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Old 03-07-2007, 07:58 AM
Carlo Vellano
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Default Wireless router (or AP) with hardware on/off switch for WLAN

I'm looking for a wireless router (G or better N) with at least 4
ethernet port with the on/off hardware switch for the WLAN. So I need
the router always on but with the possibility to switch on or off the
WLAN.

Do you know witch one can fit these needs?

thank you!
carlo


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Old 03-07-2007, 10:04 AM
Bob Willard
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Default Re: Wireless router (or AP) with hardware on/off switch for WLAN

Carlo Vellano wrote:
> I'm looking for a wireless router (G or better N) with at least 4
> ethernet port with the on/off hardware switch for the WLAN. So I need
> the router always on but with the possibility to switch on or off the
> WLAN.
>
> Do you know witch one can fit these needs?
>
> thank you!
> carlo
>


If you don't want to simply turn it off and on from your browser (with the
requisite menu-crawl), you might try slipping a couple of large tin cans
over the antennae; as long as the "tin" cans are conductive (i.e., not
plastic) and larger than the antennae, they will attenuate the radiated
signal by a bunch.
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Cheers, Bob

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Old 03-07-2007, 11:00 AM
Panda
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Default Re: Wireless router (or AP) with hardware on/off switch for WLAN

On Mar 7, 10:58 am, "Carlo Vellano" <carlo.vell...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for a wireless router (G or better N) with at least 4
> ethernet port with the on/off hardware switch for the WLAN. So I need
> the router always on but with the possibility to switch on or off the
> WLAN.
>
> Do you know witch one can fit these needs?
>
> thank you!
> carlo


Hi Carlo,

My Toshiba Laptop have a physical WLAN ON/OFF switch in the front, but
with wireless routers I haven't seen such a product yet. You can still
use two separate units, I mean a router and wireless access point with
an Ethernet cable between them.

Panda,
www.networkingland.com/wifi_special.htm




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Old 03-07-2007, 05:26 PM
John Navas
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Default Re: Wireless router (or AP) with hardware on/off switch for WLAN

On 7 Mar 2007 00:58:51 -0800, "Carlo Vellano" <carlo.vellano@gmail.com>
wrote in <1173257931.174382.313010@t69g2000cwt.googlegroups .com>:

>I'm looking for a wireless router (G or better N) with at least 4
>ethernet port with the on/off hardware switch for the WLAN. So I need
>the router always on but with the possibility to switch on or off the
>WLAN.


There is no actual n yet, only "draft n", with no guarantee of an
upgrade to final n -- so I suggest saving money by going with good g
instead.

That said, I personally don't know of any wireless router with a
hardware switch that will turn the radio on and off -- they rely on web
browser or other network interface.

Why do you want a hardware radio switch? If security is your concern,
WPA with a strong passphrase will ensure that. (If you're really
paranoid, go for WPA2.)

Otherwise, as has already been suggested, you could use a wired router,
with a separate wireless access point (or wireless router configured as
an access point) that you could turn on and off at will.

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Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo>
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

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