SergeyB, I was able to test this; however, it worked properly for us. I recommend you saving a new profile package with the Adapter Swiching option unchecked and try again.
I used a system with the same wireless adapter and Windows* 7 SP1.
I have tried to do that a couple of times.
However, the behavior doesn't change - once plugged a network cable with link, the adapters disconnect.
I've tried even to remove the Dell WWAN adapter, since on one of the forums I've read that non-Centrino cards may cause some problems.
Still problem persists.
Did a new profile thingie a couple of times.
The only thing I'm thinking of right now is... could you please send me the profile file you've created? I could try to run it on my PC.
Any other idea would be highly appreciated, since I'me in the mood of tearing my hairs off my head.
Again, I appreciate your response.
I've tried doing same thing exactly with creating a new profile, which includes application settings, and no check mark on the Adapter Switching.
Applying the profile had no effect after restart and cold power cycle.
Are you sure you managed to disable the feature after enabling it?
Desperately need your profile EXE in order to test it just for sure.
When I enabled the feature the wireless disconnected every time I connected the UTP cable. Wireless reconnected whenever the cable was unplugged. Then, I went ahead and disabled the feature and applied the profile. Both wireless and wired connections stayed connected at the same time, there was no need to restart from my side, I just waited few seconds.
Are you using a retail or OEM version of the operating system? It is possible that an OEM version may not allow this to work properly… The system I am using has Intel® Proset Wireless Software 15.8.
I am afraid I do not have an option to send such file at this time but it was pretty much a package with default settings in order to just disable the aforementioned feature.
1. This is standard Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
2. I've tried to use the same version of drivers as you've been used.
The effect is still the same *standing for no effect at all
I create the profile and attempt to run the exe - and then just nothing happens.
Please allow us to investigate further.
I will be more than happy to assist in your research.
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Besides version 15.8, did you test with any other one?
Have you considered contacting the system manufacturer about this issue?
I've tried more than once with at least 4 different versions, including the latest 16.
The problem persisted.
I've also tried to contact Dell on the issue. They could not help me over the phone, with their option to transfer the computer to their lab for further investigation. However, since the computer was purchased w/o OS, they were not too much cooperative on that issue.
SergeyB, I don't know if it could be useful to solve your issue but, as it worked fine for me, I like to share...
I was in a similar situation as yours, only I have a Dell E6530, with the same N6205 network card.
I've tried the last Intel Proset package, and I've been able to uncheck the Adapter Switching setting, but still having the Wireless Radio turning Off upon wired LAN connected.
I've found a BIOS setting on my PC that did the job perfectly !
It is in the BIOS, under Power Management, Wireless Radio Control... just uncheck both settings and apply.
Hope it would work for you too.
Now I've unistalled Intel Proset management software, only leaving the last driver installed for the wireless card.
If you were looking for canonical definition of "you've made my day", here it is.
After numerous support calls to Dell, OS reinstallation, and hours of digging over the Internet and almost 2 years of frustration, it just worked.
There are 2 questions remaining:
1. Why the hell Dell think that disabling adapters upon wired network connection comes under category of Power Management rather than networking
2. How it comes that I hadn't managed to find it by myself. Probably also due to #1, but mostly due to being "too smart" (read stupid)
Joe, I appreciate your help. And sorry - it was OEM related.
Nice, I'm happy for that !
And about your questions...
#1 I don't really know
#2 it was not so easy to find... following this thread I've tried every suggested step, and more other suggestions taken from the web, without success...until the BIOS finding.
Thank you for the feedback.