Disabling Windows 7 Network Hardware

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The instructions below assume that you have already configured the network interfaces appropriately for the networks that you need to use.

Open Task Manager

  • RMB the task bar and select the "Start Task Manager"
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Select the Start Menu icon

  • Select the Network tab in the Task Manager
  • Select the Start menu:
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In the right column, RMB Computer

  • RMB Computer:
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At the bottom of the popup menu, select Properties

  • Select properties:
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In the top-left-corner of the new window , select Device Manager

  • Select Device Manager:
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In the new Device Manager window, expand Network Adapters

  • Click on the [+] to its left to expand the list of network devices:
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RMB on the appropriate network adapter device name.

There will be one entry for each of the network devices in your computer. Click the appropriate one with the RightMouseButton. In the popup menu, select Disable
  • Select Disable:
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  • Yes to Disable:
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Network goes away

  • Notice that no network is shown in Task Manager:
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Enable the other network interface

  • Click the appropriate network interface with the RightMouseButton. In the popup menu, select Enable:
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Your computer is now connected to the other network

  • Network is enabled:
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Topic revision: r4 - 14 Mar 2011, seb
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