MSI Please create bios for X570 Tomahawk Wifi that will allow to disable wifi and bluetooth.

johnr3184

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MSI Please please create a bios for the X570 Tomahawk Wifi to disable onboard wifi and bluetooth.
 
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Alan J T

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You should already have that option in the BIOS is under advanced setting onboard peripherals
 

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Only option is to disable LAN. Starting to wonder...for those having issues with Wireless mice...if the 2.4 band is interfering, causing the mouse to jump around a bit. When I installed Windows 10 for the first time...the install also installed the wireless drivers...so I have LAN and WAN both enabled at the same time
 

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Only option is to disable LAN. Starting to wonder...for those having issues with Wireless mice...if the 2.4 band is interfering, causing the mouse to jump around a bit. When I installed Windows 10 for the first time...the install also installed the wireless drivers...so I have LAN and WAN both enabled at the same time
I disabled the WAN and just have the wireless I think one of the problem is that people do not know they have to update both the Wireless and Bluetooth at the same time if they only do the Wireless or the Bluetooth only there can be problems
 

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WLAN is the term you want to use -- Wireless LAN.
WAN is something else entirely -- Wide area network.
 

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In any case, as I said in the identical thread you opened yesterday, you can disable the device in the OS
 

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In any case, as I said in the identical thread you opened yesterday, you can disable the device in the OS
You do understand the difference between BIOS/UEFI and OS, right? John asked for the option in BIOS. Maybe he doesn't want the OS even know the HW exists?
Only better option would be giving us hardware switches on the motherboard backplate, which isn't something you can do easily after product launch; bios update would be rather doable.
 

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WLAN is the term you want to use -- Wireless LAN.
WAN is something else entirely -- Wide area network.
Potato Tomato you get the gist and the setting is in the bios just have to turn off wifi and it kills Bluetooth as well.
It be right here in the BIOS
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You do understand the difference between BIOS/UEFI and OS, right? John asked for the option in BIOS. Maybe he doesn't want the OS even know the HW exists?
Only better option would be giving us hardware switches on the motherboard backplate, which isn't something you can do easily after product launch; bios update would be rather doable.
And if I an not mistaken but was you not asking a while back about how to use the actual BIOS. I will admit the BIOS is a bit of a rats maze and not easy to navigate
 

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You do understand the difference between BIOS/UEFI and OS, right? John asked for the option in BIOS. Maybe he doesn't want the OS even know the HW exists?
Only better option would be giving us hardware switches on the motherboard backplate, which isn't something you can do easily after product launch; bios update would be rather doable.
Yes I do understand the difference between BIOS/UEFI and OS; anyway the goal for OP in the other post (duplicate) was to easily distinguish 2 different WiFi chips (he said was planning to install a PCIe).
Since I have no such motherboard and he claimed the BIOS do not have the capability to disable the chip, I proposed an alternative solution even if suboptimal
Never the less as @Alan J T clearly showed the BIOS allows to disable the WLAN ...
Regarding switches on the backplate ... sure we can also go back to the time when you had to plan all the IRQs based on how many expansion cards you were installing and set them with jumpers.
 

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Regarding switches on the backplate ... sure we can also go back to the time when you had to plan all the IRQs based on how many expansion cards you were installing and set them with jumpers.
Oh no way not ever that was nightmare territory.:what?::what?::what?::dope-slap::dope-slap:
 

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Well, that is an interesting omission done by MSI. Should be easy enough to implement in future BIOS.
 

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Your joking how did they manage to leave that out is kind of a boner move.
Don't get me started on MSI and their poor BIOS's....

This wouldn't surprise me, if I'm honest.
Best I can suggest is contacting MSI directly about the issue. Posting here won't do much unfortunately.
See : >>How to contact MSI.<<
 

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I'd love to know the reasoning behind that. Maybe Tomahawk owners should raise a stink on Reddit or Facebook?

If things don't get better soon on my mobo that cost me around 400€ when new (early adopter tax), I will not have any intention to buy anything from MSI again or recommend their products to anyone. And what is my reasoning? Craptastic end user experience.
 

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I'd love to know the reasoning behind that. Maybe Tomahawk owners should raise a stink on Reddit or Facebook?

If things don't get better soon on my mobo that cost me around 400€ when new (early adopter tax), I will not have any intention to buy anything from MSI again or recommend their products to anyone. And what is my reasoning? Craptastic end user experience.
I agree completely, except I won't be waiting for things to get better soon. I've already made up my mind that this will be my first and last piece of MSI hardware.
 
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