I had a question from a reader looking for an easy way to disconnect from the Internet without losing their settings in Windows 10.

I want you to click on your network icon in the system tray on the lower right.

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If you’re using a laptop or tablet, you can just click Airplane mode. Or on a laptop or desktop, click the big WiFi button. That will instantly take you offline. Just click or tap it again to turn your connection back on.

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Or you could look for your network and click on it.

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Then choose Disconnect.

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That will log you off the Internet. Connecting should be as simple as clicking Connect.

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If you’re prompted to re-enter the network password when you log on, you’ll want to make sure that you check Connect Automatically. Then the next time, you won’t have to enter the key again.

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I hope this helps.