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Authored by: riffraff on Jun 03, '02 11:04:18AM

Indeed, this problem has ticked me off on many occasions when my DSL has been down. If you don't feel like reaching around to pull your network cable from your computer, or if you'd have to go crawling under your desk to do so, you can effect the same temporary solution by going into the Network panel of your System Preferences. There is an option therein (forgive me for not being specific, I'm not at my computer, so I can't check out exactly where it is) to disable your network profiles. All you have to do is uncheck the affected profile, apply, and you should be okay 'til your connection comes back. When I have to do this, I generally minimize the Sys. Prefs. window to the dock so I can just pull it up and recheck the profile to test if it's working yet.

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