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Spimby
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      04-21-2005, 03:03 PM
Hi,

I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
for guests. Is there a way to do this? I know I can restrict access,
but I'm wondering if there's a way to completly shut down the 2.4ghz
signal. I looked in the manual, but they don't seem to cover this
option (for obvious reasons I'm sure).

Thanks,

Spimby

 
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Jorabi
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      04-21-2005, 03:15 PM

"Spimby" wrote ...
> I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
> Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
> be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
> for guests. Is there a way to do this? I know I can restrict access,
> but I'm wondering if there's a way to completly shut down the 2.4ghz
> signal. I looked in the manual, but they don't seem to cover this
> option (for obvious reasons I'm sure).


Easiest way would be to put a low-cost Ethernet switch like the
D-link DSS-5+ in front of the router and connect your PC to it.
Plug the wireless router's power into a switched AC outlet and
shut it off until guests arrive.

There are more elegant solutions that others will bring up, but
this is an easy way to manage it.



 
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BigJIm
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      04-21-2005, 03:34 PM
yes you can shut down the transceiver
"Spimby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
> Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
> be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
> for guests. Is there a way to do this? I know I can restrict access,
> but I'm wondering if there's a way to completly shut down the 2.4ghz
> signal. I looked in the manual, but they don't seem to cover this
> option (for obvious reasons I'm sure).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Spimby
>



 
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BigJIm
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      04-21-2005, 03:41 PM
get into the router setup and under wireless turn the radio button to off.

"Spimby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
> Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
> be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
> for guests. Is there a way to do this? I know I can restrict access,
> but I'm wondering if there's a way to completly shut down the 2.4ghz
> signal. I looked in the manual, but they don't seem to cover this
> option (for obvious reasons I'm sure).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Spimby
>



 
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dold@XReXXTurni.usenet.us.com
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      04-21-2005, 03:57 PM
Spimby <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
> Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
> be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
> for guests.


Buy a different router. That D-Link doesn't seem to have an option to turn
off the Wireless. Linksys models do. My Netgear does.

Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless Networking Kit $84.99 - $35 = 49.99
WGR614v4 Router and WG511 PCMCIA card that I have.
<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000117DGW/qid=1105746394/sr=8-7/ref=pd_csp_7/002-3005537-5404050?v=glance&s=pc&n=507846>

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Colin
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      04-21-2005, 05:29 PM
"Spimby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Hi,
>
> I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
> Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
> be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
> for guests. Is there a way to do this? I know I can restrict access,
> but I'm wondering if there's a way to completly shut down the 2.4ghz
> signal. I looked in the manual, but they don't seem to cover this
> option (for obvious reasons I'm sure).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Spimby
>


In the router menu go to Wireless and turn the radio button to off.
Be sure you are getting revision C of the router (one antenna), it is
better than previus revisions.

Colin
 
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tzar
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      04-21-2005, 06:16 PM
Get linksys WRT54G- way better then the dlink
"Spimby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
> Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
> be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
> for guests. Is there a way to do this? I know I can restrict access,
> but I'm wondering if there's a way to completly shut down the 2.4ghz
> signal. I looked in the manual, but they don't seem to cover this
> option (for obvious reasons I'm sure).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Spimby
>



 
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DLink Guru
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      04-21-2005, 06:30 PM
The 624 does have an option to turn off the radio, do your research before
saying a product can or cant do something.

Robert....
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> Spimby <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
>> Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
>> be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
>> for guests.

>
> Buy a different router. That D-Link doesn't seem to have an option to
> turn
> off the Wireless. Linksys models do. My Netgear does.
>
> Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless Networking Kit $84.99 - $35 = 49.99
> WGR614v4 Router and WG511 PCMCIA card that I have.
> <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000117DGW/qid=1105746394/sr=8-7/ref=pd_csp_7/002-3005537-5404050?v=glance&s=pc&n=507846>
>
> --
> ---
> Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
>



 
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Jeff Liebermann
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      04-21-2005, 07:17 PM
On 21 Apr 2005 08:03:10 -0700, "Spimby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
>Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
>be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
>for guests. Is there a way to do this? I know I can restrict access,
>but I'm wondering if there's a way to completly shut down the 2.4ghz
>signal.


Well, removing the antennas will reduce the range.

>I looked in the manual, but they don't seem to cover this
>option (for obvious reasons I'm sure).


Argh. Too late. You read the manual. This is bad. You should never
read the manual except as a last resort and only after calling
support, asking everyone you know, posting questions to mailing lists,
and praying for divine inspiration. Reading the manual is recognized
as a sign of weakness and an admission that you're lost. If you must
read the manual, be sure that nobody sees you doing it, and NEVER
publicly admit that you've done so.

Dlink has online emulators of most of their products. You can check
your feature set by digging through the various menus:
http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1457

The DI-624 starts at:
http://support.dlink.com/Emulators/di624/
On page:
http://support.dlink.com/Emulators/d...eless_11g.html
The wireless on/off button is at the top of the page.


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James B
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      04-22-2005, 03:59 AM
Do not buy this router!

There are a ton of post on both Usenet and the Web on how this router has
serious problems with mainting signals if you turn on any form of
encryption. I just spent two days with tech support going over this and
having them tell me it must be my settings only to find post after post
saying the same thing about dropped wireless clients.

Basically the router works great in factory default. Enable anything, WEP,
WPA, WPA-PSK or even MAC filtering and connect more than two wireless
clients and your going to get drops. Call TS and they will tell you update
the firmware, reset the device, etc, etc when they themselves have to know
by now with the number of people having these problems that there is a
problem and it's not the users.

As far as the router goes you can turn off the wireless radio, turn off the
SSID broadcast and maybe fix the dropped clients isuue. There is an
unreleased firmware out there which may help but do you really want to spend
a couple of hrs setting up and fixing a router which should work with a
couple of clicks? Linksys is no better. Their firmware and support sucks
however as was posted here you can go get "fixed" firmware from a number of
sources which does work but if you have to call Linksys you'll get no
support and personally I have a real problem paying them $70 and then
dumping the software that makes it work for something written by basement
geeks (no insult intended, I appreaciate the work!)


"Spimby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I'm thinking about buying a D-Link DI-624 Airplus Extreme G router.
> Initially, I will rarely need the wireless services myself (My PC will
> be hardwired to the router) but occasionally i need to turn on access
> for guests. Is there a way to do this? I know I can restrict access,
> but I'm wondering if there's a way to completly shut down the 2.4ghz
> signal. I looked in the manual, but they don't seem to cover this
> option (for obvious reasons I'm sure).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Spimby
>



 
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