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Windows 7: I want to disable Wireless on my Laptop completely

24 Jan 2010   #1
awaisuk

Windows Vista
 
 
I want to disable Wireless on my Laptop completely

I want to disable Wireless on my Laptop completely

I have a Laptop which I dont want people using the internet on. So I need to disable the Wireless completely so there is no way of enabling it again without me using it.

I know I can just uninstall the wireless drivers, but is there a better way?

For example, when I am not on the laptop the Wireless is completely disabled and cannot be enable in ANYWAY....while I am on the computer I have the option to enable it.

Is there anything like that?


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24 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You could disable it in the BIOS, and set a supervisor password.
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24 Jan 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

An easier way would be to take the encryption key out. When you need to use it, just type it back in.
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24 Jan 2010   #4
awaisuk

Windows Vista
 
 

How can I do it in BIOS? I dont see a Wireless feature there.....

Well I want it completely disabled so it cant be used on any wireless networkds.....so encryption will not work.
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25 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Check the manual for possible location in BIOS.
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25 Jan 2010   #6
tippee

Windows 7
 
 

why dont you just remove the wireless card driver? no one would think of that
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25 Jan 2010   #7
awaisuk

Windows Vista
 
 

Well it will take too long to put it back when I want to use it again.
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25 Jan 2010   #8
tippee

Windows 7
 
 

not if you kept a copy of the driver on a memory stick, encrypted folder ect. takes seconds to install.
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25 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What about limiting internet access via the router? you can set what day and time you don't want internet access.
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