Turning off Connected Standby on Windows 10

Disable always-on Windows 10 Wifi

  1. regedit: set to 0

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\CsEnabled
    
  2. Reboot

Advantages of disabling Windows 10 always-on Wifi

  • save battery by not having your computer connected to Wifi while sleeping.
  • not connecting to possibly rogue AP as you travel about, or being subject to tracking.
  • some hardware (e.g. Surface Pro 3) often fails to connect to Wifi on wakeup until manually going to Device Manager and disable/enable cycling the Wifi adapter.

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