How To Disable Internet Connection Sharing In Windows 10

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is a feature using which one can share the computer’s internet with multiple other computers on a Local Area Network (LAN). So if this feature is enabled, any computer or device connected to the host computer can use the network without installing any additional software. A few of you might want to disable the internet connection sharing feature. And this article tells you a few methods of how to disable it. Let us start!


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Method 1: Disable Internet Connection Sharing Using Control Panel

 

Step 1: Open run prompt using Windows + R keys together. Type ncpa.cpl and hit enter

 

Network Connection

 

Step 2: In the opened window, Right-click on the adapter or your internet connection and click on Properties

 

Wifi Properties

 

Step 3: In the properties, window click on Sharing tab


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Step 4: Make sure to uncheck the box beside “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection”

 

Ics

 

Step 5: Click on OK. Now you have disabled internet connection sharing

Method 2: Disable Internet Connection Sharing Through Windows Services

 

Step 1: Open run prompt using Windows + R keys together. Type services.msc and hit enter

 

Services

 

Step 2: In the services window scroll down to find Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). If the status of service is running, then right-click on that service and click on Stop

 

Ics Services

 

Step 3: Double click on the ICS service and in the startup type dropdown select Disabled

Step 4: Click on OK and the Internet Connection Sharing is disabled

 

Startuptype Disabled

Method 3: Use the Group Policy Editor

 

Step 1: Open run prompt using Windows + R keys together. Type gpedit.msc and hit enter

 

Group Edit

 

Step 2: This will open the local group policy editor window, under computer configuration click on the Administrative Templates drop down

 

Administrative Templates

 

Step 3: Click on the Network dropdown and select Network Connections

 

Network

 


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Step 4: On the right side, double click on “Prohibit use of Internet Connection Sharing on your DNS domain network”

 

Prohibit Ics

 

Step 5: Click on the radio button beside Enabled. If you enable this setting, ICS cannot be enabled or configured by administrators, and the ICS service cannot run on the computer

 

Enabled

 

Step 6: To save the changes click on Apply and then click on OK

 

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Thank you!!

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