Bridgechecker

BridgeChecker is a WiFi auto-switch utility for Windows and Mac OS 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.

Upon launch, the application is immediately sent to the system tray, silently monitoring the available connections, without interfering with your work or requiring user interaction. However, you should take a look at the default configuration options before leaving it running in the background. For security reasons, access to the main interface is password-protected.

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BridgeChecker offers a few options for configuring its policy settings, assisting you in managing both wired and Wi-Fi connections. As such, you can instruct it to deactivate or enable all the secondary network adapters when a primary one is identified or missing, respectively. In addition to this, it can be set to turn off all the wireless network interfaces when the computer is starting or shutting down.

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BridgeChecker Wireless Interface Software Features

  • Automatically detect wired and wireless adapters for enabling and disabling
  • Default operation mode after install will disable wireless if wired connected
  • Custom NIC selection for automatic enable/disable the feature
  • Allow Windows 7 standard user account to enable/disable adapters using the Desktop shortcut
  • Manual interface enable/disable mode using the desktop shortcut
  • Interface detection based on Windows hardware device name
  • Hide notification area icon (sometimes referred to as system tray icon)
  • It will run as a service to bypass Windows UAC issues
  • Flexible licensing options (personal/non-commercial and company/commercial)
  • Deploy software and configuration settings using MSI file and options
  • Admin password to change the configuration
  • Option to whitelist adapters (e.g., virtual adapters, VPN adapters, VMware adapters)
  • Support for 32 bit and 64-bit Operating Systems
  • Disable adapters on PC shutdown/boot up
  • Runs in the background with no user input needed
  • Service Startup Delay
  • Dial-up adapter detection and disconnect
  • EVDO / 3G adapter detection and disconnect
  • Admin password to change the config
  • Option to whitelist adapters (e.g., virtual adapters, VPN adapters)

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Recommended Usage Scenarios of Bridgechecker

  • Disable wireless card when connected to LAN via Ethernet
  • Disable connected wireless USB Adapters when connected to LAN via Ethernet
  • Enable only one network adapter at a time
  • Automatically disable the wireless card when connected to LAN
  • Disable wireless when Ethernet cable plugged in
  • Disable Wireless adapter automatically when there is a LAN
  • Automatically turn off wireless
  • Disable wireless when hard wired
  • Prevent multiple Simultaneous Network Connections
  • Disable wireless when LAN is connected
  • Prevent wireless intrusion by eliminating dual-homed devices
  • Disable WLAN on LAN connection
  • Turn off Wireless on laptop
  • Turn off wireless when LAN connected
  • Disable wireless when on the physical network (LAN)
  • Prevent bridged networks
  • Disable wireless on Ethernet
  • Enable/disable wireless automatically
  • Disable wireless when cable connected
  • Disable WiFi when connected to a wired physical network
  • Swapping between wireless and wired networking
  • How to auto-disable wireless on wired/LAN connect
  • Wireless automatically turn off when wired
  • Auto switch network connection
  • How to auto-switch wireless and LAN on Windows 7

The application can easily detect wired and wireless adapters, mobile data cards, and modems, displaying a complete list of all the devices in the ‘Settings’ window. You can also add new adapters manually and filter records by various criteria, such as name, type, or category (white list, primary, secondary, or third). The list can be easily exported to CSV format and saved to your computer.

System Requirements

Operating System Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/10

Mac: macOS 10.4 and higher version

Technical Specification

Software Name BridgeCheker Software For Windows V 1.9.8 Build 711
File Size 2.8 MB
Languages English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese
License Free Trial
Developer AccessAgility, LLC

BridgeChecker enables you to manually disable or enable network adapters, while also providing automation options for this task and allowing you to define its functioning mode. It offers you a way to avoid dual interface routing and stay connected to a single network adapter at a time, without modifying the computer’s initial IP address.

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