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How to enable or disable a Network Connection in Windows XP

Description: This article will show you how to enable or disable a network connection in Windows XP.

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
    Windows Start, Control Panel
  2. Click on Switch to Classic View.
    Control Panel, Classic View
  3. Double-click on Network Connections.
    Control Panel, Network Connections
  4. Next, right-click either on Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection (depending on which one you want to modify). The top option will then allow you to Enable or Disable that network connection by clicking on it.
    Control Panel, Network Connections
  5. By disabling a network connection, this will force your computer to only connect to the one that is left enabled.