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How to disable the router signal on the Viasat WiFi Modem and Viasat WiFi Gateway

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It is possible to disable the WiFi antenna transmission on both the Viasat WiFi Modem and the Viasat WiFi Gateway using the following steps:

Viasat WiFi Modem: 

1. Navigate to the router configuration pages by entering 192.168.100.1 in your browser.
2. Log in with username admin and password admin.

Continue to step 3, below.

Viasat WiFi Gateway: 

1. Navigate to the router configuration pages by entering 192.168.100.1 in your browser.
2. Log in with username admin and password from the sticker on the modem (TIP: take a picture of the password and expand it to make the password easier to read



3. Click WiFi Settings in the navigation bar of the admin page.


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4. Click on the Advanced Settings link to access the Advanced Settings menu.


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5. If you’re running 2.4 GHZ network, under the title heading “2.4 GHz Wireless Network” find the second Network Mode drop-down, and select Disabled (it is typically set to Mixed but may also be set to Wireless-B/G OnlyWireless-B OnlyWireless-G Only, or Wireless-N Only). ) This disables the Wi-Fi antenna transmissions altogether. 



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6.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and then click Save Changes.

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 Your Wi-Fi antenna transmissions should now be disabled. If you want to turn it back on, you'll just need to connect with Ethernet to access the admin page again.
 
If you only want to hide the network rather than disable it, just click the “Private” button next to SSID Broadcast.

 

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