Windows 10: Disabling Internet slows down Home network to almost nothing

  1.    19 Dec 2016 #1

    Disabling Internet slows down Home network to almost nothing


    Hi there
    Is there something in modern Routers that block network when Internet is disconnected.

    I'm trying to run a simple Home server to serve movies / music from a NAS server without Internet connection (deliberate) but with Wifi.

    When I disable the Internet system shows Limited connectivity and I can't access any computers on the LAN. Once Internet is enabled again it all works perfectly.

    Is there some setting on the router so I could operate the LAN as an "Internal LAN" isolated from the network.

    If I set the NAS up as a gateway it works fine - but once I remove the Internet connection it goes bonkers.

    Any settings -- commercial routers (expensive) don't seem to have this problem - especially if you can add switches.

    I just want to do this with a bog standard home router.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Dec 2016 #2

    Is your router set up as the DHCP server?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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