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Can Wireless be turned off?

Sometimes I do not want the wireless to be on. Is there a way to turn it off and just use wired internet?

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Go to http://192.168.1.1 with your browser to access the router setup. You will be asked for a username and password. By default, the username is left blank and the password is "admin". You can then click on the "wireless" tab to access the wireless settings and turn off the router's wireless function. From the "network mode" dropdown list on the "basic wireless settings" tab, select "disable".

You can download the router manual here for full information:

http://downloads.linksysbycisco.com/downloads/WRT150N-v1.1_ug,0.pdf




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On your searchbar, type 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.1.1
When your router internals screen comes up, you need to set a WEP key password to protect it, it should be 13 characters long. After that your router is enabled securely, only you can access it, keep a note of your WEP somewhere safe, and the hex key thats generated. You will then need to type this in to wirelessly connect again.

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Go on the router settings menu(usually on the LAN URL: http://192.168.x.1/ where x is usually 1 or 0)
look for a wireless or WLAN tab
look for something like "enable wireless networking"
and uncheck it/change the value to "no"
save the settings, the router will reboot.
do the opposite to enable it. this should not mess with your settings.

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Go into your internet explorer, type in 192.168.1.1 and go into your wireless setting and click> disable wireless or put a password on it so nobody can use it.

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