Ways to disable wireless utility on a laptop

What are the ways to disable wireless on laptops?

Wireless connectivity is an important feature available in most laptops. A wireless connection allows you to connect the computer to a network wirelessly. It also minimizes the cost of connecting cables. Sometimes wireless connectivity might need to be disabled. For wireless connectivity, there are some problems. One of the main problems with wireless connectivity is that it can be hacked very easily. You might need to use encryption for using a wireless connection. In order to disable wireless connectivity, go to ‘Control Panel’ of Windows and access ‘Networking’. You need to right-click on any ‘Wireless Network Connection’ on the network connection. After that, there will be an Enable or Disable option. Choose ‘Disable’ for disabling the wireless connection.

Some of the steps to resolve wireless connection issues and reasons for disabling a wireless connection:

  • Unable to update Windows

  • Outdated antivirus software

  • Unable to access a network in public places

Unable to update Windows

Make sure that you disable updates only when needed. After updating Windows, you might get new security updates and the computer will function faster. When wireless connectivity is disabled, then the updates for Windows might not take place. The main reason is that the connection to server cannot be established.

Outdated antivirus software

You might have antivirus software installed on the computer. The function of antivirus software is to detect spyware, viruses and other harmful threats. Antivirus software often prevent, detect, and remove malware, including computer viruses, worms, and Trojans. If the wireless connection is disabled, you may not be able to update antivirus software and Windows will become unsecure.

Unable to access network in public places

You may not be able to access the network in public places like airports, cafes, railway stations if your wireless connection is disabled. You need to know that once you disable wireless connectivity, then you will not be able to access the Wi-Fi feature. Some wireless networks are free in public places. Disabling wireless connectivity eliminates this possibility.

iYogi's Digital Home Plan

We offer comprehensive support for your PC, connected devices, peripherals and over 500 software applications including:

  • Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
  • Troubleshooting software errors.
  • Updating drivers and security to protect against online threats.
  • Connecting to the Internet, devices and peripherals.
  • Optimizing your PC's speed and performance.

Enjoy instant and unlimited access to great tech support, all year around. We promise the lowest wait-time and the highest resolution rate in the industry. The experienced and skilled technicians of iYogi are on call 24x7 to provide you support for resolving any tech issue that you are struggling with.

iYogi’s tech experts can provide support for all the major brands of laptops, like Dell, ASUS, Toshiba, Compaq, Lenovo, Dell, etc.