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Stop Network Search at Bootup

By thosjaquet ·
Here's the situation:

Hardware:
I have a new Toshiba M65 Notebook. It has wireless networking apability and an internal NIC. Aso connected to the system, thru a USB port is a "multimedia" usb/speaker "hub" with an RJ-45 LAN port.

I am not connected to any network.

Issue:
When I boot the system it searches for network connections. This takes several minutes and is extremely annoying. Can I coneniently switch this function on/off as I require?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Stop Network Search at Bo ...

Well if you go into Show All connections you can disable both the RJ45 and Wireless connections so that they are not accessed during boot up but honestly it sounds more like a install problem where for some reason Windows has been told to look for a LAN to connect to.

If there is not an option on the start menu you'll need to go into the Control Panel and then Network Connections to disable the connections which you can do quite easily by right clicking on them and then choosing disable connection.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Stop Network Search at Bo ...

Some laptops have also a function key allocated to turning the wireless connectivity off and on. It may be marked with e.g. blue color, and you have to press another key, marked Fn, with it. Don't know if this is applicable to Toshiba, though.

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by thosjaquet In reply to Stop Network Search at Bo ...

Gentlemen,

Thanks for your responses. FYI, I poked around and found that this also works:

Click on Start|Settings|Network Connections
Right click the connection and choose disable.
The change takes effect immediately.

Incidently and as usual, no thanks are due to the XP Help resources.

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