by PaulRussell
New Member

Can I turn off the WiFi signal from my EE Router but keep the Lan?

My son has his A level exams coming up but I fear he is often using his smart phone when he should be revising. Can I turn off the WiFi signal from the Router but keep the Lan connection up and running? If this is possible access to the Internet would be restricted to the desk top computer which is connected via cable i.e. Lan.

 

Any help please.

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by Grand Master
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Re: Can I turn off the WiFi signal from my EE Router but keep the Lan?

Yes, you may disable the WiFi by logging into the router & going to Basic Settings / Wireless Settings. If you have a Brightbox 2 you will need to disable both the 2.4 & 5 GHz bands.

 

For more sophisticated control you could use the Firewall's Access Control & Scheduling Rules to limit the times he may access the Net.

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by Grand Master
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Re: Can I turn off the WiFi signal from my EE Router but keep the Lan?

Hi, 

 

Yes you can disable the wifi on the router under settings. Only the wifi will be deactivated so the Ethernet port will still be active. 

 

It maybe easer to take his smart phone off him? 

 

Thanks, 

 

 




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by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: Can I turn off the WiFi signal from my EE Router but keep the Lan?

Yes, you may disable the WiFi by logging into the router & going to Basic Settings / Wireless Settings. If you have a Brightbox 2 you will need to disable both the 2.4 & 5 GHz bands.

 

For more sophisticated control you could use the Firewall's Access Control & Scheduling Rules to limit the times he may access the Net.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Thumbs Up" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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EE Employee

Re: Can I turn off the WiFi signal from my EE Router but keep the Lan?

Hi @PaulRussell and welcome to the community.

 

Hopefully, the advice above has helped with your query.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

by Mattglad
Visitor

Re: Can I turn off the WiFi signal from my EE Router but keep the Lan?

So with all of the solutions below they can be circumvented by the son resetting the brightbox to the factory settings. Is there a way to change the password on the brightbox on the factory reset so that I can retain the control?

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EE Community Team

Re: Can I turn off the WiFi signal from my EE Router but keep the Lan?

Hi @Mattglad,

 

There is a great thread by @XRaySpeX on changing your WiFi password with all the steps to change your password and also your admin password too.

 

Alex 🙂

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Can I turn off the WiFi signal from my EE Router but keep the Lan?

@Mattglad : Yrs, just login to Brightbox, go to Advanced / System / Password Settings & change your admin pwd. Don't tell your son!.

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To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

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