what you're trying to accomplish.
If you have cable or DSL, disabling the card will prevent you from accessing the Net. Your first sentence tells it all, disabling the card will jeopardize your connection.
What problems are you having?
As a blanket statement to disable it, just remove it from the system board.
Telephony facts, analog/digital explained.
See the CNet faces behind the posts.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. - - Stephen W. Hawking
How do I disable the network card without jeapardizing my connecting ability? I made the mistake of deleting one thing, then another, then finally had to Add/Remove, setup, communications, in order to get back on the internet....
The reason I ask, is that I saw a long (old) thread on another site in which disabling the network card was the solution to the guy's internet 'Hanging' problems. See: http://forums.techguy.org/printthread.php?t=88887&page=2&pp=15 , page four.