Adobe Post 20210702 1319410.4044140556868464 compress23 How to Quickly Enable and Disable WiFi or Ethernet in Windows 11

How to Quickly Enable and Disable WiFi or Ethernet in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes major renovations and a host of new features and it has a whole new look. You can see it from its new start menu with rounded corners, and the ability to add and delete Widgets. This new OS also offers a host of productivity improvements, for instance, Snap Layouts, which lets you run multiple apps at once, and also Windows 11 makes it easy to enable or disable network adapters from the Settings app, so you no longer have to use Control Panel. In this guide, you will learn how to quickly and easily enable and disable WiFi or Ethernet in Windows 11 via the Settings app.

Enable and Disable WiFi or Ethernet in Windows 11 from the Settings

Although the control panel is still available in Windows 11, you will no longer need to use it to disable or enable WiFi or Ethernet network adapters, as this option is now built into the Settings application. This will come in handy when you encounter network connection problems. When you have multiple adapters and want to disable the adapters you don’t need, disabling and re-enabling it can solve the problem.

Now Windows 11 Settings app includes the settings in Network & internet advanced settings page. Below you will learn how to quickly enable or disable network adapters on Windows 11.

Enable Ethernet or WiFi Adapter using Settings in Windows 11

To enable and add a WiFi or Ethernet adapter in Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings app on your Windows 11 PC or laptop.
  2. Next, tap on the Network & Internet option from the list.
  3. Then tap on the Advanced network settings tab on the right side.
  4. Now, under the “Network adapters” section, you can select the Enable button for the WiFi or Ethernet adapter you want to enable.
Enable Ethernet or WiFi with Settings in Windows 11
Enabling Wifi and Ethernet using Settings

After completing these steps, the wired or wireless network adapter will allow you to start accepting connections in Windows 11.

Disable Wifi or Ethernet Adapter with Settings in Windows 11

To disable or delete a WiFi or Ethernet adapter with the Windows 11 Settings app, use the below steps:

  1. Go to Settings on your Windows 11 computer.
  2. Next, tap on the Network & Internet option from the list.
  3. Then, select the Advanced network settings tab on the right side.
  4. Now, under the “Network adapters” section, you can select the Disable button for the WiFi or Ethernet adapter you want to disable.
Disable Wifi or Ethernet adapter with Settings in Windows 11
Disabling WiFi &Ethernet using Settings

Once you complete the steps, the network adapter will disable, and connections won’t be allowed. If you are troubleshooting a connection problem, you can use the steps below to re-enable it.

That’s all! Enjoy Windows 11!


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