Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows  

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  1. reddwarf4ever's Avatar
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    Sorry, I am a bit confused, “It looks like the GPO is only valid for domain joined computers, and it's not specifically for turning off Wi-Fi when connected to Ethernet.” But it is working perfectly for me and is t this the native method you refer to ???

    also doesn’t The GPO script simply act as a switch, turning off WiFi as I can do in windows, maybe this is an over simplistic view, but I do t have an I. Depth knowledge of such things
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #11

    reddwarf4ever said:
    Sorry, I am a bit confused, “It looks like the GPO is only valid for domain joined computers, and it's not specifically for turning off Wi-Fi when connected to Ethernet.” But it is working perfectly for me and is t this the native method you refer to ???

    also doesn’t The GPO script simply act as a switch, turning off WiFi as I can do in windows, maybe this is an over simplistic view, but I do t have an I. Depth knowledge of such things
    Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the other 3rd party program options instead.

    The GPO is native, but it's description below doesn't match what this tutorial is for.

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  3. reddwarf4ever's Avatar
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    Hi, I realise the description is somewhat bewildering, to me anyway, but it’s listed as being a simple turn WiFi off if Ethernet detected and vice versa, isn’t that what this tutorial is about ?

    forgive me if I am wrong, I will just go amd sit in a corner and stay quiet
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    reddwarf4ever said:
    Hi, I realise the description is somewhat bewildering, to me anyway, but itís listed as being a simple turn WiFi off if Ethernet detected and vice versa, isnít that what this tutorial is about ?

    forgive me if I am wrong, I will just go amd sit in a corner and stay quiet
    LOL, no. Don't go to the corner.

    Correct, the tutorial is for automatically turning off Wi-Fi when connected to Ethernet.

    The GPO is for not allowing non-domain network connections when connected to a domain (work/school) network instead. This would be unrelated to the tutorial.
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  5. reddwarf4ever's Avatar
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       #14

    Ok but it works as per the title of your tutorial.....take care keep safe
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    reddwarf4ever said:
    Ok but it works as per the title of your tutorial.....take care keep safe
    Odd that it worked for that, but glad it did for you.
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  7. sportsfan148's Avatar
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       #16

    I always use an ethernet connection for accessing the internet (faster and more reliable connection). To save electricity and unnecessary wear and tear on the Network card I just leave my laptop with Flight Mode turned on permanently . If I need to print using my wireless printer I just turn off Flight Mode until Ive finished printing and then turn Flight Mode back on again.
    Am I misunderstanding how Network Cards work? Ive been doing this for quite a while now. Is this not a good idea..Am I doing something wrong?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    sportsfan148 said:
    I always use an ethernet connection for accessing the internet (faster and more reliable connection). To save electricity and unnecessary wear and tear on the Network card I just leave my laptop with Flight Mode turned on permanently . If I need to print using my wireless printer I just turn off Flight Mode until Ive finished printing and then turn Flight Mode back on again.
    Am I misunderstanding how Network Cards work? Ive been doing this for quite a while now. Is this not a good idea..Am I doing something wrong?
    Hey mate,

    You're not doing anything wrong.

    The method in the tutorial is just another option available to have Wi-Fi automatically turn off whenever connected via Ethernet, and Wi-Fi automatically turn on when disconnected from Ethernet.
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  9. sportsfan148's Avatar
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       #18

    Brink said:
    Hey mate,

    You're not doing anything wrong.

    The method in the tutorial is just another option available to have Wi-Fi automatically turn off whenever connected via Ethernet, and Wi-Fi automatically turn on when disconnected from Ethernet.
    Hi Shawn. How are you doing mate...I hope you're keeping safe. Thanks for confirming for me that using Flight Mode is an acceptable alternative method to do the same job...much appreciated
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    sportsfan148 said:
    Hi Shawn. How are you doing mate...I hope you're keeping safe. Thanks for confirming for me that using Flight Mode is an acceptable alternative method to do the same job...much appreciated


    I hope you are as well.
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