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janetp
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How to change connection from automatically to manual

My connection was checked  "connect automatically"  at installation.  Want  to know  how to change to manual  connecting.  I  cannot  work offline.
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BirdDog
Assistant Professor

janetp, a bit hard to give exact answer without knowing your OS but if Windows then the general steps are in picture below. Right click on the network tray icon, select Open Network and Sharing Center, click on the connection you want to change, click on Wireless Properties, then uncheck the automatic connection box. Pretty much same if hard wired, not wireless. (click on picture to enlarge)

Amanda
Moderator

Hi Janet

I hope BirdDog was able to answer your question. Let us know if you still need help! 

Thanks
Amanda
janetp
New Poster

I use windows 7 home  premium.   A router was installed, when connected to Hughes net . I do not see any pages  as shown.  The box that shows when I click on the icon,  then click on the signal strength  icon shows  "connect automatically"  and "connect".   Uncheck  "connect automatically"  and check  "connect"  offers  "Type the network  security key"   which  I  don't have.  
BirdDog
Assistant Professor

You have to right click on the tray icon then follow the steps I outlined. When you right click you should see a pop up menu that shows "Open Network and Sharing Center", select that and do the rest as described.
janetp
New Poster

In Network and Sharing Center,  connection  I find is "Local Area Connection".----  Local Area Connection  page has no "wireless properties"  box,  only "details" box.     In  "Network Map"   shows  I am connected  by "Local Area Connection--Network".   Other choices there  are "Wireless Connection"  and  "Wireless Connection 2"       Birddog;  I see your page shows you have  IPV6 connectivity---"enabled".  I  do not.                                                                                  Thanks 

janet

BirdDog
Assistant Professor

So are you using a wireless router or are you connected directly to the modem by LAN cable? 
janetp
New Poster

I  am  using  modem, so guess it is  by LAN 

BirdDog
Assistant Professor

You have me a bit confused but if connected by cable from the computer directly to the modem then I don't believe there is a simply way to break the connection other than disabling the NIC adapter or pulling the cable. Been a long time since I used cable connection all the time so I may be mistaken. Maybe someone else will reply with how to do it with the settings.
janetp
New Poster

Thanks  so much, birddog  for your help.     
janetp
New Poster

Found answer for  my question on another post.    Thank  you   'ladyfromdixie'   for asking that question! 
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Were you referring to your device connecting wirelessly to the router, and unchecking "connect automatically" so that you can choose to connect when you power up instead of doing it automatically? 

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Amanda
Moderator

Aha, okay! Great to know Janet 🙂

Please do let us know if you need anything else!

Amanda