Windows 10: Internet connection by ethernet / wireless - always on / plugged in?

Discus and support Internet connection by ethernet / wireless - always on / plugged in? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi Sorry if not the correct place to ask, but do people usually leave their internet connection always connected to online? Whether connected by... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by TenneR, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. TenneR Win User

    Internet connection by ethernet / wireless - always on / plugged in?


    Hi

    Sorry if not the correct place to ask, but do people usually leave their internet connection always connected to online?

    Whether connected by ethernet or via wireless?

    I tend to plug when logging off and re-plug in when fully booted up and logged into windows.

    Am I being too cautious?

    :)
     
    TenneR, Dec 12, 2016
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  2. GeorgeM53 Win User

    Internet connection Problems with Windows 10

    I have a Dell Inspiron15R that I updated to windows10. I cannot connect by wireless to the internet, it says there are no connections. I plug in the ethernet and connection is fine, checked wireless card and windows says it is working fine. Remove the
    ethernet cable and windows says no connections available. What is the problem?
     
    GeorgeM53, Dec 12, 2016
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  3. GeorgeM53 Win User
    Wireless card not working after updating to Windoes 10

    Original Title: Windows 10 problem

    I have a Dell Inspiron15R that I updated to windows10. I cannot connect by wireless to the internet, it says there are no connections. I plug in the ethernet and connection is fine, checked wireless card and windows says it is working fine. Remove the ethernet
    cable and windows says no connections available. What is the problem?
     
    GeorgeM53, Dec 12, 2016
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  4. Samuria Win User

    Internet connection by ethernet / wireless - always on / plugged in?

    Welcome to the forum yes it can give problems if it's down loading or updating it can confuse Windows as well
     
    Samuria, Dec 12, 2016
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  5. Borg 386 Win User
    If you choose to leave it on all the time is your choice. I myself prefer to turn off the connection to the net when I'm not using it or am away from the computer. You never know if your computer is going to get compromised though some sort of attack, conveniently while you're away & unable to take action.

    If you're interested, there is a free program you can use to turn off the connection without having to go through the hassle of turning off/unplugging your router/modem.

    Internet Off - Internet Blocking App for Windows

     
    Borg 386, Dec 12, 2016
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  6. TenneR Win User
    Thanks you both for your replies.

    I'm aware of that program - thanks Borg.

    I was afraid I was overly conscious about security and feared I was going to get flamed.

    Is it a bad thing to have it connected whilst booting up, logging in, shutting down / restarting? That's happened to me a few times.
     
    TenneR, Dec 12, 2016
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  7. Borg 386 Win User
    I shut the router down every night when we go to bed. I also shut it off completely if we'll be gone for an extended period of time.

    Normally I turn the net on, make sure the connection is established (via the indicator lights) & then fire up the PC. That's how I do it. But I don't see why you couldn't turn on the net connect if your PC is up & running already. Shouldn't cause any problems.
     
    Borg 386, Dec 13, 2016
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  8. Internet connection by ethernet / wireless - always on / plugged in?

    From a security point, this is very security wise, security services try to start ASAP to avoid infections.
    I was infected 3 times with Sasser before Windows XP even installed updates, but 10 is a bit more safer.
    Other option is to setup a static IP, then network connection can not be established before Windows boots up.
     
    TairikuOkami, Apr 5, 2018
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