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Rmva
Mentor

Turning wifi off when not at home

As the title says really.

 

My son is at college and I want to turn the WiFi off when he has to leave the house. Can I remotely access the WiFi while I'm at work to turn it off? 

 

TIA

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gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Rmva 

No idea to be honest, see what options you get when you are logged into the router. 

 

  1. Connect your Hub to your laptop or computer using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Open your web browser and enter "192.168.0.1” in the address bar.
  3. Select Maintenance and enter “admin” and “nowtv” as the username and password.
FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Rmva
Mentor

I'd already got that far thanks. It was then in got stuck! 

HC
Mentor

Yes you can do this by turning on remote management in the Now hub.

Goto Advanced section,then select Remote Management .Should be easy to follow from there.

Rmva
Mentor

That's great. Huge thanks for the pointer.

 

I've turned remote management on now. Apologies as I think this is a silly question, but is disabling the WiFi remotely now as simple as clicking the "none" option from "everyone"? 

 

Edit: no, I tried that. It said I can't as it needs at least 1 protocol. 

 

I just want to turn the home WiFi off while I'm at work.

Rmva
Mentor

Figured it out, much to the teenagers disgust, as they were mid game. 

 

Thanks again for the help. Much appreciated.

Ian1985
Newbie

How did you do it?

redchiz1
Elite

Turning WLAN connection off at the router?

chilli2
Expert 2

Curious as to why you would want to/see a need to do this?

redchiz1
Elite

See above comment about teenager!  😉

chilli2
Expert 2

Do not underestimate the ability of a teenager to figure out a workaround.

 

What you need is Mac address filtering based on the time. That will effectively block internet access to the X box on a schedule either wired, wireless or through a separate wireless access point.

You will need to look at the settings in the now router for this if it supports it (my router has this and other functions that can be used to control access)

redchiz1
Elite

I don't, I'm not the one that's doing it!

 

And you reckon said teenage powers will be deflected by your suggestion?  😉

chilli2
Expert 2

Odds on that the teenager will figure out how to turn on the wifi, or even get hold of a device ( ie wifi access point) that will over ride the wifi on/off settings, the wifi may be off but the ethernet will be active.

 Turing the router off will/may cause issues with DLM and cause your speeds to drop

 Plus its another thing to try and remember.

 

If you enable mac address timing then you can restrict certain items to set times, so the X box will not be able to connect between X and Y but another device will still be able to connect.

 You will also need to change the router config password

redchiz1
Elite

Turning off the wifi on the router will cause none of the problems you mention. 

chilli2
Expert 2

Turing the wifi off on its own shouldnt cause any issues, however turning off the entire router will/could cause issues.

 

As for the Wifi, try looking for a setting called Wifi Schedule where you can set the times the wifi is on/off  - not all routers may have this though

redchiz1
Elite

@chilli2 Who are you talking to?

acorns
Observer

If he has physical access to the router he can just factory reset the device to enable access