Turning off wifi

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  1. derohanes

    derohanes New Member

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    I have a Dell Windows 8 desktop unit. When I was setting it up I turned on WiFi until I could get the hardwire connection ready. I now want to turn off the wifi, but I can't figure it out. One place tells me to hold the function key and hit F2, but nothing happens. I don't know if nothing happens or if I've toggled it off and on - no indication. Another site tells me to go to the settings and select the "WiFi connection," but clicking on the gear does not show me any such option. I tried the control panel, but no connectivity icons are there. So, how do I check the status, and how do I turn it off.
     
  2. SupportTypeGuy

    SupportTypeGuy New Member

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    You should be able to go to the desktop, and by the clock find the networking symbol (should look like curved lines over a dot) and right click and see options.
     
  3. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    Go to the Control Panel - Device Manager.
    Click "Network Adapters"

    There you should see your Wireless Adapter. Right click it and click "Disable"
     
  4. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Welcome to Windows8Forums.com :)
    What model is your PC? It's possible that you may need a small utility to run alongside Windows in order to use the Fn key to disable Wi-Fi. Post your model and I'll do some digging around.
     
  5. shadowvlican

    shadowvlican New Member

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    indeed, win8 automatically detected my shortcut keys and i can use Fn+F3 to toggle my wifi

    no extra programs needed!
     
  6. iftieaq

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    You can follow this.
     

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