How to Disable WiFi, Ethernet from System Tray of Windows 10

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This is a quick tutorial to demonstrate how to disable WiFi, Ethernet from system tray of Windows 10. There is a free software called NetSwitch which you can use to easily switch on and off network interfaces in a click. This software shows the list of network interfaces installed on your PC. And you can selectively enable or disable them right from the system tray of Windows 10. This is a very straightforward software that you can easily use to disable network devices which are not in use.

There are number of network interfaces in our PC, but we hardly use all of them. Most people use WiFi to connect to internet and for such people the Ethernet is of no use. So, what they can do is, disable that device. Also, there are some other virtual network interfaces in a PC and this software can disable them too in a click. After running once, the software keeps running in the system tray and you can use it anytime to turn on and off network interfaces. However, the software can not disable Bluetooth interface.

How to Disable WiFi, Ethernet from System Tray of Windows 10
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How to Disable WiFi, Ethernet from System Tray of Windows 10?

NetSwitch is a portable software that you just have to run once. After that, you can invoke it just by clicking on its icon. The software is as simple as it gets. It immediately disables the device that you choose and also you can re-enable it whenever you want.

These are some steps to disable WiFi, Ethernet from system tray of Windows 10.

Step 1: After downloading the software, run it and its icon will sit in the system tray.

NetSwitch tray icon to disable wifi

Step 2: Right-click on the icon of NetSwitch and then it will show you the list of active network interfaces. In front of the active network interfaces, you will see a check icon. Click on the name of the network interface you want to disable and then it will do that for you shortly. Simple as that.

NetSwitch disabling wifi in action

Above you can see how NetSwitch freeware works to disable WiFi, Ethernet in one click. You can now enable disable any network interface on your PC in one go. You will not have to do that by a long process, that is by entering into the Network and Sharing Center of Control Panel.

Final Thoughts:

NetSwitch is a very good free software out there to disable WiFi, Ethernet from system tray of Windows 10. And the best part about it is that it can do that in just a single click. So, if you often feel the need to disable or enable any installed network interface on your PC, then you can try this freeware.

Download NetSwitch here.

How to Disable WiFi, Ethernet from System Tray of Windows 10 on November 15, 2017 rated 4.5 of 5
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