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How to disable onboard Ehternet?


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papasmithnc

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My onboard Ethernet connection died. I have replaced it using a USB slot. However, after getting on the internet, I am getting messages saying that "This webpage is not available offline" or some such thing and asking me if I would like to connect to the internet. Let me emphasize, when this happens, I have already connected to the internet. Sometimes when these messages come up, I am knocked off the internet. My suspicion is that I need to disable the onboard ethernet.

My question is, how do I disable the onboard ethernet module? I tried going into setup during bootup but, don't see anything there that would do it.
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phillpower2

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Hi papasmithnc,
Please excuse my ignorance where Windows 7 is concerned as I havn`t upgraded yet.
Go into Control Panel and then Device Manager, Right Click on Modems and then uninstall.
If your computer is a desktop and the ethernet is provided by an add on card (NIC) you
could also shut down and physically remove the device.
I hope this gets you sorted and let us know either way.
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If on-board, go into the BIOS setup menu to the integrated devices menu and from there, you should be able to disable it.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll give both a try and see what happens.
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