I am planning on building my new rig, and I have a noob question about the P5K Deluxe inbuilt Wi-Fi. Can it be turned off?
I am sure it can, but before I purchase I just wanted to check. I use a wired network at home, and have no need for Wi-Fi (yet). The P5K board has got good write ups, and the eSATA ports also make a good purchase. I just worry about putting out a unencrypted wireless signal.
I have a P5B-Deluxe WiFi, and yes you can disable the onboard WiFi, I'm pretty sure it's the same for teh P5K. Also, the wireless is a USB based daughter card that attaches to the motherboard in a standard 9-pin connector such as the front panel USB connections. This means that if you don't want the WiFi and have a spare USB plate handy you can add more USB ports in an extra PCI slot.