removing internet connection from one PC in network

By ejbarkon ·
3 pcs networked peer-to-peer through dlink rounter - one 98, one XP and one Vista. Would like to take away the ability of the 98 pc to get to the internet, but still keep it as part of the lan (it does the printing and scanning).

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Well the easiest way is to

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to removing internet connect ...

Uninstall the Browser/s probably.

Doesn't actually prevent a Net connection but if there is nothing to use on the net it's not an issue any longer.

You Can remove Firefox through the Add Remove Programs in the Control panel as well as IE5 upward. If this has the original version of IE you will need to enter the Add Remove Windows Components on the left hand side of the Add Remove Programs Window to remove it.


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removing browser is not enough....

by ejbarkon In reply to Well the easiest way is t ...

Tried that - but I need to remove the connection, besides the browser, there are other programs that run out to the internet to update themselves - I can shut down some (antivirus / music stuff /quicktime...) but I probably won't find them all...I'll give it a try, though if nothing else works. (That's better than unplugging the modem every time I need to print or get files from the 98 pc)

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Quickest way

by Jacky Howe In reply to removing internet connect ...

Open IE, Tools, Internet Options, Connection Settings and LAN Settings.
Check the Proxy Server and Enter localhost for the address click advanced.
Check the box for Use same proxy server for all protocols.
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worked - internet connection gone from 1 of 3 computers

by ejbarkon In reply to Quickest way

Thanks, I think that worked. I tried all the different ways to get TO the internet that I could think of - and couldn't get there!!!

Does that mean nothing incoming as well (I hope)?

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Do the Network Connection still work?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to worked - internet connect ...

Just a thought here.

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They sure will

by Jacky Howe In reply to Do the Network Connection ...

as you are only stopping internet access not local area access.

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network connctions still work!

by ejbarkon In reply to Do the Network Connection ...

I can print from the vista, share files with the XP, etc.

I've always had to take files from the 98 pc (versus saving them on another computer), I'm not really sure why that is.

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Use this as a guide

by Jacky Howe In reply to network connctions still ...

How to set up file sharing on Windows 98

Click on the Start button, and then select Settings > Control Panel.
Double-click on the Network icon. In the window that appears, make sure the Configuration tab is selected. If you do not see the Network icon, click on the view all Control Panel options link on the left side of the window.
In The following network components are installed: section, if you do not see File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks listed, then:
Click Add.
Select Service and then click Add.
Select File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks.
Click OK.
In the same window, click on the File and Print Sharing button.
In the dialog box that appears, check the box next to "I want to be able to give others access to my files". Uncheck the box for "I want to be able to allow other to print to my printers".

Click OK, then OK again; you will be asked to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart. The computer will automatically restart.
File sharing is now available on the computer.
II. Setting up the folder that will be shared

To specify a particular folder you want to share, follow these steps. These steps can be repeated for multiple folders if, for example, a certain folder must be shared with only one group of people and another folder with another group of people, using different passwords. Note: Only folders may be shared, not individual files, i.e. if you wish to share a file named blue.doc, then you must put blue.doc inside a folder and then share that folder by following the directions below.

Locate the folder to be shared.
Right-click on the folder icon and choose Sharing from the menu that appears.

In the Sharing tab, select Shared As.
Folders have 3 possible levels of access to choose from.

Read-Only - allows others to read, but not make changes to the folder. If you select this option, choose a password for the folder and type it into the Read-only Password: field.
Full - gives others full access to the folder--i.e., they can both read and make changes to it. If you select this option, choose a password for the folder and type it into the Full Access Password field.
Depends on Password - If you want some people to have read-only access but others to have full access to the folder, you can maintain two passwords, one for read-only access and the other for full access. If you select this option, choose two passwords, and type each password into the appropriate box.
Note: The passwords show up as strings of *s; this is just for security, and the actual passwords are whatever you typed in, not strings of *s.

Click OK.
Windows will ask you to confirm the passwords so make sure to take note of them and keep them in a private place.
The folder icon will now change into a folder resting on an arm indicating that it is being shared.
The computer will now appear as an icon in Network Neighborhood for Windows 98 and in My Network Places for Windows Me/2000/XP on any Windows PC on the network. Its name will be your username, unless it's been changed it to something else. Anyone who knows the password(s) will be able to access the folder(s) set up for sharing, so be careful about giving out the passwords. Make sure the users who are given the passwords know the importance of keeping them secure.


How to check which folders are shared
Log in to another computer (Windows 98, 2000, or XP) that is connected to the network.
Find the list of networked computers:
In Windows 98, double-click on Network Neighborhood.
In Windows 2000, double-click on My Network Places > Entire Network > entire contents > Microsoft Windows Network > .
In Windows XP, double-click on My Network Places > Entire Network (the link is on left side of the window) > Microsoft Windows Network > .
Find the name of your computer and double-click on it. The name of your computer should be your user name unless you have changed it to something else. The folders that appear are all the folders that are on share on your computer.

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:) ... fun times....

by ---TK--- In reply to removing internet connect ...

Statically assign the PC's. On the PC that you don't want to access the net, remove the GATEWAY address.

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tried that....

by ejbarkon In reply to :) ... fun times....

believe it or not, I tried that and still got to and from internet (even after rebooting) - as later post says you need to tell the router to block....I haven't tried that, so I don't know if it works)

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