Posts Tagged ‘offline’

Turn the Internet Connection On or Off

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I usually just unplug my router when I want to temporarily turn the internet off … but this sounds handy too.

Sometimes you may want to turn off your Internet connection in an instant, for instance if you have noticed that malware is running on a system to avoid it leaking information or data. A switch to turn off the Internet can be useful in other situations as well, like during software installations to block applications from phoning home, or cutting off all network traffic to have those resources available for other more important tasks on the system. Lastly, you could also use it to avoid distractions during work by turning of the connection.