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Windows 7, disable Internet access, but stay on network?

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  1. ocmdiaz714

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    I recently had my Internet disconnected, and decided to share my iPhone's Internet connection (tether) with my PC. Now, the iPhone connection works, but for some reason my PC prefers to use my original Internet connection thus no connection. The only way I can access the Internet is by going into adapter settings and disabling my router, but I do not want to do this as I have other computers on the network and I often share files.

    So what can I do? I want to keep my router enabled, but don't want my PC to use it to access the Internet. Thanks.
     
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    remove the wireless profile on the PC



    How to remove Wireless Profiles - for Vista and Windows 7
    http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
    - Vista/Windows7:
    - delete the wireless profiles
    Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

    Delete the profiles
    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to - so make sure you know the correct password , and not using an incorrect password at all
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    I don't understand your post, but to answer what you may mean by your thread title use a static IP on the connection to the router and leave the Default Gateway and DNS Servers blank.
     
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    How do I use a static IP? What is a static IP? Enter a random IP onto the IPv4 settings?

    Thanks for the help by the way. And to make it simpler to understand:

    I have a couple of computers in a network wired to my WRT54G. What I want to do is tell Windows 7 to stop using the router for Internet access as it won't work, but to use it for network file sharing only.
     
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    You don't use a completely random IP. It has to be in the same subnet as your router's LAN is using, but outside the Dhcp server's address range.

    If, for example, your router's LAN address is 192.168.1.1 and the Dhcp server's address range is 192.168.1.2 through 192.168.1.100 then your static IP could be from 192.168.1.101 through 192.168.1.254.
     
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    The IP I see being used by one of the computers on the network is 192.168.1.110 if that helps. What I need to do is find one IP out of a certain rage that Windows will allow?
     
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    Look in the LAN section of your router's configuration pages. Windows has nothing to do with it.
     
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    Do I change the IP for IPv4 or IPv6?
     
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    My LAN ip is 192.168.1.1 by the way.
     
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    IPv4. It is highly unlikely that you or your router is using IPv6.
     
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