Disable/Enable wireless in WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ycho168, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. ycho168

    ycho168 Network Guru Member

    I am new user of WRT54G and using the official firmware it comes with (3.1 firmware v4.00.7)
    And got a question about disable/enable of the wireless function.

    Since the wlan is not frequently used in my home, I decided to switch the wireless function off when I don't need it
    So I go to the web access page and turn "Wireless Network Mode" to Disabled (from Mixed).
    It works...however, everytime when I do the turn on/off action, the internet connection will be disconnected...
    Is it a bug of the official firmware?
    any unofficial firmware can fix this "problem"?

    Please help me out.
    Thanks in advance
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    every time you do this the router has to restart, which is why your getting disconnected. you could just enable some security and not worry about the wireless, its not going to slow you down or anything just leaving it enabled, as long as leechers arent connecting
  3. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    HyperWRT version Tofu11 turns the "Cisco Systems" led light up button on some models into a wireless on/off switch.

    Although you could just enable WPA+TKIP or WPA+AES wireless security and use an un-spellable password that also contains a number. Then you could just leave your wireless on.
  4. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Another option if you are running custom firmware is to execute the following command:

    wlconf eth1 down

    This will disable the wireless without rebooting the router. To enable the wireless again simply execute the following command:

    wlconf eth1 up

    Note that if you have a WRT54G v1.x then you will need to replace eth1 with eth2 in the above commands. :thumb:
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