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(Solved) - How to turn off WLAN in D-link router ?

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  • Started 4 years ago by amkeew
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amkeew
amkeew
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I have a D-link DSL-G604T wireless router with 4 LAN ports. Since I use only the LAN port for my net connection, I want to turn off the wireless for security reasons. How do I turn off the WLAN ?

Posted 4 years ago
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GKI610
GKI610
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I don't think you can, without opening it, and clipping the antenna connections. You might remove all antennas, and yet, install a security passphrase to secure it, just in case. With those antennas on, and no security, you have an open network for anybody to get into.

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LH
LH
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I think you have to type 192.168.1.1 into your browser URL bar. That should get you into your router to turn it off.

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amkeew
amkeew
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Thanks LH. I did access that url, went to WLAN and turned off AP (access point). And bam, it's gone. No more security worries.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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LH is Correct.
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1. Connect a LAN cable to the wireless router.
2. Type in http://192.168.1.1 OR your modified address to get into the router.
3. On the Wireless Tab screen menu, Disable wireless mode and click save.
4. A screen will come up with a confirmation message and then revert back to configuration mode.
5. Go into the computer Network Connections and Disable the Wireless Adapter.
6. Go into the computer Services and Disable Wlan Auto Configuration Service.
7. Reboot the machine and check the logs.
8. Their may be more Auto Tasks which need Disabling according to the O/S one is running.
This takes care of both the Router and the Machine Wireless Adapter.
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Regards,
Rick P.

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amkeew
amkeew
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Rick - I just turn off the wireless switch to keep my laptop from going on a pub hopping - sorta kneecap the guy from the beginning. :)

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LH
LH
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I vaguely remember doing it once, which was why I was not absolutely certain. Glad it worked :)

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amkeew
amkeew
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LH - You must be having a photographic memory. ;)

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LH
LH
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I wish :)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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amkeew,
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GOOD idea !!!!
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I use to run my wireless systems wide open without any protection what so ever when I was the only one in town that used wireless.
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Now, everyone has wireless networking so I just use Hard Wired LANs myself now.
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I can even piggy back on others wireless networks if I wanted to but I play by the rules. (LOL)
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Best Regards,
Rick P.

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LH
LH
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You got too many neighbours Rick :)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@LH,

So true. Many neighbors but few friends. (LOL)

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LH
LH
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I have a new neighbour. And went over and fixed their internet connection a couple of hours ago. Nice people.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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A neighbor with a "back door" are alway nice people. (LOL) (LOL)

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LH
LH
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He wanted to buy me a bottle of pastis/whisky/anything (for 10 seconds work) LOL

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Make like it is a big technical issue that will require more work every other day or so. (LOL) (LOL) (LOL)

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LH
LH
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I am not like that (which is why I am poor).

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