Help me shut my wireless down - fast!

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  1. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

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    I used ZoneAlarm years ago and always liked the option to right click on the icon and completely shut off the internet connection. What's out there now that sits in the SysTray and can do this instant shutdown of all incoming/outgoing net traffic? Dell has the "Disable Radio" and that's nice, but on my HP ProBook, I am looking for that one-step "button" like the old ZoneAlarm - something light that's fast without my having to get into the networking configuration.. Any thoughts?

    As always, thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    On every computer I've had there's been a hardware switch to turn internet on/off.
     
  3. LockBox

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    Yeah, I do have that 'radio' switch, but it's very clunky to reach on this particular laptop.
     
  4. CloneRanger

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    This ;)

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    Find it in Networking = Dial Up Properties etc :thumb: I use it all the time ;)
     
  5. LockBox

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    How do you get that XP style icon in the SysTray with Win7? That's two-step, but pretty darn quick. I need a program called 'Panic Button' that would reside in the systray and was just a big red button. (No, it doesn't exist - just in my mind!)...
     
  6. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Originally Posted by LockBox

    Win7 = no idea :p

    Sure is :)

    Hopefully someone will post a suggestion, and/or if you discover one yourself, let us know :thumb:
     
  7. JimboW

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    1. Click on the Network Icon in the Notification Area
    2. Click on Open Network and Sharing Center
    3. Click on Local Area Connection
    4. In the popup click on Disable

    Or for one click make your own bat file. Run command prompt as administrator and type: wmic nic get name, index

    Note the number on the left next to your networks name. Open notepad and type: wmic path win32_networkadapter where index=x call disable

    Where x is the number you just noted. Save it to your desktop as disable.bat

    Now do the same again but this time type: wmic path win32_networkadapter where index=x call enable

    Where x is the number you noted. Save it to your desktop as enable.bat

    Done.
     
  8. Peter2150

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    Use Online Armor. Right click it's Systray Icon and the block network traffic is right there.
     
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