How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10  

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10

    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    06 Mar 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10


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

    Starting with Windows 10 19536, Microsoft has removed the separate Hotspot 2.0 setting under Wi-Fi. This setting was provided while the feature was still in experimental phase, and having it enabled is now part of having Wi-Fi enabled.

    This tutorial will show you how to only turn on or off Wi-Fi communication for your Windows 10 PC.

    If you turn on airplane mode, it will automatically turn off all Bluetooth and wireless communication. However, you will still be able to turn on or off your individual Bluetooth and wireless communication.



    Contents







    OPTION ONE

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


    1 Some Windows 10 PCs or devices will have a key on the keyboard or physical switch to turn on or off Wi-Fi. (see screenshots below)

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-wireless_key_on_keyboard.jpg How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-wi-fi_switch.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi from Network Icon on Taskbar


    1 Click/tap on the wireless network system icon on the taskbar notification area.

    2 Click/tap on the Wi-Fi action button to toggle on or off. (see screenshots below)

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-turn_on_wi-fi_from_wireless_icon.png How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-turn_off_wi-fi_from_wireless_icon.png

    3 If you turned off Wi-Fi, you can select when to Turn Wi-Fi back on. (see screenshot below)

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-turn_wi-fi_back_on_network_icon.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Action Center


    1 Open Action Center (Win+A).

    2 Expand the quick actions at the bottom if not already, and click/tap on the Wi-Fi quick action button to toggle on or off. (see screenshots below)

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-wi-fi_off_action_center.png How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-wi-fi_on_action_center.png






    OPTION FOUR

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


    Starting with Windows 10 build 14946, Microsoft has added a new setting to the Wi-Fi settings page. When you turn Wi-Fi off, you can now select a time under Turn Wi-Fi back on to have it turn on automatically after the amount of time you choose. It’s set to Manually by default in this build.


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2 Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you want to do.


    3 To Turn On Wi-Fi

    A) Click/tap on Wi-Fi on the left side, turn on Wi-Fi on the right side, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-turn_on_wi-fi_in_wi-fi_settings.png


    4 To Turn Off Wi-Fi

    A) Click/tap on Wi-Fi on the left side, turn off Wi-Fi on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Select when to Turn Wi-Fi back on, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-turn_off_wi-fi_in_wi-fi_settings.png


    5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION FIVE

    To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Airplane Mode Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2 Click/tap on Airplane mode on the left side, and turn on or off Wi-Fi on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    3 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10-turn_on_-off_wi-fi_in_airplane_mode_settings.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Update: OPTION FOUR

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14946, Microsoft has added a new setting to the Wi-Fi settings page. When you go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi on your PC, then turn Wi-Fi off, you can now select a time under Turn Wi-Fi back on to have it turn on automatically after the amount of time you choose. It’s set to Manually by default in this build.
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