This article will show you how to enable or disable connect automatically setting for wireless networks in your Windows 10.

Connecting to wireless network is not a new thing for today’s generation. In Windows 10, when wireless network is available, and you connect to a particular network, you’re asked whether you should connect to this network automatically or not. If you allow Windows 10 to automatically connect the wireless network, your preference will be saved under network profile which is intact in the registry database.

Connect Automatically To WiFi In Windows 10

As Windows remembers your network and preference to connect automatically, you would then not able to change this preference from network fly-out on taskbar. So if you need to disable automatic connection for your wireless network, you can apply either of the methods mentioned below.

Connect Automatically To WiFi In Windows 10

Method 1 – Using Settings App

1. Right click Start Button or press W8K + X keys and select Settings.

2. In the Settings app, navigate to Network & Internet > Wi-Fi.

3. Now in right pane of Wi-Fi, click on your currently connected wireless network.

Connect Automatically To WiFi In Windows 10

4. Finally, in next window, under Connect automatically when in range, toggle to the switch to On/Off to enable/disable automatic connection for the wireless network, respectively.

Connect Automatically To WiFi In Windows 10

You can alternatively configure this setting using Control Panel, as mentioned in Method 2 below.

Method 2 – Via Control Panel

FYI: This method also works in Windows 8.1/8/7.

1. Open Control Panel and then click Network and Sharing Center.

Connect Automatically To WiFi In Windows 10

2. In Network and Sharing Center, against Connections, click on your currently active wireless network name.

Connect Automatically To WiFi In Windows 10

3. Moving on, on the wireless status sheet, click on Wireless Properties button.

Connect Automatically To WiFi In Windows 10

4. Under wireless network property sheet, at Connection tab, check/uncheck Connect automatically when in range option to allow/prevent automatic connection of wireless network. Click OK.

Connect Automatically To WiFi In Windows 10

So this is how you can configure Windows 10 to automatically connect to WiFi networks.

That’s it!

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