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Switch the Wi-Fi radio on using Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software

Your Wi-Fi radio can be switched on from Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click the Intel PROSet icon in the toolbar lower right corner of your desktop and click WiFi On.

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

The PROSet icon changes to .

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, this feature is not enabled. To enable this feature, open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility and select Tools > Application Settings. In the Advanced Settings list under Taskbar, select Show icon on the taskbar and OK.
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This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-025791
Last Modified: 12-Aug-2014
Date Created: 01-Apr-2007
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