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How to take wireless off a modem

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March 28, 2010 4:09:11 PM

Hi,

I have a Wireless G Router D-Link AirPlus G DI-524 Broadband Wireless LAN high speed and would like to take the wireless out.

How do I do that?

Reason: I have a Timemachine (Mac) that I use as a wireless router for all my computers, printer, copyer, backup etc. - works great.
I'm switching from cable to ADSL and need to know how to take it off - because 2 wireless networks will cause trouble.

If I just unscrew the small antenna, would that do it?

Thank you,
Nicky

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March 28, 2010 6:25:03 PM

Most routers have an option to just turn off the Wifi broadcast. This model does not seem to have that option (why?). Looks like your best bet would be to disable SSID broadcast, set up the MAC filter, even do a WEP key. Then unscrew the antenna and screw in a dummy.
March 29, 2010 12:23:23 PM

Thank you eigokyoukan,

No wonder I couldn't find it anywhere.

That sounds like a steep learning curve for me and mean time I (silly me) I found out it's a router (was top of the line 2 years ago good for Cable & ADSL), but it's not a modem.

So I'll have to buy a new modem anyway.

But thanks a lot and it's good to know.

Nicky

eigokyoukan said:
Most routers have an option to just turn off the Wifi broadcast. This model does not seem to have that option (why?). Looks like your best bet would be to disable SSID broadcast, set up the MAC filter, even do a WEP key. Then unscrew the antenna and screw in a dummy.

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