How to disable wireless on your personal router
As you can imagine, thousands of wireless routers in a relatively small area can cause interference and slow internet connections down for everyone. As such, Clarkson University prohibits the use of personal wireless routers/access points. If you need additional wired ports in your room, you are permitted to use a network switch or use a router if and only if the wireless radios have been completely disabled.
Note that simply disabling the SSID broadcast is NOT sufficient and operating such a wireless network violates student and employee regulations.
General Instructions to disable wireless:
On some routers and modem-router combo units, there may be a physical switch or button to turn off the WiFi. Typically though, you will have to follow the following steps:
- From a device connected to your wireless router/access point, open a web browser and go to your router’s web interface (typically noted on the bottom of the unit).
- Log in with the username and password. Use the default one provided by the manufacturer or again check on the bottom or back of the unit.
- From the web interface, look for wireless settings, and you should have the ability to turn off WiFi on the device. You may have to do this a second time; once for each of the radios (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, etc.)
- After the change has been saved or applied, your router should restart.
- After disabling WiFi on your other router, your wired devices should automatically connect.