If you want to disable internet connectivity for some time or during events, you can easily do it manually or by using some third party tools. Switching off the Internet can give you benefits, because no one can use your system for any bad purpose. Or if you hand over your laptop to your kids, No Internet Access may be useful for you, so that you are sure your kid isn’t using the Internet for any inappropriate reason. Let’s see how to stop the Internet temporarily and re-enable it quickly.
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Block Internet access to a specific program
You can disable a few programs from connecting to the Internet. Because there are some programs which are private for you, and you don’t want anyone to get through them and use those programs. So here is how to disable the Internet Connectivity for those particular programs.
First of all, open Control Panel and go to System and Security, and then Windows Firewall. Here in the left-hand window, you’ll find an option for “allow an app or feature through Windows firewall” and open it.
If you see a list of all programs using Windows Firewall, you can uncheck the box of each program for which you do not want Windows Firewall access. I unchecked the checkbox of Mozilla Firefox to show you how it works.
Open the Firefox browser and type in any URL, you’ll see it is not opening for me, and gives the message for no internet access.
Turn off internet access by disabling your connection
The internet connection you are using can be manually disconnected for whatever length you want it to disconnect from going to the Control Panel. You can enable it again if you need it enabled.
Go to Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center and from the left hand window open the Network Adapter Settings.
Then choose the connection to which you are connected, open it, and there you’ll see its properties and status. Click on “Disable” to make it disabled. Your system will be disabled from Internet Access. You can enable it by going to the same location and double clicking on your connection. It will shortly be enabled for you.
Turn off the Internet using Net Disabler app
If you don’t like to do many steps manually to make your Internet Access stop temporarily, you can do it easily by using the Third-Party tool. Net Disabler fulfills your need for this. Netdibsaler is a free tool to disable Internet Connectivity for Microsoft Services. It’s 32bit and 64bit, both versions are available for Windows.
On its start up, the window of Net Disabler will show you 3 options that show how you want to disable your Internet Connection. Select any one of them, which will be best for you. Then click on “Apply Settings” after selecting an option.
And do the same for restoring the Internet Access, uncheck the check box and hit the button of “Apply Settings”. You’ll again have Internet Access on your System
The menu option of Net disabler has other options. Network Adapters can be viewed in the Menu. You can set up a password if you want to stop accessing your App of some unauthorized service. The Device Manager and Firewall Settings are also there for you in the Menu of Net Disabler.
It is compatible with almost every version of Windows.
Use any method you’ll find easy and best to stop access on the Internet for some time. It is very easy to stop Internet Connectivity and get it back whenever you need it back.
So which method would you prefer to block Internet Access temporarily?