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No wifi feature on labtop/notebook ?

by frjones12 / December 10, 2011 4:55 AM PST

I would like to purchase a laptop/notebook that does not support wifi feature. If there is any such computing product available, the information will be of much value to me. The product does not have to be a new version; I will accept an out-dated kind. I am mainly looking for something that does not have ready accessibility to the internet but supports the other features such as MS word and so forth.If you can help me, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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This is very easy to accomodate.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 4:59 AM PST

Almost all laptops I've seen (100% so far) have the wifi in a little card you can unplug and get what you want.

HOWEVER since these laptops have USB or card slots, support for wifi would still exist if some user had the USB wifi or PC-Card to plug in.

And if I take your request LITERALLY, I have to go back to 80286 laptops before they have no wifi support whatsoever.

Are you looking for a DOS or CP/M laptop?

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Believe it will be difficult if not impossible to find a
by VAPCMD / December 10, 2011 8:31 AM PST

new laptop that doesn't have or support wi-fi.

The good news is you can easily and always disable the wi-fi feature.

Believe you would really miss the boat by basing your laptop buying on one that had no wi-fi capability.


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This'll work . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 10, 2011 9:07 PM PST

In the laptop, go into the BIOS and disable the wi-fi card and the USB ports (per Bob's remarks). Now create a strong BIOS password. Reboot. Now you have no wi-fi or any way to plug in any USB wireless adapter. And only you can get into the BIOS. At least not without getting into the laptop.

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