airport card...on/off

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by pnz999, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. pnz999 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2002
    I have a wirless router..which mean its has both Ethernet and Wi Fi 802.11b and airport laptop.

    Just wondering, Can I disable my airport (wifi) if I direct plug an Ethernet into the laptop.. (because Ethernet is "safer" than wireless when doing online shopping)
  2. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001
    Yes. Just go up to your menu bar's AirPort icon and select the "Turn AirPort Off" option. Then, plug your ethernet in. If you have DHCP enabled on your Ethernet router, you shouldn't have to do anything else.
  3. conceptdev macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2002

    In OSX go to your airport status in the menu bar and then select airport off.

    Then proceed to system preferences, then select network, pick ethernet from the pull down menu with "show:" eside it and make sure your ethernet is configured for your router.

    I have never really bothered with OS9 but I imagine the process wouldn't be all that different.

    Happy christmas shopping.

    (clearly I need to improve my typing speed)

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