How to Stop Automatically Connecting to a Wi-Fi on Windows 11

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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.

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Stop Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Through Taskbar

  1.  Click on the Wi-Fi option at the bottom right corner of the taskbar. (Shortcut keys: Win + A)
  2.  Click on the Wi-Fi icon.
    Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11
  3.  If the Wi-Fi has been connected, click Disconnect.
    Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11
  4.  Uncheck the Connect automatically option.
    Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11

Control Panel

  1.  Click on the search icon on the taskbar and type Control Panel. Click Open.
    Control Panel
  2.  Click on Network and Internet
    Control Panel Settings
  3.  Select Network and Sharing Centre
    Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11
  4.  Select Change adapter settings from the left pane.
    Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11
  5.  Select the Wi-Fi connection you are currently using.
    Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11
  6.  Select Wireless properties
    Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11
  7.  In the Connection tab, uncheck Connect automatically when this network is in range.
  8.  Select OK.
    Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11

Settings

Step-1: Click on the Windows icon on the taskbar and then select the Settings cog. (Shortcut keys: Win + I)

Settings App

Step-2: Select the Network & Internet from the left pane.

Settings App

Step-3: Click on Wi-Fi in the left pane.

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Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11

Step-4: Select the connection you are currently using.

Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11

Step-5: Uncheck the Connect automatically when in the range option.

Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Windows 11

I hope this helps. Let us know in the comments below.

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