Windows 10: want to access router but not internet

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  1.    10 Jan 2017 #1

    want to access router but not internet

    Hi, I dual boot win 10 and linux. Is there a way with Win 10 I can disable the internet but still acess my router?

    Last edited by bubblegum tate; 11 Jan 2017 at 00:14.
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  2.    11 Jan 2017 #2

    Your router should be able to turn Internet access on and off. Check the manual for your router and see what you can figure out on your own. If you still need help, post the make and model of your router. For example, I have an Arris DOCSIS 3.0/PacketCable 2.0 Touchstone Residential Gateway router which in turn has a Client IPv4 filters page. It can be set up to temporarily block all clients' access to the Internet, after which you will still be able to access the router, but nobody (including you) will be able to access the Internet.
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  3. Posts : 1,927
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       11 Jan 2017 #3

    I doubt if you'd want to block Internet access for all clients at the router - rather inconvenient - plus the fact Windows needs to be connected for many routine functions like updates!

    You could let your router block the MAC address of your network/WiFi adapter on the PC. This depends on your router for specific instructions to accomplish this.

    You could set your local IP address to static, instead of dynamic using DCHP, and omit the internet gateway address and DNS server address. How to Disable Internet connection without disabling the LAN network - YouTube

    You could set up a fake proxy server.

    You might want to only block certain users or programs for access:

    You could block internet access to the installed browsers with the Windows firewall.

    Use an app: Toggle the internet on and off from the system tray, with InternetOff - or any "net nanny" family protection program to prevent internet access for particular users.
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  4.    11 Jan 2017 #4

    Set a fixed IP but no gateway
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  5.    11 Jan 2017 #5

    Thanks for the replies.

    I have an Asus RT-AC68U router. I want my win 10 to be a "closed system": no internet access. I boot the same machine with Linux which I want to have internet access. This is my problem, I can't figure out how to give access to one but not the other.
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  6.    11 Jan 2017 #6

    Fixed IP will work for ten with no gateway Linux get IP via DHCP as normal
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 ver. 1607 build 14393.351
       11 Jan 2017 #7

    I agree with Samuria. The only way I can see this working is to statically assign an IP address not associated with the router to the NIC in Windows and allow DHCP to handle the LInux. Unless you want use an adapter (ethernet or WIFI) on Linux side and block the mac address for the installed NIC.
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  8.    11 Jan 2017 #8

    Thanks for the continued input.

    I think I know how to statically assign an IP address but what do you mean "not associated with the router" to the NIC?
    Last edited by bubblegum tate; 12 Jan 2017 at 01:28.
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  9. Posts : 1,927
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       12 Jan 2017 #9

    In Windows, do not supply an address for the internet gateway - to not associate the router - see the youtube tutorial in post #3 if unsure.
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  10. Posts : 14,395
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Jan 2017 #10

    This is extremely easy and fast to do without going to router settings. Simply press WIN + R to open Run dialog, type control inetcpl.cpl and click OK to open Internet Properties. Select Connections tab, click LAN settings:

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    Select Use a proxy server for your LAN, set it to local host IP, click OK to save proxy settings:

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    Now the Internet is totally blocked but local network connections will work as usual. Takes less than 10 seconds to do. To enable Internet again, just reverse the process unchecking proxy.

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