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Shortcuts for disabling hardware

By semmelbroesel ·
Hi,

I got a laptop with built-in wireless-B card and just bought a wireless-G card. In most cases when I am on the road I will use the built-in card because it doesn't stick out on the side, i.e. I won't break it when I take the laptop out of the bag.

Is there a way (maybe using a .BAT file or .REG file or some simple Visual Basic procedure) that I can create a shortcut on the Desktop that will disable or enable one or the other of the two cards?

I would prefer to do this on the fly without restarting.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Shortcuts for disabling h ...

Go to System in Control Panel, click Hardware tab->Hardware Profile->Available hardware profiles. Copy the current profile, and type a name for the new hardware profile. You can customize your new profile by enabling-disabling devices for this profile in Device Manager. Good luck!

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by 3xp3rt In reply to

Sorry for multiple answares, but internet connection probleme again!

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Shortcuts for disabling h ...

Go to System in Control Panel, click Hardware tab->Hardware Profile->Available hardware profiles. Copy the current profile, and type a name for the new hardware profile. You can customize your new profile by enabling-disabling devices for this profile in Device Manager. Good luck!

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by 3xp3rt In reply to

Sorry for multiple answares, but internet connection probleme again!

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Shortcuts for disabling h ...

Go to System in Control Panel, click Hardware tab->Hardware Profile->Available hardware profiles. Copy the current profile, and type a name for the new hardware profile. You can customize your new profile by enabling-disabling devices for this profile in Device Manager. Good luck!

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Shortcuts for disabling h ...

Go to System in Control Panel, click Hardware tab->Hardware Profile->Available hardware profiles. Copy the current profile, and type a name for the new hardware profile. You can customize your new profile by enabling-disabling devices for this profile in Device Manager. Good luck!

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Shortcuts for disabling h ...

Go to System in Control Panel, click Hardware tab->Hardware Profile->Available hardware profiles. Copy the current profile, and type a name for the new hardware profile. You can customize your new profile by enabling-disabling devices for this profile in Device Manager. Good luck!

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by curlergirl In reply to Shortcuts for disabling h ...

Well, I'm not sure why you would need a shortcut on the desktop, but you could put a shortcut to the Network Connections folder on the desktop. When you want to use the external card, all you'd have to do is open Network Connections, right-click the built-in LAN card connection and click "Disable." Then to use the built-in again, simply remove the external card, open Network Connections, right-click the built-in and click Enable.

Hope this helps!

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