View Full Version : Re: How to temporarily disable network/Internet connection?

Neil Harrington
04-25-08, 08:21 PM
"Steve Winograd" <bc070521m@comcast.net> wrote in message
> On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 00:04:48 -0400, "Neil Harrington"
> <neil@private.address> wrote:
>>The Windows XP Home computer in my living room is connected by Ethernet
>>cable to my D-Link DI-524 wireless router, my access point, which is
>>connected to my Motorola SB5120 cable modem. The WinXP Home system in my
>>office has a D-Link wireless PCI card, and the Win2000 Pro system in my
>>bedroom has a D-Link wireless USB device.
>>The cable modem and access point are always on. Occasionally I would like
>>temporarily disable the network and Internet connection on one computer,
>>mostly when I am playing a game that's very demanding of computer
>>because I don't want things like my McAfee Security Suite, Weather
>>etc., coming in and using my CPU and HDD.
>>How best to do this? In Control Panel I see that under Internet Gateway I
>>can disable my Internet connection, and under LAN or High-Speed Internet I
>>can disable my Local Area connection. Should I do both, or only one? Is
>>there likely to be any problem reestablishing the connection afterward?
> Disable the Local Area connection.
> Don't disable the Internet Gateway. The Internet Gateway is your
> D-Link router, and disabling it tells the router to disconnect itself
> from the Internet. That would cut off Internet access by all of the
> computers.
> --
> Best Wishes,
> Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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Steve, thanks very much for your reply. I realize it was nearly a month ago,
but it just now showed up here for some reason. I much appreciate the