Disabling wireless connections when Windows 7 is connects to a LAN

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 16 Sept. 2011 / Last Updated on 16 Sept. 2011]

A utility you can use to disable wireless connections when a Windows 7 computer is connected to a wired LAN.

By default, if you have Windows 7 connected to a network over a wireless connection and you then use a cable to connect the computer to a LAN, the wireless connection stays active, which often is not optimal behavior. There is no default way in Windows 7 itself to override this behavior, but there is a free tool called Automatic Wireless Disabler Daemon available from CodePlex which you can use to accomplish this. To download this tool, go to http://awdd.codeplex.com.  

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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