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When to turn off Wi-Fi Access

Turning Wi-Fi off when you’re not using it improves network security and frees up some bandwidth for your wired devices.

Maybe you don’t want to disable your Wi-Fi access completely, but would like to hide your Wi-Fi name so only people who know it have access to your Wi-Fi. You can also allow only devices with specific MAC addresses to access your Wi-Fi network.

Verizon has a variety of tools to configure Wi-Fi access controls:

  • My Verizon
  • My Fios app
  • Your router

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Looking to turn off your router’s Wi-Fi connection?
  • 1
    Open a web browser and enter http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar at the top of the screen
  • 2
    Disconnect wireless devices not in use to free up bandwidth. This can include streaming devices, gaming systems and TVs
  • 3
    Use the router settings to disable your Wi-Fi name (SSID) broadcasting capability. This could be in the SSID Broadcast-type section or an Access Restrictions area depending on your router type