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Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

I will be installing NIS 2010 tomorrow and just want to be clear on proper way to disconnect from the internet when doing the uninstall and new install

I have heard conflicting methods

Some say disconnect dsl line from phone jack, some say disconnect phone line from DSL modem, others say disconnect computer ( ethernet?) line from modem

Are any of these ways relatively equally the same and its just a matter of preference?

here is my set up

Desktop PC> DSL Modem (Not modem/router)>phone jack

thanks in advance

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install


Calls wrote:

I will be installing NIS 2010 tomorrow and just want to be clear on proper way to disconnect from the internet when doing the uninstall and new install

I have heard conflicting methods

Some say disconnect dsl line from phone jack, some say disconnect phone line from DSL modem, others say disconnect computer ( ethernet?) line from modem

Are any of these ways relatively equally the same and its just a matter of preference?

here is my set up

Desktop PC> DSL Modem (Not modem/router)>phone jack

thanks in advance


Hi Calls

Just disconnect the ethernet cable from your PC.

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

would it work equally as well if I just unplugged the phone line from the DSL wall connection?

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

Hello Calls

Yes, it would. If your modem has an on and off button, that would work also.

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

Let me add to this question.

Would changing the position of the internet switch on a laptop which goes online wirelessly also be enough as a way to stay off-line from the internet?  It could then be switched back on (and you would see the small orange lamp glow) when you are ready to connect again to the internet and to take your manual liveupdates.

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install


g_cafe_c wrote:

Let me add to this question.

Would changing the position of the internet switch on a laptop which goes online wirelessly also be enough as a way to stay off-line from the internet?  It could then be switched back on (and you would see the small orange lamp glow) when you are ready to connect again to the internet and to take your manual liveupdates.


Hi g_cafe_c,

Yes this also works just fine, just be sure the lamp is off. This method shuts the laptop's wireless interface down so you are effectively offlline.

Best wishes.

Allen

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64 bit, 32 GB * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32* Ghost 15 * IE 9, Firefox, Safari. Test laptop with W7 Home Premium 64 bit * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32
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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

If you are behind a NAT router, you don't have to disconnect at all.

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install


Bombastus wrote:

If you are behind a NAT router, you don't have to disconnect at all.


This is true, however I normally recommend to disconnect from the Internet because if you do things like browse online or anything else online while not having your security software installed, then the router firewall will not help you at all.

By disconnecting from the Internet you can't browse online.

Sometimes we browse online out of sheer habit but as long as you don't do that until the security software is reinstalled then I would agree you are safe.

Best wishes.

Allen

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64 bit, 32 GB * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32* Ghost 15 * IE 9, Firefox, Safari. Test laptop with W7 Home Premium 64 bit * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32
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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

Speaking of routers, I was going to mention that the other day in another topic.

Calls-

I have seen several topics where your asking advice or showing concerns with firewall issues and open ports.

Have you ever considered a router as an extra layer of protection between your modem and sofware firewall?

Dave

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

I think having a router is a very good idea too. You can build your own LAN network behind your router in case you have some addictional hardware: network printer, laptop or a new desktop... and you can always set some security systems like MAC filtering and others easily.

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install


Calls wrote:

I will be installing NIS 2010 tomorrow and just want to be clear on proper way to disconnect from the internet when doing the uninstall and new install

I have heard conflicting methods

Some say disconnect dsl line from phone jack, some say disconnect phone line from DSL modem, others say disconnect computer ( ethernet?) line from modem

Are any of these ways relatively equally the same and its just a matter of preference?

here is my set up

Desktop PC> DSL Modem (Not modem/router)>phone jack

thanks in advance


C'mon Calls, you are just stalling now in terms of your NIS 2010 install.

I think you already know the answer to your question, given your experience with blocking ports on your firewall!

Physically disconnecting from the internet happens in much the same way that you'd disconnect your toaster from the power grid:

Desktop PC> DSL Modem (Not modem/router)>phone jack 

Toaster        > power cord                                         >power point

Please let us know how you go with the install!

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

yes, Infact we have a laptop that we are also going to install NIS on. So once that is done, we'll add a router to our mix

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

Actually I"m really looking forward to installing NIS 2010. I think it will ease my mind greatly. I will move to 2011, probably after a few months.

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install


Calls wrote:

I will move to 2011, probably after a few months.


You might want to read the PC Mag review of NIS 2011.  Waiting a few months to install what most of the rest of us are already running seems sort of arbitrary and unnecessary.

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Actually I"m really looking forward to installing NIS 2010.

We are all awaiting the success of this mission with bated breath, Calls!

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Re: Proper way to disconnect from Internet during new product install

Hello Calls

If you are going to add a laptop, you will need a router before you do that so you can have both computers connected. I plain DSL modem will most likely not allow you to use your regular computer as well as a laptop without a router unless you getting a connection from someone else's connection in the neighborhood.

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