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How to Enable or Disable AutoSwitch for Wi-Fi Network in Windows 11

April 21st, 2023 by Admin

Is there a way to stop Windows 11 from searching for other Wi-Fi networks while connected? When the AutoSwitch feature is turned on, Windows will automatically disconnect from the current Wi-Fi and switch to more preferred network if possible. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to enable or disable AutoSwitch for Wi-Fi network in Windows 11.

Method 1: Enable or Disable AutoSwitch for Wi-Fi Network via Network Connections

  1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run box. Type ncpa.cpl and click OK to bring up the Network Connections dialog.

  2. Right-click the Wi-Fi adapter and choose Status from the pop-up menu.

  3. Click the “Wireless Properties” button.

  4. Select the Connection tab. Check the box “Look for other wireless networks while connected to this network” to enable AutoSwitch, or uncheck it to turn off AutoSwitch.

  5. Click OK to save your change.

Method 2: Enable or Disable AutoSwitch for Wi-Fi Network via Command Line

  1. Right-click the Start button on the taskbar and select Terminal (Admin) from the list that appears.

  2. When it opens a Command Prompt window or a PowerShell console, run the command netsh wlan show profiles to display all saved wireless network profiles. You need to note down the name of the Wi-Fi profile you want to enable/disable the Auto Switch feature for.

  3. To turn on the AutoSwitch feature, run the following command. Remember to replace profile_name with the actual profile name you noted in the above step.
    netsh wlan set profileparameter name="profile_name" autoswitch=Yes

    If you want to disable automatic network switching, execute this command instead, and the system will not automatically switch to other Wi-Fi networks.
    netsh wlan set profileparameter name="profile_name" autoswitch=No

That’s it!