How to Turn On or Off Cellular in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to enable or disable a cellular network adapter in Windows 11. If your Windows 11 device has a built-in SIM or eSIM card that has network connectivity, you can use it to connect to a cellular data network anywhere there’s a cellular signal.

If there’s no built-in SIM card included with your device, you may be able to connect an external cellular adapter to connect to a cellular network anywhere you get a signal.

Cellular connection works similar to other Wi-Fi and hotspot connections where you can connect to available networks simply by knowing the connection credentials. Once connected, you can browse, send emails and perform other network activities.

Below is how to turn On or Off cellular network in Windows 11

How to enable or disable cellular network in Windows 11

As mentioned above, if your Windows 11 device has a built-in SIM or eSIM card that has network connectivity, you can use it to connect to a cellular data network anywhere there’s a cellular signal.

Below is how to enable or disable cellular network adapter in Windows 11

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings app.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Network & internet, and select the Cellular tile on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

turn on cellular adapter in windows 11

Toggle the Cellular switch to On to enable cellular network connection in Windows 11.

To disable, go to Start > Settings > Network & internet > Cellular and toggle the switch to the Off position to disable.

disable cellular adapter in windows 11

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on or off cellular network adapter in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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