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Turn Off WiFi In XP

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Security Help

We’ve talked before about how Windows XP systems are still great to use, as long as you keep them offline. From games to video transfer stations to word processing, users like Isabelle make good use of their computers without going online. But Isabelle has a question:

“I use my XP notebook that I’ve downloaded embroidery designs in the past and this transfers to my sewing machine for it to read the pattern and stitch believing it is safe in that I don’t go on the internet with it anymore Am I right ? I still get the message that the wireless is connected but I don’t use it. How would I otherwise disconnect WiFi as my 8.1 is using the WiFi too.”

Here’s how to shut off the wireless. It won’t take long.

First, go to the Start menu and click on Control Panel.

Then, click on Network Connections.

You will see all of your available connections, generally an Ethernet connection and maybe a wireless adapter as well. Right click on each one, and in the menu that pops up, click Disable.

Your XP computer will not be able to connect to your wireless unless you enable it.

~ Cynthia

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