How to deactivate the wireless lan card

Andreas Känner andreas at
Wed Sep 22 07:12:57 UTC 2004

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:43:31 -0700, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at>  

> On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 09:45:34AM +0200, Andreas Känner wrote:
>> great to see that the wireless lan card in my notebook is recognized by
>> Ubuntu linux, but I don't have access to a wireless network, so I want  
>> to
>> deactivate the card. Is that possible at all?
> Go to Computer->System Configuration->Networking, enter your password,  
> and
> uncheck the "Active" checkbox next to it.

I have completely removed the wireless interface from Computer->System  
Configuration->Networking, but the wireless indicator LED on my Notebook  
(Maxdata Pro 8000X) just glows. There is a (hardware-) button next to the  
LED, but if I press it, nothing happens, The LED still glows. I think  
there must be a way to disable the wireless card completely...


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