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S-boy
08-23-08, 04:08 PM
I'm looking for a router that can be programmed to turn off and on its
wifi signal (but access to the LAN or WAN) at certain times of day.

I'm still a bit tinfoil-hatty about wifi exposure for my kids and I
want to cut the wifi signal off in the evening and overnight to limit
their exposure when they're asleep. Without re-igniting the
argument, I suspect wifi is likely safe but I like to error on the
side of caution with this sorts of things.

The old D-link router I have can limit incoming connections to certain
times of day, but it doesn't have the facility to turn the wifi signal
on and off.

I tried writing an Applescript routine to do it from my OSX, but had
inconsistent results.

I don't know if there's any router with this ability in its firmware.
Any suggestions of make/model appreciated.

Rens Kempen
08-26-08, 05:11 PM
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> I'm looking for a router that can be programmed to turn off and on its
> wifi signal (but access to the LAN or WAN) at certain times of day.
> I'm still a bit tinfoil-hatty about wifi exposure for my kids and I
> want to cut the wifi signal off in the evening and overnight to limit
> their exposure when they're asleep. Without re-igniting the
> argument, I suspect wifi is likely safe but I like to error on the
> side of caution with this sorts of things.
> The old D-link router I have can limit incoming connections to certain
> times of day, but it doesn't have the facility to turn the wifi signal
> on and off.
> I tried writing an Applescript routine to do it from my OSX, but had
> inconsistent results.
> I don't know if there's any router with this ability in its firmware.
> Any suggestions of make/model appreciated.

Dunno about routers that have this feature but how about a time clock?
Prehistorical measures maybe, but it might work... As long as the router
keeps it's settings saved. You wouldn't need to buy a new router.

Poor guy that got disconnected but didn't save his work. ;)