How to Turn Wi-Fi On of Off in Windows 11

computer screen with apps
computer screen with apps

The article provides a comprehensive guide on how to turn on or off WiFi connection in Windows 11. It highlights various ways such as using the physical WiFi switch on the computer, through the app icons on the taskbar, via the Quick Action settings, and the Windows System Settings pane. The process has not changed much compared to other Windows versions.

This post shows students and new users how to turn a WiFi connection on or off when using Windows 11 PC.

By now, you know a thing or two about WiFi. If not, here’s a brief overview; WiFi is a wireless technology that allows your computer, smartphone, and mobile devices to connect to the internet.

Turning off WiFi will disconnect your PC from the internet without any other network connections to your computer. There are multiple ways to turn on or off WiFi on computers. Some computers have a WiFi button on top of the keyboard area, and others on the side.

The physical WiFi switch on your computer allows you to turn off or turn on your WiFi connection quickly. There’s also another way to turn off WiFi from Windows; we’ll show you how.

Turning WiFi on and off in Windows 11 hasn’t changed much. Similar to other versions of Windows, the process is still the same.

To get started with turning WiFi connections on and off in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to turn off or on WiFi on Laptop

As mentioned above, multiple ways exist to turn on or off WiFi on Windows 11. One way is using your computer’s WiFi button.

If your laptop has a physical WiFi button, you can quickly turn on or off the WiFi connection simply by toggling the button to the On or Off position or tapping it to disable or enable it.

How to turn on or off WiFi on Windows 11

If your computer does not have a physical WiFi switch or button, you can turn off or on WiFi in Windows 11. Windows 11 shows you app icons on the taskbar in the notification area.

You can see volume, Bluetooth, WiFi icons, and others. The taskbar should look similar to the one below:

If you don’t see the WiFi signal icon on the taskbar, simply press the Windows key + A on your keyboard to show Windows Quick settings.

The Quick Action settings pane will appear. On the settings, click the WiFi option on the list of settings to open the WiFi connection settings.

When the WiFi connection shows up, click the Disconnect to disconnect from the WiFi network.

To connect to WiFi, use the same icon on the taskbar above. Then when a list of available WiFi networks shows up, select the one you want to connect to and type in the correct password to join it.

How to turn WiFi on or off in Windows 11

Sometimes, you may want to disable WiFindows WiFi, not just disconnect completely. You can do that via the Windows System settings pane.

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

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

In the System setting pane, select Network & Internet. From there, you can quickly disable and enable WiFi by toggling the button to the On or Off position.

Click the Advanced network settings below to turn the WiFi adapter on or off.

Then select the WiFi adapter and click Disable. If it’s already disabled and you want to enable it, click Enable.

That will turn off the WiFi in Windows 11. You can now exit the settings pane, and you’re done.


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