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I'm trying to physically take out the network adapter of my IBM Thinkpad laptop model 2373RU1


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#1 andrewset

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:47 PM

I'm trying to physically take out the network adapter of my IBM Thinkpad laptop model 2373RU1. The network adapter is an Intel PRO/1000 MT located in "PCI bus 2, device 1, function 0" according to the Device Manager. I assume I have to unscrew something under the laptop and remove a card or something of some sort. Where might that be located? Thank you.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 06:57 PM

Chances are, the card is inegrated into the motherboard and is unremovable, why do you need to remove it?

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:06 PM

I want to take the laptop into the library to work without distraction, which includes making it impossible to get on the internet with it, wirelessly, so that even if I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to. There's probably some other way besides taking something out, in which case I'd like to hear it. Thank you.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 07:50 PM

If you are talking about a wireless NIC. Then yes. It is probably removable. It should be located under one of several panels on the bottom of the lap top. It will likely have a black & white wire attached. They pull straight up and off. Then there are two spring clips. One on either side of the card. Gently spread them apart. Then slide the card back and up out of the slot.

Or go to Network connections, left click on the proper icon and select disable.

OR, the easiest way. Exercise some self discipline while studying.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:45 PM

The question is which panel?

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:48 PM

The question is which panel?


Look for it. It will be quicker to unscrew a couple of panels and look for a mini card with a couple of antennae wires clipped to it than posting here and asking questions.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:07 PM

http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab341/AAL2423W/laptop.jpg
The aim is to make it impossible for one to utilize the internet on this laptop without the use of an external aid. (such as a removed network adapter or a USB drive containing a driver that the laptop absolutely requires in order to make use of its network adapter)




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