[clug] Laptop probs

Fred Pilcher fpilcher at netspeed.com.au
Sat Mar 24 20:40:44 GMT 2007

On Sunday 25 March 2007 01:45, Kim Holburn wrote:
> I just had a nasty experience trying to get an HP notebook working on
> wireless.  At a friend's place and I didn't bring my laptop or any
> diagnostics and his laptop was running .... you guessed it a very
> common operating system with almost no diagnostics ;-(
> Nothing was happening and I was about to take the AP back to the shop
> when we discovered a little switch on the front edge of the laptop
> which said "wireless".  When we switched it on the wireless worked!!
> I actually think having a hardware wireless switch is a very good
> idea when running insecure operating systems, none-the-less is was a
> very exasperating experience.

Mine has one of those too, though luckily I discovered it early in the 
process. I agree, it's not a bad idea.


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