Network and Internet Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Windows 11

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Wi-Fi is a wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and standard that uses high-frequency radio waves to provide wireless Internet and network connections to your device.

Turning off Wi-Fi will disconnect your PC from all Wi-Fi networks, and turn off power to the Wi-Fi adapter.

Turning off Wi-Fi when not needed can save on electricity and improve security.

This tutorial will show you how to only turn on or off Wi-Fi communication for your Windows 11 PC.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Wi-Fi with Physical Key or Switch
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Wi-Fi from Quick Settings on Taskbar
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Wi-Fi Settings
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Airplane Mode Settings





OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Wi-Fi with Physical Key or Switch


1 Some Windows PCs or devices will have a key on the keyboard or physical switch to turn on or off Wi-Fi. (see screenshots below)

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OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Wi-Fi from Quick Settings on Taskbar


1 Open Quick Settings (Win+A).

2 Do step 3 or step 4 below.

3 Click/tap on the left side of the Wi-Fi button to quickly toggle Wi-Fi on or off. (see screenshots below)

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4 Click/tap on the right side of the Wi-Fi button, and turn on or off Wi-Fi. If you turned off Wi-Fi, you can select when to Turn Wi-Fi back on.(see screenshots below)

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OPTION THREE

Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Wi-Fi Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Network & internet on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3 Turn On or Off Wi-Fi for what you want on the right side.

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4 If you turned off Wi-Fi, you can click/tap on Wi-Fi above to expand it open, and select when to Turn Wi-Fi back on. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION FOUR

Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Airplane Mode Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Network & internet on the left side, and click/tap on Airplane mode on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Turn On or Off Wi-Fi for what you want on the right side under Wireless devices. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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