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How to delay USB WiFi adapter in XP.

by Daleheart / May 30, 2012 12:01 PM PDT

I am working with a PC running Windows XP SP3. This computer runs some special 3rd party software that requires me to disconnect/disable my tenda USB WiFi adapter while the software starts. Once the program loads I can plug it back in / enable WiFi adapter to reconnect to the wireless internet. Basically, I need to automate this process for when I reboot the PC remotely. I need to somehow disable WiFi network adapter for about 5 minutes while the PC starts to insure the 3rd party software has a chance to start, then have it reenable the network adapter. I figured i could use a batch file in the startup folder but don't know the necessary commands for disabling network adapter, waiting x minutes, then reenabling it.

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What is that?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 31, 2012 6:27 AM PDT

What is that special 3rd party software, and why does it need wifi to be disabled before it loads?

Is this a work-based computer? If so I would first see what the IT people say.


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That would be the NET STOP command.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2012 8:57 AM PDT

For more detail, look at and NET STOP WINDOWS XP

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