The first thing I would try, if you have a laptop, is to disable the integrated (and faulty) network adapter from the BIOS.
If the above solution is not applicable, try to temporarily disable the network interface, use it's logical name with ip:
sudo ip link set wlp4s0 down
If this works, to make the change permanent, you'll have to run this command at ...
Click on the network indicador and then click on Network settings (or the closest to this - I'm running eOS in pt_BR). It'll open the network settings screen. Each network device shows a toggle on the top-right. Flipping this toggle will enable/disable the device.