How to Disable Wireless on a Linksys Router But Keep Wired Connections (5 Steps)

By Collier Jackson

You can disable the wireless broadcasting on your Linksys router for security.
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Although wireless routers have advanced security settings, perhaps the most extreme way to keep your network secure is to shut off wireless access completely. Whether you're chasing a more secure network or looking for a way to turn an old wireless Linksys router into a simple wired Ethernet switch, you can shut off the wireless broadcast using the Linksys router management interface.

Step 1

Open a Web browser.

Step 2

Navigate to the IP address of your router. The default address for Linksys routers is Enter your router admin name and password.

Step 3

Click on "Wireless."

Step 4

Open the "Wireless Network Mode" drop-down menu and select "Disabled."

Step 5

Click "Save settings."