How to turn off broadband router?

Posted on 2006-05-30
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
I have Linksys wireless-G broadband router, I want to turn it off wireless portion to prevent piggybacking?
Question by:jaws1021
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    Expert Comment

    A lot of them have the option in the config to turn off wireless.  If all else fails, unplug the antennas.
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    Expert Comment

    many wireless routers  have internal antennas, or leak enogh rf to work with the external antenna unplugged.

    Author Comment

    so you guys saying unplug the antennas would help %100?
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    Accepted Solution

    Click this

    Scroll down to where "disable wireless" is highlighted.

    THAT will help 100%. But disconnecting the antennas is not 100%.  : )

    Now if your router setup doesn't match the picture there, then either search through the router setup itself, or get help by reading the manual:
    To get manual: get model # of your router (should be stamped on the router), then Google for this: <model#> manual

    OK that should find you the manual, or you can go to --> Support --> Downloads --->etc.

    So read through the manual, or look in the index or table of contents, for "disable wireless"
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    And disconnecting the antennas means that they may well get lost. Why remove them when there's a software way to do it? : )

    Now, if only there was a software way to send a signal to the router to auto turn it off & then back on after 30 seconds! lol. I keep having to physically do that at least once a week when my Netgear wired router fails, leaving my auto-run internet apps to complain.
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    Expert Comment

    Well, I said many have the option to turn off the wireless - and "if all else fails" unplug the antennas.

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