How to Disconnect From a Networkby Contributor
If you are connected to a network, you may encounter times when you need to temporarily disconnect. For example, perhaps your network has a limit to the number of users who can be connected at one time. You can disconnect from a network without permanently disconnecting your network settings.
Click "Start" and then click "Control Panel."
Type "adapter" into the search box.
Click the "View network connections" link under Network and Sharing Center.
Right-click the name of the network from which you want to disconnect.
Click "Disconnect" if your network connections is dial-up, VPN or incoming. Click "Disable" if your network is a local area network (LAN) connection.
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