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    Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows

    Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows

    How to Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows
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    10 Feb 2021
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    How to Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows


    When you connect an Ethernet cable to a Windows PC which is already connected to a Wi-Fi network, Windows will automatically use the Ethernet connection by default instead of the Wi-Fi network. However, Windows does not automatically turn off the Wi-Fi connection when you connect an Ethernet cable. By defailt, you would need to manually turn off the Wi-Fi if you wanted to save power and/or battery life.

    If supported by the driver of your wireless network adapter, you may be able to enable the "Disable Upon Wired Connect" setting to have Windows automatically turn off Wi-Fi when you connect an Ethernet cable. When you unplug the Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi will automatically be turned back on.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to automatically turn off Wi-Fi when you connect an Ethernet cable to your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the "Disable Upon Wired Connect" setting.




    Here's How:

    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type ncpa.cpl into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Network Connections.

    2 Right click or press and hold on your wireless network adapter (ex: "Wi-Fi"), and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows-disable_upon_wired_connect-1.jpg

    3 Click/tap on the Configure button. (see screenshot below)

    Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows-disable_upon_wired_connect-2.png

    4 Click/tap on the Advanced tab, select the Disable Upon Wired Connect property, select Enabled or Disabled (default) in the Value drop down for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi Upon Ethernet Connect in Windows-disable_upon_wired_connect-3.png

    5 You can now close Network Connections if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. reddwarf4ever's Avatar
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    Hi
    havnt got disabled on wired connect option.....tried WLAN manager, but can’t see how to execute
    .\WLANManager.ps1 -Install:System
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    reddwarf4ever said:
    Hi
    havnt got disabled on wired connect option.....tried WLAN manager, but can’t see how to execute
    .\WLANManager.ps1 -Install:System
    Hello mate,

    If you do not have this option for your wireless network adapter, then usually it's either not supported by the driver or adapter itself.
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    reddwarf4ever said:
    Thanks bit want to try WLAN: manager, but can’t see how to execute .\WLANManager.ps1 -Install:System
    It may be best to ask about that in a new thread since it's not related to the setting in the tutorial.
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    Will do thanks

    - - - Updated - - -

    Would it be a good idea to update this tutorial with other options ? There is the GPEDIT option & WLAN, or an up to date version of WLAN....I am still finding it difficult to achieve this, may help others also thanks
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    reddwarf4ever said:
    Would it be a good idea to update this tutorial with other options ? There is the GPEDIT option & WLAN, or an up to date version of WLAN....I am still finding it difficult to achieve this, may help others also thanks
    Sure. If you know of other options, then please do point me in their direction. I'll be happy to add them as other options to the tutorial.
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    How to Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi When an Ethernet Cable is Connected? | Windows OS Hub

    5 Ways To Automatically Turn Off WiFi When Ethernet LAN Cable Is Connected

    4 Ways to Automatically Disable Wireless Network Connection when Local Area Connection is Enabled • Raymond.CC

    these give GPEDIT option and WLAN, plus one other I think, which I am sure you could explain a lot better, thanks

    maybe this should be added, if nothing else..

    i used this, didn’t seem to work first, but redid it now works perfectly..
    GPO to Disable Non-Domain Wireless Networks When Connected to LAN

    In the GPO there is a separate setting that allows you to disable the Wi-Fi connections when a computer is connected to a corporate domain network via LAN. This policy is located in the GPO section Computer Configuration -> Policies ->Administrative Templates -> Network ->Windows Connection Manager and called “Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network”. The policy appeared in Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 or higher.
    The policy prevents a computer from being connected to both domain and non-domain networks at once.

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    original source
    How to Automatically Turn Off Wi-Fi When an Ethernet Cable is Connected? | Windows OS Hub

    worked for me perfectly....
    Last edited by reddwarf4ever; 08 Jul 2020 at 11:54.
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    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.

    The other options involve 3rd party programs which I don't like to use when you can set it natively in Windows.

    Not to mention, none of this will work if not supported by the wireless network adapter or its driver.
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  8. reddwarf4ever's Avatar
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    My device doesn’t have ‘Disabled upon wired connect’ is a normal setup, a single PC, and works perfectly

    what does this refer to ? you can set it natively in Windows.
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    reddwarf4ever said:
    My device doesn’t have ‘Disabled upon wired connect’ is a normal setup, a single PC, and works perfectly

    what does this refer to ? you can set it natively in Windows.
    Natively (built-in) like the setting in the tutorial without having to use 3rd party programs to set.
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