Nice flame war you have going here. My husband has a Dell pc which seems to have a built in wireless card. It's not listed separately in the BIOS so I can't disable it there. Yesterday he started seeing other computers listed in his Network Status. We've figured out they are our neighboors using the free wireless access we have on our apt complex. Our network is wired and we prefer it that way for secuity reasons. Husband is paranoid that the neighboors can see his pc the way he sees theirs. What can I shut down in Windows 7 to block the wireless? I found 2 autoconfig WLAN services that I've shut down. Are there any more I need to check? Disabling the wireless card in the device manager is useless as Windows simply re-installs it during the next boot. I'd like NOT to have to install another network card w/o wireless on this nearly new computer to solve this issure. Can anyone recommend a good web forum for Windows 7 issues? This newsgroup seems to have been over run by trolls. TIA.