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Temporary internet disconnect

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228
Location
Potomac, MD
#1
Hi
Is there a quick way to disconnect and reconnect to the internet?
In some cases I would like to use the full computer for a local task and not devote resources to the internet or security programs.
I would like to keep the local network connections that consists of laptop computer, the desktop computer a shared external disk drive and a shared printer. Both computers are running Vista SP2. The router is ActionTec M1424WR .
Thanks
Frank C
 

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Yard Dog

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#2
Not use internet but be able to connect to other computers ? I do not think this is something you would just disable and re enable while still having networking enabled. Why not just not use internet ? The computer does not go onto the net by itself, you have to put an address in the navigation bar . Maybe someone has a " quick way " but, i do not see any " quick " way to accomplish that while still being able to connect to other computers.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png
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228
Location
Potomac, MD
#3
Thanks for the reply,
I am doing some DVD creation from VHS tapes and the process uses a lot of CPU. I thought if I could safely shut down the anti virus program and the firewall along with Spybot's resident (teatimer) the creation process would be faster.
I guess it is not worth the trouble.
Thanks
Frank C
 

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Yard Dog

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#4
I see no problem shutting those down, specially spybot with the TeaTimer, saves you some resources for sure. I just could not figure out how to stay connected to other computers , unless you straight wired to them, while turning off the network adaptors, but, yeah, go ahead and disable the firewall and antivirus if they use alot . Stay safe !!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png

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