Wireless Network - Disconnect from in Windows 10

    Wireless Network - Disconnect from in Windows 10

    How to Disconnect from a Wireless Network in Windows 10
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    How to Disconnect from a Wireless Network in Windows 10

    information   Information
    When you connect to a new wireless network, Windows will create a profile for the wireless network. A wireless (Wi-Fi) network profile contains the SSID (network name), password key, and security information to be able to connect to a wireless network.

    If you like, you can disconnect from a wireless network without deleting its profile. When you disconnect from a wireless network, Windows will no longer connect automatically to it. You will need to manually connect to the wireless network the next time you want to connect to it.

    This tutorial will show you how to disconnect from a wireless network on your Windows 10 PC.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Disconnect from Wireless Network from Network Icon
    • Option Two: To Disconnect Wireless Network from Only Interface in Command Prompt
    • Option Three: To Disconnect Wireless Network from Specific Interface in Command Prompt





    Wireless Network - Disconnect from in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Wireless Network - Disconnect from in Windows 10
    To Disconnect from Wireless Network from Network Icon

    1. Click/tap on the Network icon in the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on the connected wireless network you want to disconnect from. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on Disconnect. (see screenshot below)

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    3. You will now be disconnected from this wireless network. (see screenshot below)

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    Wireless Network - Disconnect from in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Wireless Network - Disconnect from in Windows 10
    To Disconnect Wireless Network from Only Interface in Command Prompt

    Note   Note
    You would only want to use this option if you only have one wireless network interface for your PC. You can use the netsh wlan show interfaces command to see if you do.


    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Enter the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    netsh wlan disconnect

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    Wireless Network - Disconnect from in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Wireless Network - Disconnect from in Windows 10
    To Disconnect Wireless Network from Specific Interface in Command Prompt

    Note   Note
    You would only want to use this option if you only have more than one wireless network interface for your PC. You can use the netsh wlan show interfaces command to see if you do.


    1. Open a command prompt.

    2. Enter the command below into the command prompt, press Enter, and make note of the name (ex: "Wi-Fi 2") of the connected interface you want to disconnect. (see screenshot below)

    netsh wlan show interfaces

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    3. Enter the command below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    netsh wlan disconnect interface="name"

    Note   Note
    Substitute name in the command above with the actual name of the wireless network interface from step 2.

    For example: netsh wlan disconnect interface="Wi-Fi 2"


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    That's it,
    Shawn



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       2016-10-05 #1

    just as add

    if for some reason you want to disconnect wireless only TEMPORARY
    you can press airplane mode button in action center

    for re-activate wireless press airplane mode button again .

    Airplane Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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    Last edited by Brink; 2016-10-05 at 09:53. Reason: added tutorial link
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