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How to disable the internal wireless card.

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Follow these steps to disable the internal wireless card.

  1. Press the Windows Logo + X key combination, and then click Device Manager.
  2. In the Device Manager window, double-click Network adapters.
  3. Under Network adapters, right-click the Intel(R) Wireless-N or Broadcom device, and then click Disable.
  4. At the confirmation prompt, click Yes.

    NOTES:

    • There will be an arrow on the wireless network adapter pointing down indicating that the adapter is disabled.
    • To re-enable the wireless network adapter, repeat the steps above and in step 3, click Enable.