I have an older laptop running Fedora 14 the internal wireless adapter failed.
When I tried to access the network the laptop would freeze.
Removing the battery was the only way to shut it down.
I installed a external adapter in the card slot which works great.
However when the computer is started it starts both adapters
even though I went into Start/System/Administration/Network and unchecked for the failed adapter:
"Controlled by NetworkManager" and "Activate device when computer starts" and deleted the device from the list.
It still starts when I start the computer. Even with the external power switch for the failed adapter turned off.
It appears the computer is trying to read both adapters and really slows down the speed and periodically freezes.
If I click on the network Icon on the panel and click disconnect for the failed adapter everything works great.
There is no option in the bios to disable the adapter.
Can anyone point me in the direction where I could tell Fedora not to use it.
Thanks In Advance
---------- Post added at 10:30 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:40 AM ----------
I found the instructions on the internet as to how to physically remove the wireless adapter. It was under a cover under the keyboard.