NETGEAR Nighthawk Router Support
How do I turn the wireless radios off and on with the WiFi On/Off button on my Nighthawk router?
The router has internal wireless radios that broadcast signals in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz range. By default, they are on so that you can connect wirelessly to the router. When the wireless radios are off, you can still use an Ethernet cable for a LAN connection to the router.
You can turn the wireless radios on and off with the WiFi On/Off button on the router, or you can log in to the router and enable or disable the wireless radios. If you are close to the router, it might be easier to press the WiFi On/Off button. If you are away from the router or have already logged in, it might be easier to enable or disable them through the user interface software.
To turn the wireless radios off and on with the WiFi On/Off button:
Press the WiFi On/Off button on the top of the router for two seconds.
If you turned off the wireless radios, the WiFi On/Off LED and the WPS LED turn off.
If you turned on the wireless radios, the WiFi On/Off LED and the WPS LED illuminate.
This article applies to:
Wireless AX Router Nighthawk (WiFi 6) (9)
Wireless AC Router Nighthawk (17)
Cable Gateway AX (1)