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dell inspiron wifi hotkey

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#1 Visceris


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:41 PM

i have a dell inspiron 14r...the wifi hotkey is f2....this doesnt work too well especially since i do online gaming that requires using the number buttons close to it...causing me to accidentally hit it from time to time....my question is can i disable this hotkey or change which button does the hotkey? cuz this is sooooo irritating...btw im running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit    any help is appreciated

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:51 PM

Not sure why just pressing F2 turns off your WiFi typically a combination function key is needed to do so, like FN+F2. There is a quick set utility for dells that you can change settings. In the run box under start button type.. mobility center. Then from there you change the function keys to multimedia that might help.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:42 AM

Hi Visceris,

You will need to set the "Function Key Behavior" in BIOS Advanced Menu to "Function Key". This setting prevents the wireless from turning off when the F2 key is pressed accidentally. You will need to use "Fn + F2" to enable/disable wireless on the laptop.

Please follow the steps provided below to change the Function Key Behavior:
1. Restart the laptop and start tapping the F2 key at the Dell logo to load the BIOS screen.
2. Navigate to the "Advanced" menu and then to "Function Key Behavior".
3. Change it to "Function Key".
4. Press F10 to save and exit.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N

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