arc touch mouse and wifi

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  1. absresin

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    I use the arc touch mouse with my SP3. No usb dongle so must be blu tooth I guess. Noticed it doesn't work when I connect SP3 via ethernet cable and turn off wi fi via air plane mode. Is this normal? Thanks for any info
     
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    Airplane mode turns off bluetooth, no different to on a phone.

    If you need to disable wifi when connected via ethernet then just disable the connection in network and sharing centre->change adaptor settings (i've been on win 10 so long that i am hazy, but i think that's the location)
     
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    thanks so much, airplane mode = no blutooth. Will try leaving wi fi on when hooking to ethernet. thanks again
     
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    I experienced the same moment of revelation not too long ago. I use a bluetooth keyboard but use the onboard bluetooth instead of the usb dongle and hit airplane mode simply as a means of resetting the wifi, and lost the keyboard so had to get up off the couch and turn airplane mode back off.
     
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    Ha ha ha this is so funny. :)
     
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    No, you don't need to keep your wifi on while connected to ethernet. If you turn it off your bluetooth mouse will continue working, same as mine does.
     

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