Easily disconnect from DSL?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by noodlehead, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. noodlehead macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Is there an app that lets me disconnect/connect Leopard from my DSL quickly and easily, maybe from the desktop? Is this the only OS in existence that doesn't allow for this? Previous Macs had Internet Disconnect; on my PC I can do it with 2 clicks. I know i can reconfigure each time in Sys Prefs, but what a pain.

  2. dZp macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2006
    Why is this in the App Store forum? :confused:

    An easy way to do it is to configure a secondary Network Location with no settings. I call mine 'No Connection'. Then in 2 clicks, you can change Location and therefore disconnect/reconnect from your DSL. No application needed.

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  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
  4. noodlehead thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008

    Thanks dZp. I was not familiar with Location. I don't even have to create a new location, I can just click Offline. Much appreciated.
    Jeremy1026: Thanks; I'm just using ethernet.
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Interesting solution. Simple. Readily accessible. Like it. :)
  6. Horst Guest

    Jan 10, 2006
    If you use PPPoE from your computer, you can find the option 'show PPPoE in menu' (or such) in the network prefs, and disconnect from there.

    With DHCP, there is this the above mentioned Location solution, or a menu app called NetworkLocation, but that's not free and a bit buggy.

    I really wished Apple would include a menu location chooser...

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