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Windows 7: Can I disable my Wireless Network Connection?

13 Dec 2011   #1
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Can I disable my Wireless Network Connection?

Hi,

I have been using Windows 7 for a little over a week and today while exploring it some more I noticed I have two network connections listed under Network Connections.

(1) Local Area Connection -- Realtek PCIe GDE Family Controller

and

(2) Wireless Network Connection -- 802.11n Wireless LAN Card

The only computer in the house is mine so I am curious if I can just disable the '802.11n Wireless LAN Card' without causing any problems?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever


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13 Dec 2011   #2
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

If your computer is connected via a cable there are generally no problems with disabling the wireless connection.

You can do this from Control Panel|Network and Sharing Centre, Click on change adapter settings, right click the wireless connection, left click on disable.

If your computer is a laptop then there is usually a button on the side or front that will also disable wireless.

hth
Tanya
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14 Dec 2011   #3
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Tanyam,

Thank you very much for your response. I didn't think it would be a problem but I felt it would be better to double-check with computer savvy folks like yourself.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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