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Can the wifi be shut down and just use hardwired?

I have laid hardwire to all locations I use ethernet. Is there a way to turn off the wifi transmission?

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Re: Can the wifi be shut down and just use hardwired?

> [...] I wouldn't tell the other person that they just can't handle it.
> [...]

 

   I don't recall saying anything like that.  But it's clear that you
haven't "handled it" so far.

 

> [...] I can tell when a Manual doesn't match reality. [...]

 

   When trying to match "a Manual" with "reality", it helps to look at
the right part of reality.  Reality is a big place, with many parts.
Can you tell when you're trying to match two different things?

 

> The picture in the manual does not correspond to what I am seeing on
> my screen. [...]

 

   Exactly.  That's because you're looking at the wrong page on your
screen.  Read it again, more carefully:


>    The following two action chains are different:
>
>       What you did:
>       ADVANCED > Setup > Wireless Setup
>
>       What the User Manual says:
>       ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings

 

   (The Manual actually says "Advanced > Advanced Setup > Wireless
Settings", but "ADVANCED" is correct.)

 

> However on the Advanced Wireless screen [...]

 

   _Which_ "the Advanced Wireless screen"?  See above (again).

 

> I did include a picture of what I am looking at. [...]

 

   Yes.  That's how I could tell that you were on the wrong page.  (And
exactly which wrong page you were on.)


> [...] I can try an update of the software, although I doubt that it
> will bring back that option.

 

   I agree.  It's a user error, not a firmware problem.  (Unless you
count poor user-interface design as a firmware problem, and I would not
expect an update to solve that.)

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> [...] Is there a way to turn off the wifi transmission?

 

   Here's a radical concept which works for some people:

 

   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.  Look for "Advanced
Wireless Settings" and "Enable Wireless Router Radio".

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Screenshot_2020-11-20 NETGEAR Router WNDR3400v3.pngPerhaps there is someone that is not a total insufferable Jerk as this guy is. I looked at the manual and the option displayed in the PDF manual is not available on my display. Perhaps I just need to purchase a switch.

 

 

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> Perhaps there is someone that is not a total insufferable Jerk as this
> guy is. [...]

 

   It's possible, but you still might need to read more carefully than
your "I looked at the manual".

 

   The following two action chains are different:

 

      What you did:

      ADVANCED > Setup > Wireless Setup

 

      What the User Manual says:
      ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings

 

   I'll admit that "RTFM" does not always work well for people who don't
read well.

 

   You have my permission to complain to Netgear about the way they
organized these headings.


> [...] Perhaps I just need to purchase a switch.

 

   I'll bite.  To do what, exactly?

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> > [...] Perhaps I just need to purchase a switch.
>
>    I'll bite.  To do what, exactly?

 

   Oh.  I get it.  You want to replace a router (WNDR3400v3) with a
_network_ switch?  "router" and "switch" are spelled differently for a
reason.  Generally, if you have typical residential Internet service,
you'd need a (NAT) router in order to connect multiple client devices to
the Internet.  A network switch lacks the requisite NAT functionality.

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Antinode you are correct in assuming I am not a network expert however I avoid being condescending or profane and I tend to apologize when I am, and I wouldn’t tell the other person that they just can’t handle it. With that being said I want you to know that I am a retired Engineer and I can tell when a Manual doesn’t match reality. The picture in the manual does not correspond to what I am seeing on my screen. In the manual it says:

 

“Enable Wireless Router Radio. You can completely turn off the wireless portion of the

wireless router by clearing this check box. Select this check box again to enable the wireless

portion of the router. When the wireless radio is disabled, other members of your household

can use the router by connecting their computers to the router with an Ethernet cable.”

 

However on the Advanced Wireless screen there is no Enable Wireless Router Radio to turn off.

It does offer an option to turn off the Guest Network, which I have done.

I did include a picture of what I am looking at. I can try an update of the software, although I doubt that it will bring back that option.

 

 

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> [...] I wouldn't tell the other person that they just can't handle it.
> [...]

 

   I don't recall saying anything like that.  But it's clear that you
haven't "handled it" so far.

 

> [...] I can tell when a Manual doesn't match reality. [...]

 

   When trying to match "a Manual" with "reality", it helps to look at
the right part of reality.  Reality is a big place, with many parts.
Can you tell when you're trying to match two different things?

 

> The picture in the manual does not correspond to what I am seeing on
> my screen. [...]

 

   Exactly.  That's because you're looking at the wrong page on your
screen.  Read it again, more carefully:


>    The following two action chains are different:
>
>       What you did:
>       ADVANCED > Setup > Wireless Setup
>
>       What the User Manual says:
>       ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings

 

   (The Manual actually says "Advanced > Advanced Setup > Wireless
Settings", but "ADVANCED" is correct.)

 

> However on the Advanced Wireless screen [...]

 

   _Which_ "the Advanced Wireless screen"?  See above (again).

 

> I did include a picture of what I am looking at. [...]

 

   Yes.  That's how I could tell that you were on the wrong page.  (And
exactly which wrong page you were on.)


> [...] I can try an update of the software, although I doubt that it
> will bring back that option.

 

   I agree.  It's a user error, not a firmware problem.  (Unless you
count poor user-interface design as a firmware problem, and I would not
expect an update to solve that.)

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Well your "bedside manner" could use a little polishing, but you did get me to the correct form. Thank you.

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