WRT54GL disable WLAN

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by max_payne, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. max_payne

    max_payne Network Guru Member

    is there any possiblity to deactivate the WLAN function automatically at a specified time with the original firmware?
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    linksys firmware is going to have ON or OFF, if you have specific clients you can modify the access times but not turn off wireless completely
  3. max_payne

    max_payne Network Guru Member

    yes, i know that its possible to turn it of manually, but it needs time....
    is there any software to deactivate it automatically?

    it's also ok, if the software needs a windows-client

    (sorry for my bad english)
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    hrmm... im not sure about a seperate software program i just know its not gona happen in the firmware. someone else may know.......
  5. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    assuming you have installed a third party firmware that has a cron daemon, it seems like it should be pretty easy to write a script and put it in a cron job...
  6. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    he's tryin to work with the default linksys firmware
  7. max_payne

    max_payne Network Guru Member

    any idea?
  8. koez

    koez Network Guru Member

    How would you do the cron part on a device with following specs:
    - WRT54g 3.1
    - HyperWRT +tofu/thibor

    If I remember it right, there should a subpage in the admin pages, which enables automatic script execution after a reboot - but what should be written there?

    I think it's silly to keep WLAN enabled 24/7 if one tends to use the WLAN only occasionally, though I personally need
    the switching/routing part most of the time and therefore the device cannot be switched off completely.

    In addition, in Germany and in Austria there is some talk about radiation levels that are emitted by the WLAN devices,
    surely, one would like to minimize possible risks?

    It would be cool, if the front panel's button could be used to switch the WLAN on and off - if would be super green! :D

    Edit: Solution (wlconf eth1 up/down?):

  9. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    If you will dig up am old thread... Tomato has an access control timer that can be simply configured by web interface to turn off wireless overnight - works fine for me (I don't have a icsco SES button so can't comment on that...)
  10. najevi

    najevi LI Guru Member

    1) If your concern is radiated energy from 2.8GHz radio waves then I can't help you ... and they can't hurt you.

    2) If your concern is unwanted users of your Wireless Access Point then the most secure recommendation I can offer is to enumerate the MAC address of the wireless network cards that are permitted to access your wireless router.

    This is configured at the Wireless MAC Filter page of your routers web server.
    Configure it as follows:

    Wireless MAC Filter : (x) Enable ( ) Disable

    Prevent : ( ) Prevent PCs listed from accessing the wireless

    Permit only : (x) Permit only PCs listed to access the wireless network

    Then click [Edit MAC Filter List] to bring up the list of allowed MAC's.

    Enter the MAC address for each wireless network interface card (NIC) in your house/office that you wish to permit access. (Hint at each machine run "ipconfig /all" to see the MAC address for the wireless NIC, not the wired NIC.)

    3) If your concern is after hours use by some user of a permitted wireless NIC then an easy solution is to assign a static IP address to such a machine and then use the router's Access Restrictions page ( to restrict access based on day of week, hour of day and IP address.

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