I'm updating this answer to reflect new images, since this was done on a laptop.
Click on the wireless icon on the top bar as shown in the image below, and
Then clock on Edit Connections.
Once the window opens, click on the wireless tab, and then click on the Edit button.
Unckeck the connect automatically radio button, and click Save. At this point you need to reboot your system
Once rebooted, you can see from the image below, that the wireless network is not connected. You have to enable it to be able to use it.
Now the wireless network can be enabled/disabled from terminal, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below to list all devices.
To block wireless, you type:
rfkill block <device_number>
To unblock you type:
rfkill unblock <device_number>
as shown in the image below.