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10-Dec-2010, 02:56 AM #1
How to block wireless access from my router
I have an SMC WBR-2804 Router connecting two wired computers to the internet.
I dont think this router comes with a password feature to block intruders/outsiders accessing my internet
connection.
Is there any other way to block outsiders accessing the internet through my router?
Will unscrewing the two antennas block the wireless access?

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10-Dec-2010, 07:50 AM #2
exactly what are you trying to stop
if this is wireless and you are not using wireless - you should be able to log into the router and turn off the wireless OR you can set a wireless security passcode use WPA2 if you have that on the router

otherwise would you explan what you are trying to stop happen
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10-Dec-2010, 09:13 AM #3
im trying to stop any wireless access to the internet via my wireless router. I believe this router has
no security feature that blocks wireless access to the internet pending a password. In the meantime will try logging into the router to turn off the wireless. If thats possible (old router), then thats it. Job done.

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10-Dec-2010, 09:32 AM #4
user manual here -
http://www.smc.com/files/AL/MN_SMC2804WBR_MN_E.pdf
I cant see an option to disable the wireless - but you could set up a WEP key - remove the aerials and also setup Mac filtering, so only those Mac address are allowed on the router
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10-Dec-2010, 03:59 PM #5
Sometimes manuals are less than perfect, so check the Wireless Mode (page 43 of the manual to which etaf linked) to see if there is a 'off'' or 'none' or disabled' option. If not, removing the antenna(s) should keep out anybody more than a few feet away.
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