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Virgin Media Hub 3.0 - can I totally disable WiFi.

Virgin sent me a new Media Hub 3.0, even though I do not need the extra speed.

I was considering setting it up but notice in the instructions that WiFi seems be compulsory. However I do not want WiFi to be beaming through the house.

If I were to install the Hub 3.0, I would want to make sure that the WiFi were switched off - totally.  Is this possible?

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In the Hub 3's GUI (http://192.168.0.1) navigate to Advanced Settings/Wireless/Wireless signal.

Click DISABLE 2.4 GHz
Click DISABLE 5 GHz

Job done. Btw, WiFi is non-ionising radiation and is c. 0.1 W at the antenna.

Seph - ( DEFROCKED - My advice is at your risk)


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Re: Virgin Media Hub 3.0 - can I totally disable WiFi.

In the Hub 3's GUI (http://192.168.0.1) navigate to Advanced Settings/Wireless/Wireless signal.

Click DISABLE 2.4 GHz
Click DISABLE 5 GHz

Job done. Btw, WiFi is non-ionising radiation and is c. 0.1 W at the antenna.

Seph - ( DEFROCKED - My advice is at your risk)

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Sephiroth wrote:
In the Hub 3's GUI (http://192.168.0.1) navigate to Advanced Settings/Wireless/Wireless signal.

Click DISABLE 2.4 GHz
Click DISABLE 5 GHz

Job done. Btw, WiFi is non-ionising radiation and is c. 0.1 W at the antenna.


Many thanks, Sephiroth !

I confess I do not understand the significance of your last sentence, but as long as the gadget is switched off I shall be happy.

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You're welcome. The last sentence was to indicate that WiFi radiation is not dangerous.

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But does off mean off if VM ever think to do this public wifi thing...

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Good point. If Shrievelty logs into My Virgin Media, the opt out is there.

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Thanks legacy1 and Sephiroth !   Emboldened by your advice, I connected up the Virgin Media Hub 3.0 to my Dell desktop, with Windows Vista.  I can connect to the Internet perfectly via Ethernet cable, and I know there is a  wireless transmission, because I can make a connection via my Kindle.  However when I tried to gain access to the Hub 3.0i settings using the computer, a message told me that the password was incorrect. I suspect the problem is that the computer does not have the software which is required to make a wireless connection.  This software, I gather, might cost about £15 - 40  for a USB adapter. Am I right in saying that I shall have to buy one of the adapters in order to operate the WiFi control panel, and so to switch off the WiFi?
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Thanks legacy1 and Sephiroth !   Emboldened by your comments I joined up the Hub 3.0 today. The ethernet connection works fine but not the WiFi. I guess this is because the computer does not have the necessary WiFi adapter. I noticed the WiFi signal is being broadcast because I was able to join up my Kindle.  However when I tried to gain access to the WiFi control panel, my password was rejected. Presumably I have to join up WiFi on the computer before I can disable it?  I am wondering whether, if I brought my WiFi ready laptop home, I could use that to gain access to the WiFi control and disable it that way. Does that sound reasonable?

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You don't need WiFi to disable WiFi.

The GUI can be accesed with a wired computer. You just have to know the GUI password which, if the default, is printed on the bottom of the Hub 3.

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The GUI password worked fine when I connected my Kindle, but did not work when I tried to gain access using the desktop computer. Everything is on default, so I assume the password must be correct.

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