Wireless on/off, how?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by TGSC, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. TGSC

    TGSC Guest

    I'm thinking about getting a WRT54G/GS or maybe a GC (different chip, I know).
    I would like to be able to turn the wireless part on and off easily, but I can't find any mention of it anywhere.
    Is it possible ?

  2. richard

    richard Network Guru Member

    I don't know for sure since I haven't tried this yet but I believe you go to the Wireless tab, and in the Wireless Network Mode drop-down box select Disable. This doesn't seem to be an option in GC but it will work on G/GS models.

  3. Evil417

    Evil417 Network Guru Member

    Yeh, you should be able to go in to the router set up. I use the wrt54g and theres a wireless tab and it will say B,G,Both, and off.
  4. skrz

    skrz Guest

    You're right, there is not disable option in GC, there is Mixed option instead.
    Does it mean there no way to disable wireless network in WRT54GC?

    I asked similar question to live support in Linksys but I got answer that I should disable of broadcast of ssid :thumbdown:
  5. avax

    avax Network Guru Member

    thaths silly " I should disable of broadcast of ssid " even if you disable broadcast of ssid you will be able to see your router set the power to 28 and than turn yor rx tx antennas both to recive and you will get that you wifi dosnt work :)
  6. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    Yeah - the WRT54GC has no option to disable the wireless connection.

    What's worse, it has no way to more option to disable administration via the WLAN.

    I hope that this is among the first things they consider putting back in.
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I very much doubt this is possible unless a new firmware will have a disbale button withi the GUI or there is someway to hack into the OS and force the router to disable it.
  8. If you disable WIFI, does this mean the router physically stops sending signals (no more pollution)?

    Regards James
  9. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G (V4) and loaded with HyperWRT/Tofu, the "one touch" setup button on the front becomes a "wireless on/off" button. so for me, disabling/enabling wireless is literally the touch of a button on the actual router. I can't imagine it being easier unless the button pushed itself. ;)

    I expect, since Thibor and Tofu share a lot of code, that the HyperWRT/Thibor build for he WRT54GS does the same thing.

    So a WRT54G or a WRT54G (any of them) should do you nicely. Even the stock firmware allows disabling of the access point via a web browser. Adding the aftermarket firmware (all WRT54GS, all WRT54GL, and WRT54G except the V5) then gives you a "one touch" solution.

    The WRT54GC is not the router I would recommend for you, especially since there does not appear to be a way to turn off Wireless (unless, of course, you just want to unplug the router). ;)
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