does not support anything that easy?

    Thanks for any creative suggestion
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  6. #25


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    Hello Archimede,

    If you like, you could use the shortcuts in the tutorial below to turn on/off airplane mode, that essentially also turns on/off wireless.

    Airplane Mode On or Off Shortcuts - Create in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. #26


    Well I would like to add a fact or a rumor which i heard that
    "Charging while airplane mode enabled , increases the speed of charging up by 2 times"
    Still not sure if its true
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  8. #27


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    Hello ibulletproof,

    Yes indeed with wireless turned off, it should speed up charging since wireless would not be draining the battery while charging. I'm not sure by how much it would speed up charging though.
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  9. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Archimede,

    If you like, you could use the shortcuts in the tutorial below to turn on/off airplane mode, that essentially also turns on/off wireless.

    Airplane Mode On or Off Shortcuts - Create in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Howdy Shawn and thanks for your kind suggestion.

    I did try them but (warning "lazy mode" enabled -
    warning "lazy mode" enabled) what I was really looking for was a single icon to click (one click to turn on and the next click to turn off).

    The reason why I am looking for that "toggle" utility is that I am using constantly the airplane mode on-off as I am not one of these guys that turns it off in the morning and on in the evening... I am actually mostly offline and I go online only when I have to send a mail or rapidly browse the Internet... I realize this behavior is most unusual.

    I
    could use the shortcuts to turn on/off the airplane mode if there would be a way to hide/disable the fly out network pane (that "steals" me an extra click to close it)... If anybody knows a way to do that, then I would not mind if instead of one single icon I would need two to get the job done

    Thanks.
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  10. #29


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    I'll look to see what I can do. The shortcuts are basically just AutoIt scripts that use the send key command to automatically simulate pressing the keys to turn on and off Airplane mode for you.
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