Wireless AutoSwitch will automatically enable/disable the wireless card based on the LAN connection. It works on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Vista and XP. When the LAN is connected the wireless card will automatically get disabled, and then re-enabled when there is no LAN connection. This ensures the security of your corporate network, ensures laptops are always using the fastest connection and reduce redundant network connections. Wireless AutoSwitch can also be set to automatically enable/disable modems, Bluetooth devices and 3G/Broadband cards.
What it Does:
Wireless AutoSwitch is installed and runs as a service that is set to automatically start. If the user stops the Wireless AutoSwitch program, it will restart automatically on reboot.
The first thing it does is identify the wireless card and then finds out if it is enabled or disabled. Then it checks if there is a hard-wire connection active. If there is an active wired connection the wireless card is disabled if it isn't already disabled.
At this point Wireless AutoSwitch is in a loop looking at the wired connection every 3 seconds.
Because the program is in a loop only looking at the wired connection you can manually enable the wireless card and it will not get automatically disabled by Wireless AutoSwitch (Only in Mode 1 and 3). This is useful if you temporarily want both wired and wireless enabled.
The moment the wired connection is disconnected, the wireless card is enabled and Windows takes over and makes a wireless connection if one is available and setup for automatic connection.
Wireless AutoSwitch will only enable or disable the wireless network card depending on the situation and nothing else. It does not establish the wired or wireless connections, Windows does that.
Differences In Each Product:
Wireless AutoSwitch XPV works on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Vista and XP, (32bit or 64bit). XPV also adds AirCards, 3G Cards, Broadband Cards and Multi-Card Support. Now no matter what kind of wireless device is installed it is disabled when there is a LAN connection.
Wireless AutoOff by default disables all wireless cards and keeps them disabled. It only allows the user to enable wireless, with a shortcut, if there is no LAN.