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    Blocking Web Access (Ultimate)

    This question actually relates to Vista, XP, and Windows 7:

    My prior cable service (Cox) used a cable modem with an on/off button. My current service, AT&T, does not. In fact the connection is maintained by them, not by the user.

    So what if I want to block ALL in and out traffic to the net? How would I do this?

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    Re: Blocking Web Access (Ultimate)

    I show the network icon in the notification area (aka system tray) in Windows XP. The right-click menu for this icon has an option to disconnect. Youcan also do this in the Network Connections control panel by right-clicking Local Area Network.

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    Re: Blocking Web Access (Ultimate)

    What firewall are you using ??? ZoneAlarm has an option to lock down the internet connection.
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    Re: Blocking Web Access (Ultimate)

    Comcast modems do NOT have a on/off switch, all I would do is unplug power to the modem. This is what is done to "Reset" it, so it should NOT hurt it one bit.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Blocking Web Access (Ultimate)

    If you also have your phone service through Comcast, unplugging the modem will interrupt that. If you wanted to unplug the modem, I'd unplug the cable from the modem to the computer and not the wall.
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    Re: Blocking Web Access (Ultimate)

    Doc / Dave / Hans;

    Dave's right in that my modem has no switch...Doc's right in that the phone etc will be affected if I unplug the modem -- but I can, as suggested, just unplug it from the PC...

    Doc, I'm using Kaspersky, and your idea is undoubtedly good, so I'm off to their board to see how blocking works there.

    Thanks all...

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    Re: Blocking Web Access (Ultimate)

    For any of the operating systems, display the network connection then you need to display the status or properties depending on the OS. Just disable the connection.

    You could also use device manager and disable the NIC.

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    Re: Blocking Web Access (Ultimate)

    Thanks Joe.
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