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    Network Multi-Pole Toggle Switch

    Hello...

    I would like to be able to enable/disable network access by way of using a multi-pole toggle switch. Connect the network cable(s) to the back of the device, flip the switch up and you have network access, flip the switch down and it disables network access. I already use a network A/B switch, however, I would rather use a toggle switch of some type. I hope this makes sense. I haven't been able to locate such a device so it looks like I will have to build it myself. Any ideas?

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    I did a quick google search for "internet kill switch" ( also "cat5 kill switch") and found at least a half dozen choices. Some as low as 5 dollars to as much as 40 dollars.

    This one on ebay is in between price

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/254190327242

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    There are all sorts of on/off power switches that could turn off the modem and or router.
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    A 4-pole or an 8-pole switch will work (only 4 of the wires actually carry the network data). Note that you will need to make sure that there is not a lot of untwisted wire when connecting the cables to the switch.

    If a router is involved, there may be other ways to handle this in the router software, depending on available features. Some of the managed switches might also be a solution.

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