How to disconnect from ethernet ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bernarada, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Bernarada macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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  3. Bernarada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    -Bernarada

    Do you want it to be more complex than that?
     
  5. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    By far the easiest way.

    But if you go to System Preferences, Network, and then next to Configure IPv4, select Off from the drop down.

    Cheers.
     
  6. Bernarada thread starter macrumors newbie

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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. . .
     
  7. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    It's above the IPv6 button.

    Below TCP/IP PPPoE AppleTalk...

    The drop down probably says Using DHCP now.

    Cheers.
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Is this something you are going to need to do often?

    Or just one time, or very rarely?
     
  9. Bernarada thread starter macrumors newbie

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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. . .
     
  10. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  11. Bernarada thread starter macrumors newbie

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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. . .
     
  12. Bernarada thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  13. i9natz macrumors newbie

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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 :)
     
  14. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Welcome to the forums but did you REALLY need to bring back a post from almost 7 years ago?
     

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