Turning off the Wi-Fi on your existing wireless router will help improve the performance of your Plume Wi-Fi network by reducing channel utilisation. Turning the old Wi-Fi off will also avoid confusing your devices.
Turning your router’s Wi-Fi off will vary by Internet Service Provider or router manufacturer. Make sure you are turning off the radios and not just the SSID broadcast. Click on the links below for basic instructions.
ISP specific Modem/Router Instructions:
Router Manufacturer Instructions:
- Apple Airport Time Capsule and Airport Extreme
- TP- Link
On some routers and modem-router combo units, there may be a physical switch or button to turn off the Wi-Fi. Typically, though, you will have to follow the following steps:
- From a device connected to your non-Plume network, open a web browser and go to your router’s web interface. You should be able to find the link through your router or service provider’s webpage.
- Log in with the username and password. Use the default one provided by the manufacturer or check on the bottom or back of the unit.
- From the web interface, look for wireless settings, and you should have the ability to turn off Wi-Fi radios on the device. You may have to do this a second or third time; one for each of the radios
- After the change has been saved or applied, your router should restart.
- After disabling Wi-Fi on your other router, your devices should automatically connect to Plume.