On Windows 11, whenever you configure a new Wi-Fi network profile by default, the system will enable the option to connect automatically when the network is in range. Although this convenient feature makes connecting to the internet faster, it’s not one that you need on every wireless network.
Windows 11 includes multiple ways to disable automatic connections to wireless access points if you don’t need to connect to specific networks automatically.
In this risewindows post, we will show you how to automatically prevent your laptop from connecting to the wireless access points.
How to Prevent Windows 11 from Automatically Connecting to a Wi-Fi network using Quick Settings?
Automatically Windows 11 connects to a previously joined Wi-Fi network every time it’s in range. However, you can prevent it if you need.
Step 1. First, disconnect the particular Wi-Fi network if you’re already connected.
For that, click on the Quick Settings area on the taskbar, select the Wi-Fi you’re connected to, and then click on the
Step 2. After that, uncheck the checkbox beside
Select and click the
How to Disable Automatic Connection to Wi-Fi on Windows 11 using the Settings App?
Even if you can change the settings after adding a wireless network profile, you can also disable automatic connections during the network configuration process.
Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing
Step 2. Now, select
Step 3. Then, click the
Step 4. Next, click on
Step 5. So, you’ll see all the Wi-Fi networks you’ve connected to in the past. Find the Wi-Fi network and click on that you don’t want to join automatically.
Step 6. Lastly, uncheck the box beside
Changes will be saved automatically. You can close the Settings app if you don’t have any other job to perform.
How to Stop Automatic Wi-Fi connection using Control Panel on Windows 11?
To prevent or stop Windows 11 from connecting to the wireless access point automatically, do these steps:-
Step 1. First, open Control Panel on your computer.
Step 2. Now, click on
Step 3. Then, select the
Step 4. Now settings app will open on the “Network & internet” page. On the right-side pane of the Settings window, then click on the
Step 5. Click on the
Step 6. Next, you’ll see all the Wi-Fi networks that you’ve connected to in the past on your computer. Click on the Wi-Fi network that you don’t want to join automatically on your PC.
Step 7. Finally, uncheck the checkbox beside
After completing the above steps, Windows 11 won’t connect to a wireless network automatically.
That’s it for the article.
Good luck, guys.!!!