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Isolate a PC from the internet without any physical steps

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In Windows 7, how do you completely—but reversibly*—isolate a PC from all internet and /or network signals without:

    • turning off the computer
    • disconnecting the ethernet cord
    • disabling the modem or router
    • discontinuing payments on your ISP bill
    • utilizing any other physical methods

I got to the point shown in the following screenshot but wasn't sure where to go from there.

Fig. 1I even clicked where it says "Connect or disconnect"—which I thought offered the very real possibility of disconnecting (Wouldn't you?)—but all it did is popped up a ...uh... a "pop-up" above my Taskbar tray which gave me the ability to refresh my connection and also link back to where I already was. (Boy, that would give the Excel circular-reference police a heyday!)

And by the way, I'm referring to being isolated from both wireless and wired signals.


* i.e. disconnect then reconnect without having to change any connections or reboot

PS  Apologies for the attempted levity. It's late.  :P

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