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#1 popecosgrove

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:20 PM

My HP dv6700 has a wireless receiver on/off switch on the side of it, and I was simply wondering what possible use this could have other then disconnecting one at inopportune times, and if this is a common feature on laptops, or was only for a few, or one, HP? Not really a tech question or anything, just idle curiosity.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:01 PM

I used to have an HP dv6700, and was constantly accidentally turning the internet off. I used to wonder the same thing.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 06:27 PM

Many laptops have similar switches. This is so you can turn off the wireless radio when you're not using it since they tend to be power-hungry, and hence battery draining.




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