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How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?

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How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?

I would like to disable wifi and just use ethernet. There are 4 ethernet ports on the router/gateway which would connect everything I use including TV.  What is the process to make this conversion? TIA for your help! 🙂 

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Re: How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?

Just use an ethernet cable from each ethernet port to the ethernet port on your computer.  I have two computers connected that way.


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Re: How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?

You aren't even limited to 4 devices. You can get an Ethernet switch and connect even more devices. I have 8 Ethernet devices on my network.

If you don't need WiFi for anything (including your phone?) you can go into the router/gateway settings and turn it off.

For some devices, like computers, you can disable WiFi in them, too. I have a desktop computer that includes WiFi, but I disabled it.

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Re: How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?


@HLB1 wrote:

I would like to disable wifi and just use ethernet. 


https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/hide-disable-in-home-wifi



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Re: How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?

Thank you very much! 

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Re: How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?

That is good to know. Thank you very much! 

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Re: How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?

Easy peasy. Thank you! 

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Re: How do I disable WiFi and use only Ethernet?


@HLB1 wrote:

Easy peasy. Thank you! 


Quite welcome !



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