How to Disable Internet in Windows? in 2 Ways

How to Disable Internet in Windows? in 2  Ways
How to Disable Internet in Windows? in 2 Ways

How to Disable Internet in Windows? In many cases, we need to disable internet in our computer/laptop. So, here we are going to discuss about how to Disable Internet Access in Windows. These steps will lead to disconnect you completely from internet. Don’t worry. You will be completely able to re-connect to internet in some clicks whenever you want to. You can also Block Internet Access for some of your installed program in windows. Read it here.

  • Open control panel from your start menu.
    • Open Control Panel in Windows
  • You can open Network and Sharing Center from Control Panel in two ways:
    • (1) If you are using Large Icons or Small Icons then you will find Network and Sharing Center option directly.
      • How to Disable Internet in Windows - Network and Sharing Center 1
    • (2) If you are using Category, click on Network and Internet and then click on Network and Sharing Center.
      • How to Disable Internet in Windows - Network and Internet How to Disable Internet in Windows - Network and Sharing Center 2
  • Select Change Adapter Setting from left side panel of the window.
    • How to Disable Internet in Windows - Change Adaptor Setting
  • Now, choose the connection type you want to disable. There are three types of available connection (1) Broadband connection (2) Local Area Connection (LAN) (3) Wireless Network Connection. Here I am disabling my Wireless Network Connection. Do Double Click on your connection. It will open its connection status window.
    • How to Disable Internet in Windows - Network Connections
  • Click on Disable.
    • How to Disable Internet in Windows - Connection Status
  • In future, when you want to enable your connection use the same process as above and click on Enable in last step.

How to Disable Internet in Windows using Batch File

.bat file is type of a file just like a notepad or text file but it has file extension of .bat and it is used to initializing and executing certain built-in Windows applications and resources.

.bat is known as batch file and used to execute code. If you double click on any notepad/text file then text file will open and you will see written texts in that file. While if you double click on any batch file then system will run code written inside batch file.

To Disable Internet Access

  • Open Notepad. To open a notepad press Window button and R simultaneously from keyboard. Type notepad in the Run window and hit the enter.
    • How to Open Notepad
  • Copy the below line of code and paste in notepad.
    • ipconfig/release
      • How to Disable Internet in Windows - Disable Internet Command
  • Now, click on File menu and select Save as… A dialog box will open.
    • How to Disable Internet in Windows - Save as
  • Give a name to your file like off internet or disable internet or close internet etc. Don’t click on Save button right now.
  • Here, comes the important part. Where your file name finishes, type .bat and then click on Save. Don’t forget to note about where this file is going to save or simply select your preferred location like desktop/download folder.
    • How to Disable Internet in Windows - Save File as BAT
  • A new file will be created at your selected location. Go to that location and double click on that file. Now, system will do its job. You may see a cmd window and after process completion you will be disconnected from Internet.

To Re-Open Disabled Internet Access

  • Open Notepad. Copy the below line of code and paste in notepad.
    • ipconfig/renew
  • Save a file at your preferred location with file name like on internet or open internet (as discussed above). But, don’t forget to type .bat after file name.
  • Go to a location where your file is saved and double click on that file. When process completes you will be connected to internet.

Note: In case, if you are working with Wi-Fi and you connects to another connection then you will be connected to internet.

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