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Chapter 7. Network Configuration > Disable a network interface

7.4. Disable a network interface

In a system with multiple network interfaces (which usually means more than one adapter), you sometimes need to disable a network interface. For example, you might have a network adapter in your notebook's docking station and a PC Card network adapter for when your computer isn't docked. While you can create hardware profiles for the docked and undocked situations and enable/disable adapters accordingly, you might prefer to manually disable an interface. Or perhaps your situation warrants a manual method rather than hardware profile. Whatever the case, disabling a network interface is nearly a one-click operation.

7.4.1. Disable an interface

You disable an interface through the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, using one of two methods. Both are described in the following procedure:


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