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Windows 7: Internet Block


16 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Internet Block

Good Morning,

How can I block all Internet traffic in and out, temporarily?

I have tried using Internet Connection in the Control Panel. It blocks everything quite effectively, only that block is forever! Enabling it does not work and I have to re-boot to be able to access the Internet again.

At worst I can install Commodo's firewall, or Zone Alarm which both have such a utility built-in, but I would prefer another solution.

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16 Jul 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Cheemag

Welcome to Seven Forums
How about powering the modem and router off whenever you want to go offline?

Regards
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16 Jul 2010   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

...or just unplug it from the computer?

what sort of modem or router do you have?

ethernet? usb? wireless?
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16 Jul 2010   #4

all windows and tiger
 
 

You could just turn you wifi off or disable the wifi/rj45 adapter.
What is your goal?
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16 Jul 2010   #5

Win7/XP
 
 

...or just disable the interface.

Go to network connections, right click on the interace and chose DISABLE.
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16 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank you all, but all of these are too long-winded (I'm lazy).

As I said, disabling Internet Connection is not a Good Idea as it cannot be re-enabled without a re-boot (on my machine anyway).

I solved it by installing Commodo Firewall and disabling the Windows one.
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20 Jul 2010   #7

all windows and tiger
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Thank you all, but all of these are too long-winded (I'm lazy).

As I said, disabling Internet Connection is not a Good Idea as it cannot be re-enabled without a re-boot (on my machine anyway).

I solved it by installing Commodo Firewall and disabling the Windows one.

Sounds like you have a bit of a virus left over and maybe a corrupted winsock.
But if you have it working you way you like it..its all good.
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21 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metaldragon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Thank you all, but all of these are too long-winded (I'm lazy).

As I said, disabling Internet Connection is not a Good Idea as it cannot be re-enabled without a re-boot (on my machine anyway).

I solved it by installing Commodo Firewall and disabling the Windows one.

Sounds like you have a bit of a virus left over and maybe a corrupted winsock.
But if you have it working you way you like it..its all good.
No virus, altho' I don't know about the WinSock.

I had the same problem on the XP machine. Although it didn't require a re-boot to rejoin the Net, it did take some minutes to do so.

Thanks for your response.

Regards, Cheemag

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This forum does not apparently allow you to edit the subject line (?)
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21 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Cheemag,

I've marked it for you. In future, in order to have one of your threads marked as Solved or to request that the title of it be modified, please report it using the red triangle at the top right of the post. State your request, and a Staff Member will have a look.
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22 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi Cheemag,

I've marked it for you. In future, in order to have one of your threads marked as Solved or to request that the title of it be modified, please report it using the red triangle at the top right of the post. State your request, and a Staff Member will have a look.
'Ey up.

Noted. Thanks.

73, Jim




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