I have a weak (having to reconnect frequently) "Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300" built-in WiFi module in my Dell E5500 laptop and prefer to use a PCMCIA "Atheros AR5008" instead.
On Windows I just switch the laptop's wireless switch to off and the built-in module gets disabled (while Atheros (D-Link, actually) drivers just ignore it). But XUbuntu 11.10 understands the wireless switch and disables all the WiFi modules, including the PCMCIA one.
How to disable the built-in one without disabling the PCMCIA one in this case?
I don't want to have both of them (as I do now). Would be cool If I could switch them on and off easily and in an instant, as I can do in Windows.