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

    Jul 26, 2011

    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?

  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    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


    Jul 31, 2008
    +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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