Windows 10: WiFi dongle turned my laptop into strobe light! Solved

  1.    30 Sep 2016 #1

    WiFi dongle turned my laptop into strobe light!


    Few weeks back I upgraded my router to a dual band not realizing my laptop only worked with 2.4ghz g/n spec. Because I was having an issue with another network in my neighborhood causing connection to the internet to be spotty. I fixed the problem by purchasing an external usb dual band dongle. Only problem I have now is there's a blue led that flashes letting you know your both connected and how fast the connection is by flashing faster.

    My family and I live with my wife's uncle, so our bedroom also serves as living room, including tv and office. With my laptop being right next to me. Needless to say, this flashing blue light is driving me nuts when I'm trying to get to sleep. So, I'm wondering, can I wrap some electrical tape around it without affecting signal reception or transmission? I would consider just pulling the USB dongle out when I'm ready to sleep, but afraid I might damage the dongle and mess up the port by constantly plugging and unplugging the dongle. Sorry I've rambled on so much! Chalk it up to me not getting enough sleep!!!
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  2.    01 Oct 2016 #2

    Turn the laptop off when you go to sleep.
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  3. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       01 Oct 2016 #3

    Yes you can put some tape over the light and it should not effect performance.
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