Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I just found on my new laptop something new to me - "wireless LAN radio". Wonder what it is doing on my little laptop? Is it more safer to turn if off on my new laptop?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

This is just fancy name for Wireless card.

Whether you will turn it on depends on whether you wish to connect to some wireless network. If wireless radio is turned off, there is no possibility of connecting.

You may consider turning it of if you are not using wireless anyhow and you wish to extend your battery life (although not by much - if it is not used, it is asleep anyhow).

share|improve this answer
    
Definition of wireless LAN: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_LAN –  brandstaetter Nov 18 '09 at 7:27
    
Thanks! Do you guys agree with each other or not? –  Tim Nov 18 '09 at 16:52

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.