Turning off Connected Standby on Windows 10

Disable always-on Windows 10 Wifi by changing:

System → Power & Sleep → Network Connection → Never


Advantages of disabling Windows Connected Standby:

  • 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. Microsoft Surface Pro) often fails to connect to Wifi on wakeup until manually going to Device Manager and disable/enable cycling the Wifi adapter.