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How to disable wireless in Windows 7

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My Asus laptop came with Intel My WifI Technology which allows you to share your wifi by using your laptop as an access point, but I will never use this feature so I downloaded the wireless driver off Intel's webstie without the Intel wireless software. The only problem I have now is that I don't have the option to turn on/off the wireless now that I had with the other driver.

Is this normal for Windows 7 to not have an option to turn off wirless when right clicking on the wireless icon in the taskbar? When I right click on the Wireless Icon I get 2 options, Troubleshoot problems and Open Network and Sharing Center. For those of you with a wirless adapter in your computer/laptop, what options show up when you right click the wireless icon in the taskbar?
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Right click the icon in the taskbar, click open network and sharing center. Click on the connection, select disable. Hope this helps smile.gif

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Edited by polm - 1/31/12 at 7:39pm
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right click on the icon in the taskbar and select "Open Network and Sharing Center" click on "change adapter settings" choose your adabpter and right click on it and see what options it has, you should be able to disable it smile.gif try that
Edited by stubass - 1/31/12 at 7:46pm
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Yes I already know how to disable it that way, but before with the intel wireless software, there was an option when you right click on the intel wireless my wifi icon in taskbar(it's gone now since I only installed the driver now) showing "wifi on" or "wifi off."

So I guess if you just install the driver without the intel pro software, you won't be able to do that anymore?
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instal Intel My WifI Technology again, use the custom install and see if you can just install the features you want maybe smile.gif
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