How to enable or disable a Network Connection in Windows 7

Description: This article will show you how to enable or disable a network connection in Windows 7.

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
    Windows 7 Start Menu, Control Panel
  2. Beneath Network and Internet, click on View network status and tasks (if in category mode) or click on Network and Sharing Center (if in list mode).
    Windows 7 Control Panel, Network and Internet  Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center
  3. On the top-left hand corner, click on Change adapter settings.
    Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center, Change Adapter Settings
  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.
    Windows 7 Wireless Network Connection, Toggle Enable Disable
  5. By disabling a network connection, this will force your computer to only connect to the one that is left enabled.