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Switch On Wi-Fi Radio Using Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software

Last Reviewed: 30-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000005590

Switch your Wi-Fi radio on from Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility by using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click the Intel® PROSet icon PROset Icon in the toolbar lower right corner of your desktop. Click WiFi On.

Screenshot of the PROset right-click context menu indicating the WiFi on menu option

  • Double-click the Intel® PROSet icon PROset icon and select WiFi On in the Hardware drop down option in the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.

Screenshot of the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility and the Hardware drop down menu

The Intel® PROSet icon changes to PROset icon.

The utility automatically connects to an available network, or you can manually connect to a network.

Note If you do not see the icon on the taskbar, the feature is not enabled.
To enable the feature:
  1. Open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility. Select Tools > Application Settings.
  2. In the Advanced Settings list under Taskbar, select Show icon on the taskbar and OK.
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