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Right then. I have a problem on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L1310g.

This (old) machine is constructed with a ("feature") physical button that activates the wireless internet.

  • When pressed XP starts finding available networks.
  • When not pressed; XP says no networks are available.

Pretty stupid, especially because this button must be pressed EVERY TIME a user logs in to his/her account.

I would like to bypass this button - and I have googled forever without finding anything useful.

So I looked into my Task Manager and observed what happens when I hit this button. As follows

  • a.) Cmd starts a process
  • b.) net.exe starts a process
  • c.) net1.exe starts a process
  • d.) within seconds all three processes disappear from Task Manager.

So! What I was wondering is this - IS IT POSSIBLE TO SOMEHOW RECORD OR CAPTURE WHAT GOES ON IN THIS CMD-PROCESS?? Say, have some application running before I press this (ridiculous) button and then have a print of the cmd-process that I could copy and save in a .vbs and run at start-up. Or does this mean I have to go to Cal-Tech (Calcutta) for a couple of semesters? Obi-Wan, where are you now?

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Use Process Explorer (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx). Find out from where this cmd process starts. Make it run whenever you log in. –  kgiannakakis Jul 6 '11 at 10:54
    
Is it a normal keyboard button or a Special Toggle button ? –  Lamb Dec 24 '12 at 6:34
    
@ Lamb: it is a Special Toggle button. Do you have an idea? –  morganF Jan 3 '13 at 1:55
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Like kgiannakakis said in their comment, Process Explorer should be able to show you where the process starts. Use that to find what it runs and add a shortcut to it to your startup folder.

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First thing; my apologies for posting at the wrong forum (stackoverflow). Second: I used Process Explorer (ahead of the game :-) ) for observing what happens when I hit this wifi-button - but since the process disappears shortly after it stars (very few seconds), I have no idea of how to study the phenomenon more closely? Or how to access/read the command that seems connected with cmd and the net.exe- + net1.exe-files –  morganF Jul 7 '11 at 19:33
    
UPDATE. It seems that the cmd and net(1).exe runs as a part of a program called XPFix.exe (after some googling, I assume this is a controller for the WLAN-unit in the computer). I also managed to take some screendumps of the process-info (in Process Explorer) but it doesn't really make any sense to me. A lot of 'Directories', 'keys', and 'Mutants' are listed but I have no idea what I can do with this information. I'm still at a loss. –  morganF Jul 7 '11 at 21:34
    
What does the Device Manger say the name of the wireless chip is? –  Tyler Faile Jul 7 '11 at 21:58
    
@ James: It's called "Ralink RT 2500 Wireless LAN Card" –  morganF Jul 8 '11 at 9:49
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