How to disconnect from ethernet ?

Bernarada

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Nov 7, 2007
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A simple question : how can I simply disconnect my ethernet connection from within OS X ? ....there must be a way apart from switching off the external high-speed modem I use. ...or not ?

Thanks, B.
 

Bernarada

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Nov 7, 2007
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Now, we're getting somewhere (but great ideas, guys!). So Macvanguy, I opened Network, there is 'configure IPv6' (not 4 here) yet no 'off'.
So. . .
 
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Bernarada

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Nov 7, 2007
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And as an afterthought, if going the unplugging way. . . Better to unplug the modem from my mac or switch it off ? Why unplug it if it can be switched off? Suspense. . .
 
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vanmacguy

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Aug 13, 2007
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Not where you live.
If you switch off the modem you'll have to wait for it to acquire a new IP address every time you switch it back on. This could take a few minutes.

If you don't want to be connected unplug the network cable from your Mac and leave your modem alone.

Easiest way by far.
 
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Bernarada

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Nov 7, 2007
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Sushi. . . Every now and then - I want to have it off when I do music with Logic to use all the cpu I can there. Why you ask. . .
 
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Bernarada

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Nov 7, 2007
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Macvan, great. i appreciate the precise answer. Did find the off now, yet won't use it. I get the point. Thanks for your care. Best regards.
 
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i9natz

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Feb 26, 2014
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turn ethernet and wifi off from macosx

you just have to create in Network preferences a new location called for example "ETHERNET OFF".
Configure IPv4: off
Then just select it in a menu App like iStat Menus.
that's all :)
 
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hallux

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Apr 25, 2012
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you just have to create in Network preferences a new location called for example "ETHERNET OFF".
Configure IPv4: off
Then just select it in a menu App like iStat Menus.
that's all :)
Welcome to the forums but did you REALLY need to bring back a post from almost 7 years ago?
 
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