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Windows 7: Is it possible to physically disable the network card?

04 Nov 2014   #1

Win7 Pro SP1 64
Is it possible to physically disable the network card?


I procrastinate uncontrollably when there's an internet connection available.
So I figured:

1. Disable built-in network card
2. Buy USB network card
3. Give the network card to a roommate whenever I need to study etc.

For first I need to physically disable my built-in network card in my Lenovo E530. Is it somehow possible? I don't care going to extremes such as hurting it etc.


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04 Nov 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi .. You should be able to Disable the Card in the Device Manager ...

As for using it in another Computer it would have to be compatible ...

Maybe the Manual might be of some Help ...

Some Network Cards are Integrated into the Motherboard ...
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04 Nov 2014   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Not a Physical way but go into Control Panel/Network and there you can disconnect your network setup.
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04 Nov 2014   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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05 Nov 2014   #5

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

None of the above "physically" disable the card - except your own option 3.

Other ways include pulling the Ethernet cable (though that physically disconnects your network access and not the card). Or unplug the router/modem from the wall and have your roommate lock it up where you cannot get it.

That said, it seems admitting your obsession is the first step and perhaps getting some professional help (and there's no shame in that) to control your obsession - before it consumes you and destroys opportunities ahead of you - would be best.
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