I have an XP laptop with Wi-Fi issues - it connects / disconnects intermittently. Anyway, I bought a USB Wi-Fi that works well.
My security question are:
Is there a way to completely disable the built-in laptop's Wi-Fi adapter? I have disable Wireless Network Connection from Network Connections. I do not see the Wi-Fi adapter's connection, when I do
ipconfig /all; However, I'm concerned people with hacking tools are still somehow able to see and use that route into my computer.
When I'm not online through the USB Wi-Fi, I can still see my Ethernet adapter's Physical Address / MAC address when I do
ipconfig /all. Should I be concerned? How do I guard this piece of information?