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I have a Linksys E1000, firmware 2.1.02 Build 5. Everything works fine. I would like to be able to turn off and turn on the Wi-Fi. I do not find a simple way in Cisco Connect to do that. Is there a way?
Before installing Cisco Connect, I did so by browsing to 192.168.1.1, logging in, and at the Wireless tab, I selected "Disabled" or "Enabled". Now, I think to do that I have to go to Cisco Connect>>Router Settings>>Change>>Advanced Settings. But there, it says "... changing the advanced settings can prevent you from using Cisco Connect".
My question, if I turn off the Wi-Fi using the Advanced Settings of Cisco Connect, will I later be able to turn Wi-Fi on again using Cisco Connect's Advanced Settings, or will I have lost Cisco Connect altogether? Thanks.
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10-20-2011 04:30 PM
Yes, it possible to disable and later on enable wireless through Cisco Connect. Cisco Connect will still be functional even after you follow the above mentioned steps. Later, when you want to enable wireless on your router, please ensure that you enable it through Cisco connect itself.
07-25-2012 09:18 PM
I have an EA4500 and I would also like to disable SSID broadcast. With Cisco Connect Cloud, how can I get back to the Advance Settings to disable SSID broadcast? I haven't been able to find a way to get to those settings.
07-25-2012 11:29 PM
Hi there. To disable SSID Broadcast on the Cloud, you click Wireless on the side panel (lower left) and a screen comes up and from there you can see the 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands. You will see an Edit button next to the band and from there you can unclick the SSID so that it will not be broadcasted anymore.
07-27-2012 11:01 PM
07-28-2012 04:42 AM - edited 07-28-2012 04:44 AM
FWIW, disabling the SSID does nothing for security and actually makes it more difficult for wireless devices to connect and stay connected. If using a laptop on batteries it will drain the batteries faster as it continually searches for your SSID. The recommendation is to leave SSID enabled at all times.
11-13-2012 12:50 PM
To disable SSID is a valuable feature as:
As somebody mentioned it in other thread it could be really simple to implement SSID broadcasting flag, custom Guest SSID, Guest bandwidth cap …. Cisco, do you need developers, are you hiring? :-)
Otherwise I can’t understand why so many people should wait for so long time for such small things (but valuable for so many people features) to be implemented.
11-30-2012 09:40 PM
Did anyone ever find out how to disable SSID broadcast in the EA3500 with the Smart Wifi GUI. The user guide says you should be able to go to wireless, edit, and deselect the SSID broadcast, which should be under channel. I don't see or have that option. I just upgraded to the last firmware tonight. Any other ideas?
10-07-2014 02:18 AM