Support Internet Home Network Turn Off Wi-Fi Access
Looking to turn off your router’s Wi-Fi connection?
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    Open a web browser and enter in the address bar at the top of the screen
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    Disconnect wireless devices not in use to free up bandwidth. This can include streaming devices, gaming systems and TVs
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    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

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
  • Turn off Wi-Fi access using My Fios app

  • If you have a Fios Quantum Gateway or a Fios Advanced Wi-Fi Router, using the My Fios app select.

    • Internet > under My Networks select a network Enabled > switch Enable Private Wi-Fi Access off

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  • Turn off Wi-Fi access using My Verizon

  • If you have a Fios Quantum Gateway or a Fios Advanced Wi-Fi Router, sign into My Verizon to turn off Wi-Fi. To make the change.

    • hover over Services, select Internet > under My Network select a network to Manage > switch Enable Wi-Fi Access off and save changes

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  • Configure your router Wi-Fi access settings manually

  • Your Verizon router has wireless access settings to disable Wi-Fi access, hide Wi-Fi name (SSID), or limit access to specific wireless devices. The features are designed to allow different levels of Wi-Fi access settings. To make a change.

    • Open your browser and enter
      • Sign in with your router username and password
        • Router name is admin. You can find the default router password on your router label
        • If you changed your router password and don’t remember it, you will need to reset your router to factory default settings. Learn how to reset your router
      • Follow the onscreen directions or your routers user guide to change your Wi-Fi access settings

    For detailed instructions, check your home router’s user guide.

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