Wireless Security
RE: what do the wifi switches on laptops really do? Jan 30 2008 02:49PM
TStrube otpco com (1 replies)
RE: what do the wifi switches on laptops really do? Jan 30 2008 05:55PM
Cedric Blancher (blancher cartel-securite fr)
Le mercredi 30 janvier 2008 à 08:49 -0600, TStrube (at) otpco (dot) com [email concealed] a écrit :
> I believe the switch just powers off the wireless transceiver in most
> laptop models. A detailed schematic of each laptop may be needed to
> confirm.

Actually, I found different situations. My IPW3945 is aware of the
switch being on or off through the driver. My old Atheros was not. But I
never saw a device disappeared, i.e. being powered off.

My guess is... It depends... On the laptop wiring and the adapter
ability to take this in account.

My 0.0133EUR.

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