Windows 10: Built in Wireless question

  1.    07 Oct 2015 #1

    Built in Wireless question


    Hi
    I had to do a System recovery on my HP Desktop Computer with Windows 10 home 64 bit that came preloaded on it. and the HP technical support told me before doing this unplug everything but your Monitor keyboard and mouse so it did. And everything went great I came to a point where it told me to let's get connected pick a network and go online to finish setting up this device. It found my Verizon fios gateway router and I put in the web Key number and was online with out being hard wired. Hp technical support told me my Hp Desktop computer has built-in wireless to it. My question is if I want to do a hardwire connection do I need to turn off or disable the built-in wireless feature? for the hardwire connection to work properly? thank you for any help on this. Hope this make sense sorry if it does not
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 2,745
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       07 Oct 2015 #2

    Not quite sure what your problem is but try this.
    Open Settings and type wire in box at top.
    Click on Turn Wire Devices on or off, then click on WI-FI.
    All available connections are listed, and by clicking on your ISP you should be automatically connected.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    07 Oct 2015 #3

    You don't have to turn off the WiFi connection for the Ethernet (wired) connection to work, but if you have other WiFi devices using that WiFi then it would be a good idea to in order to save the WiFi bandwidth for the other devices. On the left side of Network and Sharing Center is a link to manage network adapters (or something like that). Click on that, and you should get a list of your network adapters. Right click on the WiFi adapter and select disable.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    07 Oct 2015 #4

    Hi NavyLCDR I will look for it thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    07 Oct 2015 #5

    Hi Dencal thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    07 Oct 2015 #6

    BDman said: View Post
    Hi NavyLCDR I will look for it thank you
    Also, I suppose the wired connection would be a bit more secure against WiFi eavesdropping, so another reason to turn off the WiFi.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 2,745
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       07 Oct 2015 #7

    BDman.
    A wired connection ie- Ethernet is twice as efficient at transferring data than a wireless connection.
    Your computer should recognise instantly whether you are on one or the other without you having to do anything, as both are connected to the same ISP.
    You can leave wireless turned on whilst using Ethernet, your router will recognise which you are using. and vice versa.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
multiple BSOD's ever since i built my new in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hi, Long story short, 2 days ago i built my new pc and ever since I've been struggling with BSoD's all over the place, crashes immediately when i join a CSGO game, and sometimes crashes even when i'm just browsing. The crashes are mostly -...
Hello, Sr. Citizen now, and would appreciate some help.. Have had an HP Desktop for a number of years. Not perfect, but have had good luck with it. Time for a new one, though. Am considering another, new Desktop with W10. Their site...
Built in Apps in Software and Apps
I have an issue whereby whenever I restart windows, the following apps startup, but I can't see them the the startup menu. Photos, Calculator and The Store. Does anyone know how these can be disabled?
Solved In built mic not visible as option. in Drivers and Hardware
My machine is Asus S400CA. When I select recording devices, I see headset microphone or desktop microphone(not in-built) or other(built into other devices). I could chat using skype ot hangout in win 8.1 before upgrading to win10. Now I am unable...
Built in Administrator in User Accounts and Family Safety
Help running Windows 10, and I am stuck in the Built in Administrator log-in. It started when I was tring to disable the log-in password for my account in Windows. I can not log-in to my user's account and do not see my profile. I have went the...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:41.
Find Us