Turning Off "Wireless" on a Wireless Router
by oksoimkewl - 1/6/07 11:03 PM
I do not currently have a router but it's just about time to get on that boat. Neither of the computers I will be connecting have wireless cards in them, only wired.
If I buy a wireless router, can I disable the wireless capability so I don't have to worry about drive-by hackers and neighbourhood kids jacking my connection? Please remember that I do not currently have a router and I therefore know very little about networking. I'd basically like to just wire the computers to the router and disable the wireless aspect until I need it (brother, mother, friends have laptops so when they're here I would like to be able to turn it back on).
The router I'm looking at is just your basic Linksys Wireless G router and of course I'd like to be able to share the 1 printer and scanner I have in the house.
Thanks very much.