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Vista thinks Wireless receiver is on when it's off!

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I have a brand new laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium.

The laptop has Wi-fi capabilities, and there is a button to turn this off and on, with a corresponding LED to notify you. Also, when you press the button, you get a Windows pop-up box that says "Wireless LAN Wi-fi" with a check-box next to it. Pressing the button toggles the check-box off and on.

The issue I am having is that even if my wireless capability is supposed to be off (with the LED not lit and the box unchecked), Windows Vista can still connect to my home wireless network and I am still able to go on the internet!

Anyone any ideas why this is happening?

Edited by Nick052, 13 August 2007 - 09:10 AM.

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Control Panel >Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections. I believe you can disable the wirless connection from there.
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