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Old 08-08-2006, 03:40 PM
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Default Switching off wireless signal?

I'm interested in buying a DLink wireless router and want to know if its
possible in general with wireless products, to switch off the wireless
signal when I'm not using it (but not unplug the power) and still connect to
the unit using wired ports?

I understand you can switch off external access through security, but I'm
interested in switching off the "physical" radio signal being emitted from
the unit. Is this possible with the following
http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=274 or indeed any brand of wireless
router?

TIA for any genuine help.



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Old 08-08-2006, 08:11 PM
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nospam@invalid.invalid wrote:

> I'm interested in buying a DLink wireless router and want to know if its possible in
> general with wireless products, to switch off the wireless signal when I'm not using it
> (but not unplug the power) and still connect to the unit using wired ports?


Yes, most do allow you to turn the wireless off seperately.

Mine gets into one of the wireless link cameras
and I can turn it off in the router if that is a problem.

> I understand you can switch off external access through security, but I'm interested in
> switching off the "physical" radio signal being emitted from the unit. Is this possible
> with the following
> http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=274


The manual is available on that page, I cant
see any obvious way to turn the wireless off.

> or indeed any brand of wireless router?


Mine does, its a Billion, but its an adsl/modem/router so no use to you.



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Old 08-08-2006, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: Switching off wireless signal?

Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa@gmail.com> wrote
> nospam@invalid.invalid wrote


>> I'm interested in buying a DLink wireless router and want to know if its possible in
>> general with wireless products, to switch off the
>> wireless signal when I'm not using it (but not unplug the power) and still connect to
>> the unit using wired ports?


> Yes, most do allow you to turn the wireless off seperately.


> Mine gets into one of the wireless link cameras
> and I can turn it off in the router if that is a problem.


>> I understand you can switch off external access through security,
>> but I'm interested in switching off the "physical" radio signal
>> being emitted from the unit. Is this possible with the following
>> http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=274


> The manual is available on that page, I cant
> see any obvious way to turn the wireless off.


You could try asking the tech support listed in that manual.

>> or indeed any brand of wireless router?


> Mine does, its a Billion, but its an adsl/modem/router so no use to you.




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Old 08-11-2006, 05:42 PM
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<nospam@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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> I'm interested in buying a DLink wireless router and want to know if its
> possible in general with wireless products, to switch off the wireless
> signal when I'm not using it (but not unplug the power) and still connect
> to the unit using wired ports?
>
> I understand you can switch off external access through security, but I'm
> interested in switching off the "physical" radio signal being emitted from
> the unit. Is this possible with the following
> http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=274 or indeed any brand of
> wireless router?
>
> TIA for any genuine help.
>
>


Yes. Absolutely.

I have one of those. You need to use your router's web interface. That is,
it's an admin function. It's bascially on the same page you use for
encryption settings, so chances are that you'll see it. Most people never
use that interface after initial setup, but there is a tab in the interface
for "wireless" and you can turn the wireless signal (I believe it's called
the "wireless radio") on and off.

HTH!

~e.




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Old 08-15-2006, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Switching off wireless signal?

> Yes. Absolutely.
>
> I have one of those. You need to use your router's web interface. That
> is, it's an admin function. It's bascially on the same page you use for
> encryption settings, so chances are that you'll see it. Most people never
> use that interface after initial setup, but there is a tab in the
> interface for "wireless" and you can turn the wireless signal (I believe
> it's called the "wireless radio") on and off.
>
> HTH!
>
> ~e.


Excellent! Thanks for all your comments.



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