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Disabling the wireless adapter of your Windows computer

If your computer comes with a built-in wireless adapter but you need to use a new external wireless adapter, you have to disable your built-in wireless adapter first to prevent conflicts on your network connection.  This article will show you how to disable the wireless adapter on your Windows computer.

NOTE:  In this example, the Windows Vista/7 operating system is used.

Step 1:
Click the Pearl  button.

Step 2:
Right-click on Computer then, select Properties.

 

Step 3:
Click on Device Manager.

Step 4:
Click the Network adapters category and right-click on the model number of your built-in wireless adapter.  Then, click Disable.

 

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 Your wireless adapter should now be disabled.

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