Turning off wireless signal on D-Link DI-624

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Spimby, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Spimby

    Spimby Guest

    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
     
    Spimby, Apr 21, 2005
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  2. Spimby

    Jorabi Guest

    "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.
     
    Jorabi, Apr 21, 2005
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  3. Spimby

    BigJIm Guest

    yes you can shut down the transceiver
    "Spimby" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    >
     
    BigJIm, Apr 21, 2005
    #3
  4. Spimby

    BigJIm Guest

    get into the router setup and under wireless turn the radio button to off.

    "Spimby" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    >
     
    BigJIm, Apr 21, 2005
    #4
  5. Spimby

    Guest

    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.


    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
     
    , Apr 21, 2005
    #5
  6. Spimby

    Colin Guest

    "Spimby" <> wrote in
    news::

    > 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
     
    Colin, Apr 21, 2005
    #6
  7. Spimby

    tzar Guest

    Get linksys WRT54G- way better then the dlink
    "Spimby" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    >
     
    tzar, Apr 21, 2005
    #7
  8. Spimby

    DLink Guru Guest

    The 624 does have an option to turn off the radio, do your research before
    saying a product can or cant do something.

    Robert....
    <> wrote in message
    news:d48ihp$g1t$...
    > 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.

    >
    > 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
    >
     
    DLink Guru, Apr 21, 2005
    #8
  9. On 21 Apr 2005 08:03:10 -0700, "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.


    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/di624/h_wireless_11g.html
    The wireless on/off button is at the top of the page.


    --
    Jeff Liebermann -cruz.ca.us
    150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
    Santa Cruz CA 95060 AE6KS 831-336-2558
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Apr 21, 2005
    #9
  10. Spimby

    James B Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    >
     
    James B, Apr 22, 2005
    #10
  11. Spimby

    Guest

    DLink Guru <> wrote:
    > The 624 does have an option to turn off the radio, do your research before
    > saying a product can or cant do something.


    Research? Like looking in the pdf user's guide downloaded from the DLink
    web site? There's no radio on/off button in the manual.

    The OP said he couldn't find it in the manual.
    I suspect it was added in some firmware update. The emulator page that
    Jeff cites looks just like the one in the manual, except for the addition
    of the Wireless Radio on/off button.

    ---
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
    , Apr 22, 2005
    #11
  12. Spimby

    Ashley Pride Guest

    DLink Guru wrote:

    > The 624 does have an option to turn off the radio, do your research before
    > saying a product can or cant do something.


    Please research how to post correctly.

    Ash.
     
    Ashley Pride, Apr 22, 2005
    #12
  13. Spimby

    DLink Guru Guest

    Please research that there is no LAW to posting. I post how I want, not the
    way you think I should post.

    Robert....

    "Ashley Pride" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > DLink Guru wrote:
    >
    >> The 624 does have an option to turn off the radio, do your research
    >> before saying a product can or cant do something.

    >
    > Please research how to post correctly.
    >
    > Ash.
     
    DLink Guru, Apr 22, 2005
    #13
  14. Spimby

    Ashley Pride Guest

    DLink Guru wrote:

    > Please research that there is no LAW to posting. I post how I want, not the
    > way you think I should post.


    Theres no LAW on how the NNTP protocol should work either - whats your
    point?
    When you stop using OE6 and top posting then maybe you have a right to
    be a condescending prick - until then STFU.

    Ash.
     
    Ashley Pride, Apr 22, 2005
    #14
  15. Spimby

    BigJIm Guest

    wow I better smack mine with a hammer so I can be where you are at,
    but seriously I have no such problems.

    "James B" <> wrote in message
    news:cE_9e.75555$...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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
    >>

    >
    >
     
    BigJIm, Apr 22, 2005
    #15
  16. Spimby

    DLink Guru Guest

    I have a right to be a condescending prick no matter what newsreader I use.
    And OE6 does not make me top post. I do it because thats what I want. So,
    STFU right back at you.

    Robert.....

    "Ashley Pride" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > DLink Guru wrote:
    >
    >> Please research that there is no LAW to posting. I post how I want, not
    >> the way you think I should post.

    >
    > Theres no LAW on how the NNTP protocol should work either - whats your
    > point?
    > When you stop using OE6 and top posting then maybe you have a right to be
    > a condescending prick - until then STFU.
    >
    > Ash.
    >
    >
    >
     
    DLink Guru, Apr 22, 2005
    #16
  17. Spimby

    midjet Guest

    MY GOD

    the di-624 does not need a diploma , i never use
    wireless router before , and i get 2 week ago the di-624
    and have no problem including in the encrytion.


    On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 05:28:46 +0000 (UTC),
    wrote:

    >DLink Guru <> wrote:
    >> The 624 does have an option to turn off the radio, do your research before
    >> saying a product can or cant do something.

    >
    >Research? Like looking in the pdf user's guide downloaded from the DLink
    >web site? There's no radio on/off button in the manual.
    >
    >The OP said he couldn't find it in the manual.
    >I suspect it was added in some firmware update. The emulator page that
    >Jeff cites looks just like the one in the manual, except for the addition
    >of the Wireless Radio on/off button.
    >
    >---
    >Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
    midjet, Apr 22, 2005
    #17
  18. Spimby

    Guest

    midjet <> wrote:
    > MY GOD


    > the di-624 does not need a diploma , i never use
    > wireless router before , and i get 2 week ago the di-624 and have no
    > problem including in the encrytion.


    We aren't talking about encryption. That button is there on all versions.
    The ability to turn off the radio isn't in the manual, but is on the
    emulation page that Jeff pointed to.

    Does your two week old DI-624 have a "wireless radio on/off" button above
    the encryption key area, and "encryption on/off" button below the key area?


    --
    ---
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
    , Apr 22, 2005
    #18
  19. Spimby

    midjet Guest

    Yes the Button off/on exist for the Wireless di-624



    On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 22:41:16 +0000 (UTC),
    wrote:

    >midjet <> wrote:
    >> MY GOD

    >
    >> the di-624 does not need a diploma , i never use
    >> wireless router before , and i get 2 week ago the di-624 and have no
    >> problem including in the encrytion.

    >
    >We aren't talking about encryption. That button is there on all versions.
    >The ability to turn off the radio isn't in the manual, but is on the
    >emulation page that Jeff pointed to.
    >
    >Does your two week old DI-624 have a "wireless radio on/off" button above
    >the encryption key area, and "encryption on/off" button below the key area?
     
    midjet, Apr 22, 2005
    #19
  20. Spimby

    midjet Guest

    Yes the Button off/on exist for the Wireless di-624



    On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 22:41:16 +0000 (UTC),
    wrote:

    >midjet <> wrote:
    >> MY GOD

    >
    >> the di-624 does not need a diploma , i never use
    >> wireless router before , and i get 2 week ago the di-624 and have no
    >> problem including in the encrytion.

    >
    >We aren't talking about encryption. That button is there on all versions.
    >The ability to turn off the radio isn't in the manual, but is on the
    >emulation page that Jeff pointed to.
    >
    >Does your two week old DI-624 have a "wireless radio on/off" button above
    >the encryption key area, and "encryption on/off" button below the key area?
     
    midjet, Apr 23, 2005
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