Create Wi-Fi Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

If your Windows 10 device comes with a wireless network adapter, then it can be configured in Settings. A special page under Network & Internet contains all related settings in one place. Today, we'll see how to create a special shortcut to open that page faster.


Wifi Settings Shortcut Windows 10

Wi-Fi is a technology which allows a user to connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN). It is a communications standard that describes how high-frequency radio waves can be used to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections.

In Settings, Wi-Fi options can be used to connect your device to a wireless network, to enable a random MAC address (if supported), to find your IP address and for other related tasks. If you open these settings frequently, it makes sense to create a direct shortcut to them.

Wifi Settings Windows 10

Windows 10 provides special commands to open various pages of Settings directly. Refer to the following articles to learn more about them.

We can use the appropriate command to create the WiFi settings page shortcut.

To create the Wi-Fi settings shortcut in Windows 10, do the following.

Right click the empty space on your Desktop. Select New - Shortcut in the context menu (see the screenshot).

In the shortcut target box, type or copy-paste the following:

explorer.exe ms-settings:network-wifi

Wifi Settings Create Shortcut Windows 10

Use the line "Wi-Fi settings" without quotes as the name of the shortcut. Actually, you can use any name you want. Click on the Finish button when done.

Any Name Shortcut Windows 10

Now, right click the shortcut you created and select Properties.

Windows 10 Airplane Mode Shortcut Properties

On the Shortcut tab, click on the button Change Icon.

Wifi Settings Shortcut Change Icon Button

Specify a new icon from the C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll file.

See the following screenshot:Wifi Settings Shortcut Change Icon

Click OK to apply the icon, then click OK to close the shortcut properties dialog window.

When you double-click the shortcut you created, it will open the Wi-Fi settings page for you.

Wifi Settings Windows 10

That's it.

Support us

Winaero greatly relies on your support. You can help the site keep bringing you interesting and useful content and software by using these options:

If you like this article, please share it using the buttons below. It won't take a lot from you, but it will help us grow. Thanks for your support!


Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Create Wi-Fi Settings Shortcut in Windows 10”

  1. How do I get a short cutto “Show Available Networks” or even trigger a connection to a knows Network?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Using Telegram? Subscribe to the blog channel!
Hello. Add your message here.