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disabling network card

by Dragon / April 23, 2004 12:28 PM PDT

How do I disable the network card without jeapardizing my connecting ability? I made the mistake of deleting one thing, then another, then finally had to Add/Remove, setup, communications, in order to get back on the internet....

The reason I ask, is that I saw a long (old) thread on another site in which disabling the network card was the solution to the guy's internet 'Hanging' problems. See: , page four.

Thanks, Brian

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Well, I'm not sure. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 24, 2004 12:16 AM PDT
In reply to: disabling network card

what you're trying to accomplish.

If you have cable or DSL, disabling the card will prevent you from accessing the Net. Your first sentence tells it all, disabling the card will jeopardize your connection.

What problems are you having?

As a blanket statement to disable it, just remove it from the system board.

Good luck,

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Re:Well, I'm not sure. . .
by Dragon / April 25, 2004 9:35 AM PDT

"Your first sentence tells it all, disabling the card will jeopardize your connection."

Im not sure, I havent made every combination. I thought if I new exactly which one to do, then Id be OK. Why would it work for somebody else? he said: "I disabled my network card and it stop freezing, but I have a home network, so I actually need it to be active, but I know wht the problems is now. So I removed the TCP/IP bindings and re-activated the card re-booted, I haven't hung yet."

So, Im not sure I understand what he is talking about.

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