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 widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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