1. Turn off your DSL modem.
2. Disable your network card.
3. Unplug your computer's network cord.
I'm sure that there are software out there that would automatically disable or disconnect the DSL from your computer, but I dont know them by name.
Hope that this helps a little.
I had to restore my hard drive and redo my DSL set up. I was able to "diconnect" my computer from always being connected.
I cannot seem to find where I set that feature up. My connection icon keeps record of time online and it keeps running, even when I shut the computer down.
I like to be able to connect only when I am using the computer for online things.
Anyone have suggestions?