# How to permanently, unfixably disable wireless internet? [duplicate]

I have a problem with internet addiction. (Yes, really.) I have internet access on my cellphone, which I don't abuse, but having internet on my laptop basically makes me completely non-productive.

In the past I fixed this by going into /sbin and doing rm iw* if*, which makes it impossible to get internet back because to get those files back needs a liveCD and to get a liveCD requires internet; I gave a liveCD copy to a responsible friend in case of emergency.

However, I recently got a new laptop and upgraded to 12.10. I'm having trouble completely disabling the wireless. I tried removing nt-* but this had no effect - the applet is gone, but the laptop still automatically connects. I tried removing iw* if* and /usr/sbin/NetworkManager, but after doing that and rebooting, Xorg mysteriously just blackscreened, so I had to use a liveCD to copy the files back. X now works, but I still have internet access.

All help appreciated :)

## marked as duplicate by Seth♦, Amith KK, Eliah Kagan, hhlp, user76204 Feb 10 '13 at 19:17

• Remove the wireless adapter and give it to your responsible friend. – Mechanical snail Feb 10 '13 at 0:53
• Have you considered going to a therapist rather than searching for a technical solution to a non-technical issue? – gertvdijk Feb 10 '13 at 0:53
• Possible Duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/647/44179 – Seth Feb 10 '13 at 1:04
• I think you should switch to 12.04 since 12.10 has alot of internet intergration.... – Kamerom Feb 10 '13 at 1:28