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Can XP PC be on local WIFi network and not have Internet access?

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June 19, 2014 11:55:55 AM

I have an older laptop PC running XP SP3. It's as patched up as Microsoft will let it be and runs fine. I want to use it on my local WiFI network to have access to a Silicondust HDHomeRun Prime (CableCARD digital cable tuner), but don't want to risk using it on the Internet any more due to the security issues.

Is there a way to configure it so it can be on my WiFI network but not have access to the Internet?

The WiFI router is a Western Digital My Net N900, the WiFi card in the PC is a Broadcom 802.11n.

More about : local wifi network internet access

June 20, 2014 8:03:14 PM

Try disabling the TCP/IP Protocol in the Network connection properties...
Control Panel / Network Connections / right click on the connection > Properties / uncheck the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
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June 20, 2014 8:54:42 PM

Chicano said:
Try disabling the TCP/IP Protocol in the Network connection properties...
Control Panel / Network Connections / right click on the connection > Properties / uncheck the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)


Tried it, and it also disables the HDHomeRun Prime.

Thanks for trying.
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June 20, 2014 11:56:39 PM

The most practical way would be disabling the DNS server by typing an invalid IP number in the Internet Protocol TCP/IP / Properties / Use the following DNS Server / type an invalid IP... DNS Server is the Internet Provider, so it shouldn't affect local network access.

More tips here.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270456-28-disable-int...
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