How to Block other WiFi Network Signals on your Windows PC ?

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In this digital world of the internet -Wifi is the essential part of the computer world. but, with technology comes limitations. There are many unwanted signals those may interfere with yours. So, in this article I’m going to talk about – How to block other WiFi Network signals on your Windows PC.

You can do this with simple CMD Commands. Don’t worry – it’s not that hard. I am going to explain all steps and commands one by one. So, sit tight and have patience. Let’s have a look at them.

How to block other WiFi Network signals on your Windows PC
How to block other WiFi Network signals on your Windows PC

Block Other WiFi Network Signals

In a crowded area – where you can find many public networks. And, you want to prevent your computer to automatically connect to these networks. So, blocking them is a great idea. Here are simple steps to do that in a few seconds.

#1 Block wifi signals

How to block other WiFi Network signals on your Windows PC
How to block other WiFi Network signals on your Windows PC

Doing anything with the unwanted wifi signals – we need to whitlist our required signals. So, To whitelist those signals – we need to run a command in the CMD window.

  1. Press Windows+R & Type ‘CMD‘ > Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
  2. Now, in the Popped-up black screen – type the following command:
    netsh wlan add filter permission=allow ssid=”YOUR WIFI SIGNAL NAME” networktype=infrastructure
  3. Change the name with your wifi signal’s name and hit enter to apply command.
How to block other WiFi Network signals on your Windows PC
How to block other WiFi Network signals on your Windows PC

4. Now, its time to block all the other wifi signals to interfere with your windows PC.
5. simply apply the following command and you are ready to go:
netsh wlan add filter permission=denyall networktype=infrastructure

#2 Unblock Wifi Signals

Now, after locking out all the unwanted signals. There may be some situations – where you want to revert back all the changes you’ve made in the previous step. So, you need to have this knowledge too.

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist for doing that. Just simply, write the commands used above and replace the word add with delete in the command. e.g. netsh wlan delete filter permission=denyall networktype=infrastructure

#3 Block a single Wifi Signal

Blocking a single wifi signal is as simple as allowing the single signal (as in step #1). In the previous command – you just need to replace ‘Allow‘ with ‘block‘. eg: 

netsh wlan add filter permission=block ssid=”WIFI SIGNAL YOU WANT TO BLOCK” networktype=infrastructure

#4 View current filter settings on Wifi networks

Simple command ‘netsh wlan show filters‘ will show you Your current settings of the filters on the wifi signals. By default, there are no filters in the list. But, you can add as many as you want.

From the Editor’s Desk

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