How to Turn On or Turn Off Wi-Fi in Windows 11?

WiFi is one of the preferred methods for Windows users to connect to the internet. If your computer or laptop includes a Wi-Fi adapter, you can instantly connect to the internet using any WiFi connectivity of a router or smartphone. It is so simple, turn on the WiFi hotspot on your mobile phone and, using the credentials, connect your PC to the internet.

This gearupwindows article will share the different and simple ways to turn on or turn off Wi-Fi on Windows 11 PC. You can adopt any of these procedures that suites you to enable or disable the WiFi on your computer.

How to Turn On or Turn Off Wi-Fi on Windows 11 from the Keyboard?

Most of the laptops include a dedicated function key to enable or disable the Wi-Fi adapter. On the keyboard, one key will have a tiny wireless symbol. Clicking on that WiFi key, you can turn on or turn off the WiFi on your PC.

How to Enable or Disable Wi-Fi using Quick Settings in Windows 11?

The Quick Settings area on Windows 11 is where you can turn on or turn off the WiFi adapter quickly. To do that, you need to perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Move the cursor on the network/volume/battery icon on the taskbar and click on it to open the Quick Settings flyout.

Step 2. Here, you will find several icons. Click on the Wi-Fi icon to turn off or turn off the Wi-Fi.

How to Turn On or Turn Off Wi-Fi on Windows 11 through Device Manager?

Step 1. Right-click on the Start button on the taskbar and select Device Manager from the available options to access it.

Step 2. On the Device Manager window, expand the Network adapters tree to see the Wi-Fi adapter’s entry. Then right-click on the Wi-Fi adapter and select the Disable device option.

When prompted, click on the Yes button to disable it.

After performing the above steps, WiFi will stop working on your PC. You will also notice a down arrow on the WiFi adapter icon.

To enable Wi-Fi again on your computer, repeat the above steps, and in step 2, select the Enable device option.

How to Turn On or Turn Off Wi-Fi on Windows 11 using the Settings app?

The Settings app is my favorite choice to perform several tasks on Windows 11. Using the Settings app, you can enable or disable WiFi through two places. We will see them one by one.

First Method:

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys simultaneously from the keyboard or any other method.

Step 2. Select Network & internet category from the left sidebar of the Settings window.

Step 3. Here, switch the toggle button to On/Off position on right side pane to quickly enable or disable WiFi according to your needs.

Second Method:

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys simultaneously from the keyboard or any other method.

Step 2. Under settings, click on the Network & internet category from the left side pane.

Step 3. On the right side pane, click on the Airplane mode.

Step 4. Under the Wireless devices section, click on the toggle switch next to Wi-Fi to turn On/Off WiFi according to your choice.

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