How can I block my wireless signal from my router when I am not using it?

by on June 3, 2010

Q: I have a wireless router in my home office. The router is useful for connecting to an XBOX 360 in another room. Also, I will occasionally use my laptop in another room. Thus, for the vast majority of time I can plug a wire between the router and my computer and not use the wireless.

I have come to believe that wireless signals are damaging. I acknowledge that this belief is a theory (not scientifically proven). But, on the other hand, there is no medical evidence confirming that wireless signals are harmless. Also, I know that I am bombarded by wireless signals outside and even in my home from external sources. However, my router sits at a corner of my desk. If possible, I would like to make/acquire a removable shield to substantially enclose the router during my workday. Do you have any thoughts, comments, or advise?


One Response to “How can I block my wireless signal from my router when I am not using it?”
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    You should be able to simply disable the wireless on the router when you’re not using it. Just log in to the router’s web interface and there should be an option to turn off the wireless.