Local area connections make it possible for computers to access resources on the network and the Internet. One local area connection is created automatically for each network adapter installed on a computer. This section examines techniques you can use to manage these connections.
Local area connections are created and connected automatically. If you want to disable a connection so that it cannot be used, complete the following steps:
Click Start and then click Network. In Network Explorer, click Network And Sharing Center on the toolbar.
In Network And Sharing Center, click Manage Network Connections.
In Network Connections, right-click the connection and select Disable ...