Virtualization Enable or Disable Advanced Networking for WSA in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off advanced networking for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) for your account in Windows 11.

Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) enables your Windows 11 device to run Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore.

Advanced networking allows Android apps to connect to other devices on the same network as your Windows PC. When this setting is turned on, you can play content wirelessly. For example, you can play music on a speaker that's connected to the same network or set up hardware (like a security camera) with a compatible Android app.

If you’re experiencing network issues in your mobile apps, turning this off might help. When advanced networking is turned off, it might prevent mobile apps from accessing other devices on your network. Changes will take effect when you restart the Subsystem.


Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is being deprecated beginning March 5, 2025

Here's How:

1 Open the Windows Subsystem for Android™️ Settings app from Start > All apps.

2 Click/tap on System on the left side of Windows Subsystem for Android™️ Settings. (see screenshot below step 3)

3 Turn On (default) or Off Advanced networking for what you want. (see screenshot below)


4 Click/tap on the Turn off button to Turn off Windows Subsystem for Android™️ to apply. (see screenshot below)

Windows Subsystem for Android™️ will restart to apply the next time you open an Android app.


5 You can now close Windows Subsystem for Android™️ Settings if you like.

That's it,
Shawn Brink

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