Enable or Disable Local Area Connections in Windows 7

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Steps

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    Start off by accessing your control panel
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    To go there, we need to click on the 'Start Menu' button on the lower left corner of the screen.
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    Then, click 'Control Panel'
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    Once the 'Control Panel' window opens, you need to click 'Network and Internet'
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    From here, we need to click 'Network and Sharing Center'
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    Now a new section will load, displaying our network type, connection type, and our computer
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    There are several sub-sections on the left side of the window
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    We need to click 'Change adapter settings'.
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    The primary local area connection is now enabled on this computer
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    To disable it, right click on the 'Local Area Connection', and click 'Disable'
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    Once we've clicked 'Disable' it will turn grey, which means that it's no longer working
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    To enable it, we need to right click it again, and click 'Enable'
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    Wait for it to fully load
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    Once it's loaded, we'll have access to the internet again.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to disable or enable Local Area Connection on Windows 7 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Ash0hley, Lukward Thomason

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