I've been working through the various threads on the subject of physical wireless switches disabling wireless interfaces for the last hour, but I've yet to find one that answers my particular issue.
I have an Acer laptop with an inbuilt Intel wireless nic which I use for everyday connections. I also have an Alfa USB nic for pen testing and for problematic wireless links where shouting the loudest often resolves connection drops.
In previous releases the physical wireless switch has only disabled the inbuilt nic (Which is what I want to do to save some battery life). In the latest builds the functionality has changed to disable all network interfaces. What I'd like to do is bring the former usage scenario back for my laptop and effectively exclude the Alfa interface from the rfkill list.
Does anyone know if this is possible and / or even if this is the right approach to take with this issue?