[Solved] Uninstall WIfi Driver? / disable auto connect

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Scott65
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[Solved] Uninstall WIfi Driver? / disable auto connect

Post by Scott65 »

Hi.

I have an on-board network card and I also use a USB hi-gain antenna, and Mint keeps trying to auto-connect to any and every network in the neighborhood with the on-board card, and it won't stay off!!! I hit the botton to off-- but it just comes right back on and tries to connect to whomever whenever even though I'm already connected with the USB, and the on-board card forces the USB to disconnect everytime.

If I tell the on-board OFF-- why does it suddenly turn on when it detects some new network's signal??

I can't hit the configure button to tell it to stop auto-connect because it's always grayed out unless it's connected....???????????

How do I permenantly stop it from auto-connecting? Or just shut it off permanently? How do I uninsall the %&^%&$^& driver permanently? Is there a different program(s) I can use to manage the connections?


* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 (rev 34)
==> PCI ID = 8086:008a (rev 34)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any <---- I WANT THIS TO SAY OFF!!!!!!! JUST FREGGIN' OFF!!!!! not "any"
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 24:b6:fd:1a:f5:eb
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:46 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1920 (1.9 KB) TX bytes:1920 (1.9 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 4c:eb:42:13:01:91
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:33 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:180 (180.0 B) TX bytes:7430 (7.4 KB)
Last edited by Scott65 on Sat May 12, 2012 4:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
remoulder
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Re: Uninstall WIfi Driver?

Post by remoulder »

Can you not just disable the onboard in the BIOS?
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Re: Uninstall WIfi Driver?

Post by Scott65 »

Nope. I wish, but there isn't an option for the onboard wifi card.

I did find a solution after searching gnome.org

So for the record, if anyone else has this problem:

in directory: /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections

delete all the files labeled Auto-[whatever].
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