How to Stop Automatically Connecting to a Wi-Fi on Windows 11
An open Wi-Fi network can put your data and system at risk, especially if your system automatically connects to different networks whenever they are available. You can stop your device from automatically connecting to nearby networks and ensure that you are no longer at risk. This tutorial will address this concern and show you how to stop automatically connecting to Wi-Fi on Windows 11.
Stop Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11
There are different ways that you can stop this automatic connection feature. I will show you the different methods, and you can pick whichever is more convenient for you.
Stop Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Through Taskbar
- Click on the Wi-Fi option at the bottom right corner of the taskbar. (Shortcut keys: Win + A)
- Click on the Wi-Fi icon.
- If the Wi-Fi has been connected, click Disconnect.
- Uncheck the Connect automatically option.
- Click on the search icon on the taskbar and type Control Panel. Click Open.
- Click on Network and Internet
- Select Network and Sharing Centre
- Select Change adapter settings from the left pane.
- Select the Wi-Fi connection you are currently using.
- Select Wireless properties
- In the Connection tab, uncheck Connect automatically when this network is in range.
- Select OK.
Step-1: Click on the Windows icon on the taskbar and then select the Settings cog. (Shortcut keys: Win + I)
Step-2: Select the Network & Internet from the left pane.
Step-3: Click on Wi-Fi in the left pane.
Step-4: Select the connection you are currently using.
Step-5: Uncheck the Connect automatically when in the range option.
I hope this helps. Let us know in the comments below.
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