I have just got blue yonder cable broadband - I note in the flashing TV connection (bottom right)that the option to disconnect is not there only the option to disable. I appreciate it is an always on connection but I know that e.g. BT Broadband gives the option to disconnect just as in dial up via a right click on the connection icon. I cannot believe there is no way to disconnect from broadband without disabling the connection. Can anyone help Mike
yep I could do that of course but I am loth to believe I have to resort to that just to disconnect - as another option does anyone know how I can prevent it connecting automatically on start up - I have been into MSCONFIG and checked the start up tab but there is nothing obvious in it that I could stop
I think the option to disconnect is not there because you cant turn off the connection to the net from a Ethernet port only disable the connection to it,works pretty much the same way as disconnect.I dont think there will be an entry for it in msconfig as the port runs from device manager you could i suppose dissable it there.Also have you checked in network connections there may be a internet connection in there and you may need to tick show icon when connected for it to show on taskbar.
if you cannot use the monitor icon in the bottom right try going to network connections and there is a option to enable or disable in there i have a shortcut on my desktop because if it is always on i have had various attempts with trojans etc to gain access so although not paying extra if on all the time it is sometimes worth disabling to reduce intrusions attempts