How to enable/disable broadband connection?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Malcolm H, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Malcolm H

    Malcolm H Guest

    I have a broadband connection via cable modem and ethernet broadband router
    to three PCs. One PC is WinXP and the others are Win98.

    I wish to be able simply to enable or disable the network connection to each
    PC individually. It is easy with WinXP because the local area connection
    properties allow the option of a connection icon in the notification area of
    the task bar. Right clicking this icon allows the connection to be
    disabled. Putting the local area connection icon in the 'quick launch' tray
    allows the connection to be immediately enabled when required.

    How can I achieve the above (or similar) with the Win98 machines???
    Malcolm H, Aug 20, 2003
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  2. Windows 98 does not offer this kind of control of network connections,
    Richard G. Harper [MVP Win9x], Aug 20, 2003
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  3. Put a shortcut to the Winipcfg program on the desktop. Click it and
    select the NIC. To enable the network connection, click Renew. To
    disable the network connection, click Release.
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Aug 22, 2003
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