Removing Airport card in mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DrPepsi, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. DrPepsi macrumors newbie

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    I currently replaced my 09 MacBook pro with a brand new iMac. I plan to use my mcp as pretty much a back up computer doing my banking on and backing up my work documents, but am concerned about viruses and whatnot. So I thought about removing the airport card from it. I guess the question is "will it function properly if I remove the airport card from it?" and if so does anyone know how to?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Having your machine compromised in some way has little to nothing to do with the airport card in or out of it.
     
  3. DrPepsi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So it will still run perfectly fine without it? Minus the wifi capability
     
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  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Unless you break something when you're taking it out. What I'm saying is that removing the wireless card is not really going to help you in terms of security. It's pointless removing it in the first place.
     
  6. DrPepsi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I was talking to the guy at the local Mac store and he was trying to sell me virus protection and he said they can always hack in even if you turn wifi off. So I was thinking if I just took out the part that gives it wifi capability it would completely cut them off from trying to hack me. Ya know?
     
  7. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Not worth the risk of taking the card out. Just turn Airport off. No way to turn it back on unless you do it yourself.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No, I have no idea what you are going on about. If your computer is connected to the internet, it can be compromised. If you have an online banking account it can be compromised regardless if your computer is connected to the internet or not.

    You are wasting your time.
     
  9. DrPepsi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use quicken to keep track of my taxes and all my accounts. I put everything in manually and do it all myself. I just don't want my computer to be online or even able to get online. For security purposes only. I just want to know if removed the card if it would actually work?
     
  10. RoyalFlushAK(s) macrumors member

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    Yes, your computer will work just fine. Make sure you don't break something else inside.

    RFlush,
     

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