How to Enable or Disable WSA Advanced Networking in Windows 11

This article explains the steps one can take to enable or disable Advanced networking with Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11.

 Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) creates a virtual machine that provides the environment to install and run Android applications as if they were natively installed on Windows.

The Advanced networking settings in WSA allow Android apps to connect to other devices on the same network as your Windows PC. When this setting is turned on, you can play content wirelessly.

If you are having network issues with your mobile apps, turning off the Advanced networking feature might help resolve the issues. Howerver, if off or disabled, you won’t be able to access other devices on your network.

Turn on or off advanced networking in Windows Subsystem for Android

As described above, advanced networking settings allow Android apps to connect to other devices on the same network as your Windows PC. When this setting is turned on, you can play content wirelessly.

Here’s how to turn it on or off in Windows 11.

First, you must install Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on Windows 11. If you haven’t already done so, then follow the post below to learn how to install it.

How to install Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11

Once installed, go to the Start menu, and search for Windows Subsystem for Android. Under Best match, select and open Windows Subsystem for Android app.

When the app opens, go to its Settings pane.

Windows WSA Settings pane
Windows WSA Settings pane

On the right, select the Advanced networking tile. Next, toggle the button On or Off to enable or disable the advanced networking feature.

Windows WSA enable or disable advanced networking
Windows WSA enables or disables advanced networking

After enabling or disabling the advanced networking feature, scroll down and click the button Turn off button as highlighted below.

Windows WSA turn off
Windows WSA turns off

Windows Subsystem for Android™️ will restart to apply the next time you open an Android app.

That should do it!

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