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Windows 7: How to turn off WiFi so that it does not re-enable after reboot?

11 Oct 2016   #1
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 
How to turn off WiFi so that it does not re-enable after reboot?

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I have Win 7 Home Premium.

Is there an easy way to disable my wireless connection so that (a) it does not enable itself after a reboot, and (b) I don't need to implement the complete process to re-enable the wireless?

Under normal circumstances, the re-enable after a reboot is fine. I can disconnect WiFi from the system tray, and it reconnects after reboot.

But sometimes, I might want wireless to remain disabled after reboot. For example, if I'm doing a database restore, and the database starts synching after a reboot (such as Evernote), it could cause problems :-)

At the moment, I simply switch off the router until the database restore is complete.
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11 Oct 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just don`t let it connect.

Doesn`t the laptop have an on off switch for wireless ? Most laptops do.
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11 Oct 2016   #3
Beowulf1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try using windows mobility center.
Press win+x .Turn off wireless. It should stay off unless it is turned on.
Alternatively, you may press the function button on which symbol of tower or wifi is drawn to turn wifi on/off. You may have to press fn key along with the designated funtion key depending on your laptop's config.
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11 Oct 2016   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Right click Network, select Properties. Select Change Adapter Setting. Right click and hold on the Wireless Network Connection and drag the Wireless Network Connection to the desktop to create a shortcut. Whenever you want to disable the WIFI, just double click the shortcut and select Disable at the bottom of the box. To re-enable the WIFI just double click the shortcut again. It's Just That Easy!


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11 Oct 2016   #5
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

I am with the O/P on this one. It would be nice to have a choice to boot without WIFI and then manually select on, only if it is needed. Seems to be an option that manufacturers have a problem to realize that internet connection is not always the most important thing to happen for some people.
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12 Oct 2016   #6
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beowulf1 View Post
Press win+x .Turn off wireless. It should stay off unless it is turned on.
That worked perfectly. Reboot does not re-enable wireless.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beowulf1 View Post
press the function button on which symbol of tower or wifi is drawn to turn wifi on/off. You may have to press fn key along with the designated funtion key depending on your laptop's config.
That worked perfectly. Reboot does not re-enable wireless.

Thanks for both suggestions.
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12 Oct 2016   #7
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Right click Network, select Properties. Select Change Adapter Setting. Right click and hold on the Wireless Network Connection and drag the Wireless Network Connection to the desktop to create a shortcut. Whenever you want to disable the WIFI, just double click the shortcut and select Disable at the bottom of the box. To re-enable the WIFI just double click the shortcut again. It's Just That Easy!
Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm not sure about it - might be a bit clunky.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Whenever you want to disable the WIFI, just double click the shortcut and select Disable at the bottom of the box.
Did that. Red "X" appeared on the sys tray icon. I rebooted. Red "X" still persistent (even after waiting a couple of minutes to be sure).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
To re-enable the WIFI just double click the shortcut again.
Did that. But the same dialog box as above re-appeared. The "Disable" button was displayed, at the same time as the red "X" was displayed on the sys tray icon

After that, I restored the connection using my normal technique: click a sufficient number of icons and buttons a sufficient number of times, in random sequence

After restoring the connection, your method works if I DON'T REBOOT. In other words, the second double-click on the desktop shortcut presents a message box with "Enabling", followed by "Enabled".

If I remember, I might try your method again just before shutdown - to verify the strange behaviour of the desktop shortcut after reboot (as explained above).

Anyway - thanks again.
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