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    Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10
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    22 Aug 2017
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    How to Turn On or Off Wi-Fi Communication in Windows 10

    information   Information
    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.

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

    Note   Note
    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
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi from Wireless Network Icon on Taskbar
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Action Center
    • Option Four: To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Wi-Fi Settings
    • Option Five: To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Airplane Mode Settings




    Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    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.

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    Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi from Wireless 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)

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    Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Action Center

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, the Wi-Fi Quick Action directly takes you to the “View Available Network” flyout instead of turning ON/OFF your Wi-Fi.


    1. Open Action Center (Win+A).

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

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    Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Wi-Fi Settings

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview 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)

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     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)

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




    Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    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. (see screenshot below)

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

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    That's it,
    Shawn



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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       13 Oct 2016 #1

    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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