• BridgeChecker

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BridgeChecker is a Windows and Mac OS utility that can automatically disable/enable wireless interfaces. Whenever your computer is connected to an Ethernet port and the link state is good, the utility can automatically turn off the IEEE 802.11 wireless network interface. This conserves IP address allocation, reduces security risks, resolves dual interface routing issues, and prolongs battery life.


BridgeChecker Features

  • Custom NIC selection for automatic enable/disable feature
  • Manual interface enable/disable mode using desktop shortcut
  • Disable adapters on PC shutdown / boot up
  • Interface detection based on Windows hardware device name
  •  Hide notification area icon (sometimes referred to as system tray icon)
  • Software will run as a service to bypass Windows UAC issues
  • Flexible licensing options (personal/non-commercial and company/commercial)
  • Supports Mac OS, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
  • Deploy software and configuration settings using MSI file and options
  • Admin password to change configuration
  • Option to whitelist adapters (e.g., virtual adapters, VPN adapters, VMware adapters)
  • Support for 32 bit and 64 bit Operating Systems  

Recommended Usage Scenarios

The program can be used in the following scenarios:

  • Disable wireless when connected to LAN
  • Disable wireless when docked
  • Disable wireless when Ethernet detected
  • Disable wireless when wired
  • Disable wireless when on LAN
  • Disable wireless when cable connected
  • Disable wireless when in docking station
  • Disable wireless when Ethernet plugged in
  • Disable WLAN when LAN is connected
  • Enable only one network adapter at a time

Features in BridgeChecker for Windows

  • Automatically detect wired and wireless adapters for enabling and disabling
  • Default operation mode after install will disable wireless if wired connected
  • Allow Windows 7 standard user account to enable/disable adapters using Desktop shortcut
  • Disable wireless on bootup / shutdown


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 (all versions require Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5)