How to turn on/off wireless connectivity in Windows 8
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Press the Windows key to bring up the Modern UI (aka metro interface) and simply type “Wireless". From here click and open the Settings icon located on the right hand side of the screen.
You will now see a list of wireless settings on the left hand side of the screen. The second option down will be a cog icon titled “Turn wireless communication on or off" - click on this.
From here you will have three options and you can individually turn on/off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, or enable Flight mode, which will turn off all Wireless connectivity.
That's how you turn on/off wireless connectivity in Windows 8. Easy eh?
How to turn on/off wireless connectivity in Windows 8 with touch
If you're lucky enough to have your Windows 8 computer optimized for touch, then turning on/off wireless connectivity is very simple.
Swipe in from the right of the screen to bring in the charms bar.
Open settings and click on the Wi-Fi symbol found in the bottom left of the Settings bar. From here simply toggle the Flight mode switch to the on or off position.
If you want to keep Wi-Fi on and turn Bluetooth off then you do so by clicking on PC Setting (found at the bottom of the settings bar) and follow step four above.