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!

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

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




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




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




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




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!!