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Kamau
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Prevent Wireless Auto Connect

I want to keep my laptop from auto connecting to wifi on my modem. Everytime I turn it off/on, or wake it up, it connects wirelessly connects. I don't want this everytime I use it. It will even disconnect from the dsl cable and reconnect to wireless when I am using it.

I have tried to use the settings, and change it from automatically connect, but the setting never sticks, and reverts back to auto when I close the window. I uncheck the the boxes in the properties as well.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Peace,

Kamau
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Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 40,354

Re: Prevent Wireless Auto Connect

We can't see your computer. This should work for non-DOS-based versions of Windows from 2000 forward.

 

Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc), expand Network adapters, right-click the WiFi device, and click Disable.

 

If you want to discuss anything, give us your computer's complete model designation and the version of Windows.

-Jerry
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Kamau
Posts: 9

Re: Prevent Wireless Auto Connect

Sorry about that.

I have a Satellite Pro L555, running Windows 7, 64 bit.

But I still did what you suggested. Will check to see if it works. At ho,e, I just perfer to use the DSL cable when I'm sitting right in front of the router.

Thanks for the info, as it's been driving me crazy for some time.

Peace,

Kamau
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Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 40,354

Re: Prevent Wireless Auto Connect

Let us know how it goes.


Satellite Pro L555

Which L555 is that? What is the part number? Look here.

 

   Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > PC Diagnostics Tool

-Jerry