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#1 Deuces

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:08 PM

Hi,
I would like to access the Internet using my desktop computer via a USB air card or wifi card rather then through the network cat 5 cable. The only problem is that I still need to access the network files and folders through the network cable. Is there a way to turn off Internet access completely through the cat 5 connection and get Internet access with the other two methods? I would like the easiest and most efficient method please...one that can be undone if needed. Thanks.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:38 PM

You don`t mention your OS but the instructions should be similar.

Go into the Network connections folder, right click on the icon representing the wired\LAN connection and select disable. To make things a bit easier you can have an icon for the wired connection placed in the Taskbar. Then it`s a simple matter of clicking on it to disable\enable it.

But, to access the files\folders after that you would temporarily need to re-enable it.

That is probably the simplest way. I would think others exist but involve a bit more and perhaps third party software.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:54 AM

Well I guess I was aware of that method. I was hoping to do something slightly more elaborate so that I didn't have to enable/disable each time. It would be nice if the setup ran in the background and was seemless to me. That's why I mentioned disabling just the Internet connectivity of the network cable, but leaving the accessibility to network fee and folders intact.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:31 AM

I would think you could set up something like a VPN. Using your wireless connection and leave the wired disabled.

But it seem`s kind of the long way around. You would be going out on the Internet, only to be routed through your ISP and back to your own LAN.




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