How to Disable the Wireless Network Card in a Laptop

To learn how to disable the wireless network card in a laptop does not require a technical degree in Information Systems. The Windows operating system provides an easy interface to perform this task. A novice end-user can complete this routine function in a couple of minutes rather quickly and easily.  To accomplish task, two methods are includes, one for the the category view, used in the Vista Windows operating system and one for the classic view (which is usually valid for the earlier versions of the Windows operating system), in which to accomplish this task in the Home edition of Windows Vista.

To Disable the Wireless Network Card in a Laptop, you will need:

  • Laptop with wireless Network Card
  • Microsoft Windows operating system

 

  1. In a Vista Operating System laptop, start-up your laptop.
  2. Click the Start button on the taskbar.
  3. Select the Control Panel and click.
  4. Setup as a category view, go to the Network and Internet Section and double-click the View Network Status and Tasks.
  5. Select and click Manage Network Connections.
  6. Locate and select the Wireless Network Card Icon, then right-click and select Disable. (Based on how the permissions are set-up on your laptop, a window may appear asking for your permission, click continue). Once the process is completed, the Wireless Network Card is disabled.  

Or

  1. Setup as a classic view, select the Network and Internet Section and double-click. The Network and Sharing Center screen will appear.
  2. On the task bar, Select and click Manage network connections.
  3. Locate and select the Wireless Network Card Icon, then right-click and select Disable. (Based on how the permissions are set-up on your laptop, a window may appear asking for your permission, click continue). Once the process is completed, the Wireless Network Card is disabled.  

 

 

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