disconecting win 7 fron internet connection

  jon2 18:46 29 Oct 2011

I am new to win 7, is there a way that I can switch off my internet connection from the desktop

  john bunyan 19:02 29 Oct 2011

If connected by ethernet cable to a modem / router, just take out the cable plug.That way no settings are disturbed.

  john bunyan 19:03 29 Oct 2011
  birdface 19:09 29 Oct 2011

File.Work Offline.

  rdave13 19:10 29 Oct 2011

Click the internet connection in the notification area and select open network and sharing center, select change adapter setting on the left and right click Local Area Connection. Select Create a Shortcut, then you will get a bewildering notification from Windows saying it can't create a short cut here but would you like it on your desktop? Select yes. Now you have the LAN icon on the desktop just right-click it and select disable. To enable again then right-click and select enable.

  jon2 10:10 30 Oct 2011

Many thanks for all your tips, I shall be giving them a try shortly.

  gengiscant 10:55 30 Oct 2011

john bunyan's first answer has got to be the simplest if you must do it.

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