How to Turn Off Wireless When Wired

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Many computers have the ability to connect to the Internet through either a wireless or a wired connection. For greatest stability and best browsing, most people use only one means of connecting to the Internet at one time, although it is possible to utilize a simultaneous connection. As you switch between connections, turn off wireless when wired. Because your computer is likely configured to both connections, when your computer detects different connections available, it will notify you.

Things You'll Need

  • Network cord
  • Open the Control Panel. Click "Network and Sharing Center."

  • Select "Manage Network Connections" next. Find the configured network connections on your computer.

  • Right-click the wireless connection (possibly labeled "Local Area Connection") and select "Disable."

  • Insert the network cord into the Ethernet port. Your computer should recognize the network cord and automatically connect to the Internet through the wired connection.

Tips & Warnings

  • Enable a wireless connection again by disconnecting the network cord and repeating the same process to manage your network connections. Right-click on the wireless connection and select "Enable."

References

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