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Mon, Jan 28, 2019 1:48 AM

How do I turn off wifi in the Arris BGW210?

I want the combined modem-router's wifi off at all times except when I want to stream to my TV set. So ...

(1) How do I get to the configuration screens, and

(2) How do I turn the wifi on and off?

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2 Messages

a month ago

I also need to do this. AT&T needs to allow security configuration of this modem. I also need to be able to turn off SSID advertisement. The lack of functionality that AT&T has left it with is a serious problem.

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Employee

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16.5K Messages

a month ago

@joenet two options I can think of....

The first is to simply unplug the ac power when not in use... no gateway, no internet, no wifi.

If need other functions of the gateway to be active, but not broadcasting a wifi network, can turn the wifi off / on using a hardwired (ethernet) connection from a pc or laptop.

If have a newer model with Smart Home Manager app could create profile that limit usage by time frame. Also off at certain times, on at certain times.

https://www.att.com/support/article/u-verse-high-speed-internet/KM1336815/

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ATTHelp

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140.2K Messages

a month ago

We're happy to help, @joenet

 

You can hide your SSID by following these instructions. Please make sure you know your wi-fi name and password as you will have to enter them manually to add any devices once this is done. 

 

As for toggling your wi-fi on/off, this can be done per device by pausing it on our Smart Home Manager. It will automatically resume after the selected time frame and can be resumed early at any point. 

 

You can do this by going to Network > Connected Devices > click the device name and it will have a pause option and you set a duration of 30 minutes, 2 hours, or 24 hours. 

 

Let us know if you have any other questions! 

 

Raychel, AT&T Community Specialist

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