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3 Ways to Enable or Disable Wi-Fi or Ethernet Adapter on Windows 11
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Hi everyone,

In this video, we will guide you on Enabling and Disabling Wi-Fi and Ethernet Adapters on Windows 11.

Windows 11 comes with all-new settings. While Microsoft has made everything easier now on Windows11 for their users, Windows 10 addicted folks may face difficulty locating the new settings. If you are troubleshooting your Windows PC and unable to enable or disable Wi-Fi and Ethernet adapters on Windows 11, this gearupwindows article will help you.

To enable or disable Wi-Fi and Ethernet adapters, at least three easy ways are available on Windows 11.

We will show one by one, and you can opt any.

How to Enable or Disable Wi-Fi / Ethernet adapter on Windows 11 using Settings app?

Press Windows + I keys simultaneously from the keyboard to access the Settings app on Windows 11.

In the Settings app, click on the Network & Internet category on the left side pane, and on the right of it, select the Advanced network settings tab.

Under the list of Network Adapters, you will find all your Network Adapters, even virtual. From here, you can enable or disable any network adapter according to your choice.

Just click on the Disable button beside an entry and the adapter will be disabled. Clicking the enable button will turn on the adapter immediately.

How to Enable or Disable Wi-Fi / Ethernet adapter on Windows 11 via Control Panel?

If you are more familiar with Control Panel, you can also enable or disable the WiFi/Ethernet adapter on Windows 11.

So, first Open Control Panel.

To launch Control Panel, press Windows + R keys simultaneously from the keyboard to open the Run dialog box. In Run, type Control Panel and then click the OK button.

In the Control Panel window, click on the Network and Internet.

On the Network and Internet window, click on the Network and Sharing Center on the right-side pane.

Next, click on the Change adapter settings option.

Now, Network Connections will appear, where you will find all the WiFi/Ethernet adapters listed. Right on any that you would like to disable or enable and select the appropriate option.

How to Enable or Disable Wi-Fi / Ethernet adapter on Windows 11 from Device Manager?

Device Manager of Windows 11 is another good place to enable or disable the WiFi/Ethernet adapter.

First, click on the Start button and type Device Manager.

In the search results, click on the device manager entry to open it.

Now, expand the list of Network Adapters and then perform a right-click to enable or disable the selected adapter on your PC.

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00:00 Intro
00:44 How to Enable or Disable Wi-Fi / Ethernet adapter on Windows 11 using Settings app?
01:29 How to Enable or Disable Wi-Fi / Ethernet adapter on Windows 11 via Control Panel?
02:29 How to Enable or Disable Wi-Fi / Ethernet adapter on Windows 11 from Device Manager?

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