To disconnect from the network


Open Network Connections


Right-click the connection you want to disconnect, and then do one of the following:

If it is a dial-up, VPN, or incoming connection, click Disconnect.

If it is a local area network connection, click Disable.


To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections

If you disconnect a local area connection, it disables the network adapter driver until the connection is reactivated.

Related Topics

Make a dial-up connection to your workplace by using a phone line

Make a virtual private network (VPN) connection

Make an incoming network connection

Make a local area connection

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