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New Thomson router has arrived

hamilton36
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Registered: 13-08-2007

New Thomson router has arrived

A new Thomson router has just arrived to replace the D-Link which went down on Tuesday.  My computer does not have Wireless card, so I am connected via Ethernet cable.  But the Wireless light is also on.  The D-Link had the facility to "hide" the wireless or disable it.  Can I do that on the Thomson and how?
Thanks,
Alex
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smiffyb36
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Re: New Thomson router has arrived

I think it's the circle button on the front, press it if the light is red/orange wireless is off, blue/green wireless is on  Smiley
Community Gaffer
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Re: New Thomson router has arrived

I thought the light colours meant this:
Red - wireless on - unprotected
Orange - wireless on - WEP security
Green - Wireless on - WPA security
If you log in to the router control panel (browse to 192.168.1.254) and use the username and password provided on the sticker we sent with the router, there is an option in the wireless setup screen to turn it off.
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smiffyb36
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Re: New Thomson router has arrived

I stand corrected  Wink
Status Lights
The top of the ADSL modem has five LED status lights:
Power
*Green     Solid on  Power on, normal operation
*Red       Solid on  Power on, self-test failed, indicating device malfunction
*Amber     Blinking  Bootloader active (during upgrade)
*Off                 Power off
Ethernet
*Green     Blinking  Ethernet activity
*          Solid on  Ethernet connection, no activity
*Off                 No Ethernet connection
Wireless
*Green     Blinking  Wireless activity, WPA(2) encryption
          Solid on  No wireless activity, WPA(2) encryption
*Amber     Blinking  Wireless activity, WEP encryption
          Solid on  No wireless activity, WEP encryption
*Red       Blinking  Wireless activity, no security
          Solid on  No wireless activity, no security
*Red/green Toggling  Wireless client registration phase
*Off                 WLAN disabled
Broadband
*Green     Blinking  Pending DSL line synchronisation
          Solid on  DSL line synchronised
*Off                 No DSL line
Internet
*Green     Blinking  Internet activity
          Solid on  Internet connectivity, no activity
*Red       Solid on  Internet connection setup failed
*Off                 No Internet connection

So my understanding would be the wireless cannot be turned off, just secured?
Superuser
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Re: New Thomson router has arrived

Wireless can be turned off by logging into the router's control panel (as described by Chris) and navigating to the Home Network -> Interfaces -> WLAN - Configure page. Then remove the tick from the router's 'Enable Interface' check box and click the 'Apply' button.
David
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Re: New Thomson router has arrived

Sorry, I was getting a screenshot. If you follow the navigation that spraxyt has given, you should get to the screen I've attached a picture of. Just untick the box next to 'Interface Enabled'.
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hamilton36
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Re: New Thomson router has arrived

Thank you for the advice. Wireless is now disabled.  I have just bought on eBay a manufacturer refurbished Belkin router with lifetime guarantee for £9.97, so there will be no panic when Thomson breaks down.
Thanks again.
Alex
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Re: New Thomson router has arrived

On the 585v7 I have with current firmware - the front button does control the wifi - press it for about 5 seconds and it toggles wifi on / off
hamilton36
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Re: New Thomson router has arrived

Quote from: mal0z
On the 585v7 I have with current firmware - the front button does control the wifi - press it for about 5 seconds and it toggles wifi on / off
Thank you. Mine does that too, but I did not know that it was necessary to hold it for 5 secs.
Alex