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Windows 7: How to manually disconnect a wireless session?


01 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to manually disconnect a wireless session?

There must be a way to do this, but I sure can't find it. I'm connected to a wireless network and want to manually DISCONNECT from the wireless network, while leaving the wireless adapter active; i.e., I don't want to disable the adapter....just disconnect the network session. When I click open my network connection icon in the system tray, it shows I'm connected to wireless network "XYZ" - I would think I would be able to right-click or click open the "XYZ" network icon and see a "disconnect" button or something, but I can't do either. Right-clicking does nothing, and trying to click it open does nothing. If I click open "network and sharing" I again see the "XYZ" wireless network I'm connected to, but no option to disconnect. If I shut down the computer and boot back up, my adapter automatically reconnects to "XYZ".

I give up - how does one manually disconnect from a wireless network?

Thanks in advance.

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01 Jul 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daveatx View Post
There must be a way to do this, but I sure can't find it. I'm connected to a wireless network and want to manually DISCONNECT from the wireless network, while leaving the wireless adapter active; i.e., I don't want to disable the adapter....just disconnect the network session. When I click open my network connection icon in the system tray, it shows I'm connected to wireless network "XYZ" - I would think I would be able to right-click or click open the "XYZ" network icon and see a "disconnect" button or something, but I can't do either. Right-clicking does nothing, and trying to click it open does nothing. If I click open "network and sharing" I again see the "XYZ" wireless network I'm connected to, but no option to disconnect. If I shut down the computer and boot back up, my adapter automatically reconnects to "XYZ".

I give up - how does one manually disconnect from a wireless network?

Thanks in advance.

Just click on the networking in system try, click on connect click connect then disconnect. see pic
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02 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Zigzag is correct...
Are you saying you dont want you computer to automatically connect to the network?
If so, here's what you do
right click on the network icon in the taskbar (located rght side) and select "open netork and sharing center". Click on it. Once that opens, navigate to the upper left hand side to "manage wireless networks" (under control panel home). Click on that. Once there, right click on the network and select "properties" and uncheck "connect automatically when this network is in range" and click ok. that should do it.
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