ways to turn off MA111

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Hello I am running the netgear MA111 adaptor under Windows 2000.
Although I can turn off the adapter by stopping it with the Unplug or
Eject Hardware menu in the status bar I'd like to know if there is a
safe way I can turn it off and turn it back on without restarting the
computer.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    On 8 Sep 2004 20:29:55 -0700, cidster12@yahoo.com (Blah) wrote:

    >Hello I am running the netgear MA111 adaptor under Windows 2000.
    >Although I can turn off the adapter by stopping it with the Unplug or
    >Eject Hardware menu in the status bar I'd like to know if there is a
    >safe way I can turn it off and turn it back on without restarting the
    >computer.

    You can enable and disable services with:
    net start|stop service_name
    http://www.ss64.com/nt/net_service.html
    http://www.ss64.com/nt/netsvc.html (reskit)
    http://www.ss64.com/nt/sc.html (reskit)

    I've been playing with it for a few minutes and can mangle Wireless
    Zero Config with:
    net stop wzcsvs
    and disable local network access with:
    net stop netman
    Look in:
    Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services
    for the names of the various services. Also run:
    net help services
    So far, no reboots required.

    However, I haven't been able to kill off just the wireless connection.
    My wireless USB card shows up as service and can be started and
    stopped. Your MA111 may also be run as a service. However, my PCI
    wireless card does not, and cannot be started and stopped this way. I
    think this would be a good approach but doesn't seem to be the whole
    answer.

    Another way is to dive into the properties for the MA111 card and
    select "Show Icon on Taskbar when connected". Then right click on the
    icon in the task bar and select "disable". That part worked for my
    LAN card. However, the LAN driver decided to leave it disabled and
    not offer an "enable" selection. So, I had to go to the properties
    again, and select
    Configure -> Use this device(enable)
    It came back on, but now the cute little flashing network icon in the
    system tray is stuck and doesn't flash. ARGH. Hopefully, it's
    something I did while tinkering and not a bug.

    You take over from here...

    --
    Jeff Liebermann jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
    150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
    Santa Cruz CA 95060 AE6KS 831-336-2558
  2. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    "Jeff Liebermann" <jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us> wrote in message
    news:osu0k0t1nki86ivg7pdohj8kt6pvu7d85n@4ax.com...
    > On 8 Sep 2004 20:29:55 -0700, cidster12@yahoo.com (Blah) wrote:
    >
    >>Hello I am running the netgear MA111 adaptor under Windows 2000.
    >>Although I can turn off the adapter by stopping it with the Unplug or
    >>Eject Hardware menu in the status bar I'd like to know if there is a
    >>safe way I can turn it off and turn it back on without restarting the
    >>computer.
    >
    > You can enable and disable services with:
    > net start|stop service_name
    > http://www.ss64.com/nt/net_service.html
    > http://www.ss64.com/nt/netsvc.html (reskit)
    > http://www.ss64.com/nt/sc.html (reskit)
    >
    > I've been playing with it for a few minutes and can mangle Wireless
    > Zero Config with:
    > net stop wzcsvs
    > and disable local network access with:
    > net stop netman
    > Look in:
    > Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services
    > for the names of the various services. Also run:
    > net help services
    > So far, no reboots required.
    >
    > However, I haven't been able to kill off just the wireless connection.
    > My wireless USB card shows up as service and can be started and
    > stopped. Your MA111 may also be run as a service. However, my PCI
    > wireless card does not, and cannot be started and stopped this way. I
    > think this would be a good approach but doesn't seem to be the whole
    > answer.
    >
    > Another way is to dive into the properties for the MA111 card and
    > select "Show Icon on Taskbar when connected". Then right click on the
    > icon in the task bar and select "disable". That part worked for my
    > LAN card. However, the LAN driver decided to leave it disabled and
    > not offer an "enable" selection. So, I had to go to the properties
    > again, and select
    > Configure -> Use this device(enable)
    > It came back on, but now the cute little flashing network icon in the
    > system tray is stuck and doesn't flash. ARGH. Hopefully, it's
    > something I did while tinkering and not a bug.
    >
    > You take over from here...
    >
    > --
    > Jeff Liebermann jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
    > 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
    > Santa Cruz CA 95060 AE6KS 831-336-2558
  3. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    "Jeff Liebermann" <jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us> wrote in message
    news:osu0k0t1nki86ivg7pdohj8kt6pvu7d85n@4ax.com...
    > On 8 Sep 2004 20:29:55 -0700, cidster12@yahoo.com (Blah) wrote:
    >
    >>Hello I am running the netgear MA111 adaptor under Windows 2000.
    >>Although I can turn off the adapter by stopping it with the Unplug or
    >>Eject Hardware menu in the status bar I'd like to know if there is a
    >>safe way I can turn it off and turn it back on without restarting the
    >>computer.
    >
    > You can enable and disable services with:
    > net start|stop service_name
    > http://www.ss64.com/nt/net_service.html
    > http://www.ss64.com/nt/netsvc.html (reskit)
    > http://www.ss64.com/nt/sc.html (reskit)
    >
    > I've been playing with it for a few minutes and can mangle Wireless
    > Zero Config with:
    > net stop wzcsvs
    > and disable local network access with:
    > net stop netman
    > Look in:
    > Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services
    > for the names of the various services. Also run:
    > net help services
    > So far, no reboots required.
    >
    > However, I haven't been able to kill off just the wireless connection.
    > My wireless USB card shows up as service and can be started and
    > stopped. Your MA111 may also be run as a service. However, my PCI
    > wireless card does not, and cannot be started and stopped this way. I
    > think this would be a good approach but doesn't seem to be the whole
    > answer.
    >
    > Another way is to dive into the properties for the MA111 card and
    > select "Show Icon on Taskbar when connected". Then right click on the
    > icon in the task bar and select "disable". That part worked for my
    > LAN card. However, the LAN driver decided to leave it disabled and
    > not offer an "enable" selection. So, I had to go to the properties
    > again, and select
    > Configure -> Use this device(enable)
    > It came back on, but now the cute little flashing network icon in the
    > system tray is stuck and doesn't flash. ARGH. Hopefully, it's
    > something I did while tinkering and not a bug.
    >
    > You take over from here...
    >
    > --
    > Jeff Liebermann jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
    > 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
    > Santa Cruz CA 95060 AE6KS 831-336-2558

    Is the OP's purpose in turning off the wireless adapter to be secure by
    leaving the network, or is his purpose to prolong the laptop battery's life
    by powering off the radio? Stopping services won't prolong the battery, and
    I have my doubts that disabling the adapter will either.

    Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 06:17:03 GMT, "Ron Bandes" <RunderscoreBandes
    @yah00.com> wrote:

    >Is the OP's purpose in turning off the wireless adapter to be secure by
    >leaving the network, or is his purpose to prolong the laptop battery's life
    >by powering off the radio? Stopping services won't prolong the battery, and
    >I have my doubts that disabling the adapter will either.
    >Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.

    Good point. The MA111 is a USB radio, so unplugging the radio is
    probably the easiest way to get both security and longer battery life.
    The MA111 does have a "power save" mode. I can also add a few other
    guesses by reading between the lines. For example, perhaps his
    problem is that the "Eject Hardware" feature doesn't really work and
    the MA111 does not come back to life after using it? Perhaps the
    driver is so disgusting that pulling the USB plug without first using
    "Eject Hardware" hangs the machine? Lots of other possible problems.
    This is what happens when someone asks a good question, but fails to
    include what they are attempting to accomplish.


    --
    Jeff Liebermann jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
    150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
    Santa Cruz CA 95060 AE6KS 831-336-2558
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