Disabling Internet Access Functionality only from a Router

  • Thread starter RaymondSBaxterIII
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I have a small office with two Toshiba M205-S4806 laptops w/Vista Home
Premium, two HP LaserJet 2605dn printers, Netgear WNR854T Wireless Router,
and WiFi Internet Access Only. The two laptops and printers are connected to
the four available LAN ports on the router. The wireless functionality of the
router is not being used. The WAN/Internet port on the router has no
connection. When the Toshiba laptop is not connected to the router via a RJ45
LAN cable, Internet Explorer connects to the Internet via the internal WiFi
capability. However, when the RJ45 LAN cable is connected to the router, the
laptop automatically tries to complete the connection through the router. I
need to use the wired connections for file sharing and network printing but
want the Internet connection via the wireless WiFi. Is this a MS Vista
setting, Netgear Router setting, or Toshiba hardware/networking setting?

Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

Uncheck the File sharing in the Wireless TCP/IP Connection Properties.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

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