Network drivers enabled without network

Network drivers enabled without network

Post by Bj?rn Arne Toldne » Thu, 17 Aug 2000 15:02:14

If i disconnect my computer from the network,  this disables my IP-adress
and network drivers. I have a software which must always have network
drivers to run. This software then dont run when the network's down.

Is there any solutions to keep network drivers enabled when the networks



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I am trying to to use a laptop running Windows 2000 to test/demo various browser
based applications both connected to my LAN and standalone.

This wasn't a problem under NT4 but Windows 2000 has introduced a 'new feature'
which disables the network adapter when the network cable is unplugged,
subsequently this prevents me from connecting to the http listener running on my

My question - is there a way to stop the network adapter from being disabled once
the network cable has been unplugged??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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