Whenever your computer is connected to more than one network adapter, you can disable any that are not in use. You can disconnect your computer from a network by disabling your network adapter and you can sometimes solve connection problems by disabling and then re-enabling the adapter.You can disable your network adapter in Windows 8 operating system by configuring the Device Manager and for this you need to follow a few steps that are described below:
Step 1: Click on Start to open Windows 8 Metro UI screen then select CONTROL PANEL.
Step 2: In the control Panel Select Device Manager then a Pop up window is opened.
Step 3: Search for the "Network Adapters" in the list. On clicking a tiny arrow, it will let you show network adapters that are currently installed in your computer.
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