Need an internet kill switch program

September 17, 2011 at 04:15:38
Specs: Windows 7
If one exists or if somebody would be kind enough to create such a thing for me that would be great! Ive searched for the past week or so and have come up empty handed.

I simply want a program I can have running in the background, bring it up, and theres a literal kill switch. I continue to be connected to my router, and my personal network, but am not connected to the internet. something that opens up a small window box with an on/off button.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Ben


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#1
September 17, 2011 at 05:35:08
Since one connects to the internet through the browser, you can use two commands to kill the browser. One is tasklist to find the PID & the second is taskkill to kill the PID.

If you want the router totally disconnected from the internet, open the router interface & click disconnect.

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#2
September 17, 2011 at 06:56:16
I would rather have something setup so I dont have to go into a bunch of settings and such every time I do this. Its going to be a frequent need.

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#3
September 17, 2011 at 15:06:51
Then pull the WAN cable out of the router. Poof: No more internet!

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#4
September 17, 2011 at 19:45:14
You didnt read my initial question now did you? That would mean im not connected to my home network anymore, and therefor cannot share files across my other systems. unplugging the modem isnt the solution either because then those other said systems cannot connect to the web.

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#5
September 18, 2011 at 05:02:08
You didn't read my answer! I said the WAN cable! That has nothing to do with your LAN! Also, you didn't say anything about other systems have to stay connected.


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#6
September 18, 2011 at 08:00:20
irrelevant. my initial question asked for a program to literally kill switch my internet connection. if it does not exist I was asking if anybody would be kind enough to create such a thing. Im not the only person that has been looking for this, and am amazed it dosent exist.

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#7
September 18, 2011 at 13:33:03
It's not irrelevant. If running two commands are too much for you to handle, you'll have to try another forum. That's the height of laziness.

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#8
September 19, 2011 at 01:51:21
If I had to do it once a week then that wouldnt be an issue. but I would be doing it many times a day. that becomes cumbersome quickly. at that point its not called being lazy, its called being efficient.

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#9
September 19, 2011 at 04:24:50
As you are connected through a router any connection to the Internet is going to have to be done through the router. As you do not want to disconnect other users that is out of the question.

Anything you do from you computer is going to disconnect you from the LAN as well.

The only thing you can do is to install a software firewall and configure it to block all packets from the routers gateways address. Then you are going to have to find a firewall that will accept automated commands. Most are configured through a GUI.

Stuart


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#10
September 19, 2011 at 05:18:27
Maybe this can help you..?

http://www.ehow.com/how_6887864_do-...

You can change the proxy settings to not have internet, but you still have connection to your personal network and router.

Its not a small windows box but i think u can make your own one.

Regards,

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#11
September 19, 2011 at 09:41:07
What is it you think you are accomplishing by disconnecting/connecting the internet?

reset your ip not to have a gateway when you don't want internet access
reset your ip to have a gateway when you do want internet access

and yes someone has already made this but its how you apply it that determines what you want to accomplish

http://samanathon.com/set-your-ip-a...

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#12
September 20, 2011 at 17:14:52
Before making cracks about "not reading the question" to those who are spending their own free time trying to help you for free, try writing proper English.

In your initial post the second para is a mess. The second line reads like a statement not a requirement.


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#13
September 20, 2011 at 20:13:46
Lets remember that on the internet you get a mixture of everything. Writing skills from text talk to english being a second language. It is hard even for the experienced to communicate technical issues considering versions and feature sets of various OS's. I am amazed non technical folk can tell us enough to enable us to discern the issue and offer a solution. Then mix in cultures across the globe and it really becomes complicated. It can be frustrationing but I think all of us that do the support find it challenging and rewarding. Keeps me thinking that's for sure.

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#14
September 21, 2011 at 02:36:02
Yes but the point I was making to the poster was not to jump in with cracks about us not reading posts properly without first making sure it was written properly. It came across as rude and I don't think helpers should expect that.

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#15
September 21, 2011 at 07:39:05
With regard to the original question..............

If your internet is connected to a multihomed PC, you could use the netsh command to disable the network interface that connects to the internet. Once you've figured out the correct command syntax to do the job, you could then create two batchiles, one that would disable the NIC, and a second to re-enable it. A good batchfiler would set it up so the batchfiles would actually ask which interface to dis/en-able.

If you use a SOHO Router then you're probably out of luck because the Manufacturer would have to incorporate the "kill" feature into their hardware.

If you're using an enterprise level router, then you could login to your router and manually disable/re-enable the appropriate interface, but I doubt you could automate it. It may be possible to write a batchfile to do the job but it would require you to first login to the switch, change the correct command level, and then initiate the command.

To sum up, other than my first suggestion regarding a multihomed PC, the most likely reason nobody has invented a "kill switch" like you're suggesting is because they can't.

I'd be VERY curious as to why anybody would want to do this. Care to share that information with us?

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#16
September 21, 2011 at 11:39:45
Another thought is that if there are ways you can already disable and enable using Windows then you could let AutoHotkey do it for you. Most Windows facilities can be worked using keys, which would be best. AutoHotkey can also mimic mouse movements but the drawback is that windows don't always appear in exactly the same screen postition.

I have done something similar (selecting options via various windows) and the AutoHotkey scripts for this sort of task proved quite easy to produce. Text entries in boxes, if necessary, are not a problem either. Finding the key equivalents to various tabs, buttons, etc. was the hardest bit but most of them can be found either by experiment or in Google.

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