Wireless router (or AP) with hardware on/off switch for WLAN

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I'm looking for a wireless router (G or better N) with at least 4
ethernet port with the on/off hardware switch for the WLAN. So I need
the router always on but with the possibility to switch on or off the
WLAN.

Do you know witch one can fit these needs?

thank you!
carlo


Re: Wireless router (or AP) with hardware on/off switch for WLAN


Carlo Vellano wrote:
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If you don't want to simply turn it off and on from your browser (with the
requisite menu-crawl), you might try slipping a couple of large tin cans
over the antennae; as long as the "tin" cans are conductive (i.e., not
plastic) and larger than the antennae, they will attenuate the radiated
signal by a bunch.
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Cheers, Bob

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Hi Carlo,

My Toshiba Laptop have a physical WLAN ON/OFF switch in the front, but
with wireless routers I haven't seen such a product yet. You can still
use two separate units, I mean a router and wireless access point with
an Ethernet cable between them.

Panda,
www.networkingland.com/wifi_special.htm




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There is no actual n yet, only "draft n", with no guarantee of an
upgrade to final n -- so I suggest saving money by going with good g
instead.

That said, I personally don't know of any wireless router with a
hardware switch that will turn the radio on and off -- they rely on web
browser or other network interface.

Why do you want a hardware radio switch?  If security is your concern,
WPA with a strong passphrase will ensure that.  (If you're really
paranoid, go for WPA2.)

Otherwise, as has already been suggested, you could use a wired router,
with a separate wireless access point (or wireless router configured as
an access point) that you could turn on and off at will.

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