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How to NOT setup a wireless router? Wired only

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by KLUND1, Feb 20, 2006.

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  1. KLUND1

    KLUND1 Thread Starter

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    Hi All,
    I have a odd question.
    I just got a Airlink101 wireless 4 port router (AR325W). $15.00 at fry's. Great buy, and had to get it.
    I want to just use the wired setup. Not the wireless.
    How do I turn off the wireless part. I do not want to use it yet, and I do not want anyone else to use my connection over the air. My home computers are already set up in a wired network. This is my first router, so I'm a bit unused to router jargin. I did a quick scan of the complete manual, and saw how to set up the wired and wireless part, but nothing about turning it off the wireless. Maybe it is as simple as not connecting the antenna. I don't know. Anyone have any thoughts?
    Thanks in advance for you response
    KLund1 :)
     
  2. Mordillo_98

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    I went to the manufacturer web site, and it seems that you need to upgrade your router's firmware in order to turn Wiresless off.

    Actually, the firmware upgrade will...

    ... add an option to manually set the routers MTU
    ... add an option to disable the wireless function on the router
    ... add SSID broadcast disable option
    ... add Daylight saving option

    Here's the link for more info:

    http://www.airlink101.com/support/i...pport_client=949fba4fb171087c08776c2ed8b8cb03

    Now you know why it was 15$. ;)
     
  3. jrom727

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    u got it for only 15 bux... :eek:
    dang, i got mine for 25... (should have waited... :rolleyes: )

    jz kidding :D, it's a good router... (y)

    You can just set up WEP key so others won't be able to connect thru your wireless connection.
    Not sure if there's an option to disbale wireless, but i'll check later at home.. :)
     
  4. jrom727

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    avatar seems familliar..

    good to see you here :D
     
  5. jrom727

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    Howdy,

    Ok just checked mine.. if you want to disable the wireless connection.

    Access the Router Firmware... (usually 192.168.1.1)
    Access the Wireless page..
    At the bottom part, you will see: Enable Access Point.
    Unchecking the option will do the following:

    Hope that helps!

    This router is not that bad, especially for 15 Gs, i've dealt with linksys routers and got the same results that I want...

    {EDIT} Actually I have the AR315W model.. but I guess they have the same firmware...
     
  6. KLUND1

    KLUND1 Thread Starter

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    HI,
    That worked great. It took a bit of look through the sub menues, but I found it.
    Thanks a lot! I did not any neighbors using mu internet connection.
    By the way, My router has a light labled "M1" and it blinks constantly. There is no mention of it in the manual. What dose it indecate?
    KLund1
     
  7. Mordillo_98

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    They can probably help you better. ;)

    Their tech support is 1-888-746-3238.
    E-Mail: [email protected]
     
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