Disable Wi-Fi on Mac OS X Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by therealboona, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. therealboona macrumors newbie

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    Jul 26, 2011
    #1
    Hi,

    I am fairly new to Mac's and I work within an IT department. I am looking to ensure that our Mac's are as secure as possible and that threats from external users are minimised.

    Does anyone know a way to disable Wi-Fi within Lion, so that users (that will have local admin rights) can not turn it back on?

    Thanks.
     
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    The easiest way would be to not have the users have admin rights to the system.

    Then disable wi-fi in the settings and lock the pref pane with the padlock.
     
  3. brijazz macrumors 6502

    brijazz

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    Jul 31, 2008
    #3
    +1. If your goal is security, why would you give every user access to the <b>entire</b> system by granting admin rights?

    Also, the correct way to prevent a non-admin user from turning Wi-Fi on/off is to do the following:

    1) Open System Preferences->Network
    2) select Wi-Fi->Advanced
    3) check the three boxes underneath "Required administrator authorization to..."
     

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