I have an old desktop computer running Windows 7 that is connected to the internet with a lan cable. The computer does not have built in Wifi/wireless connection capability. So I bought online one of those small USB Wifi adapter to add wireless capability to it
However, since my computer is getting internet via the lan cable, it is not using the Wifi adapter, even tho its on and searching for wireless networks all the time.
So my question is, should I disable the Wifi adapter in the network devices when im not using it, to prevent early wear of it or something? and only enable it if I need a wireless connection? or it doesnt matter?