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You may turn off Wifi for reasons like saving electricity, avoiding any security glitches & boosting internet speed for wired devices. The simplest method is by killing the power. Some Wifi routers come with on/off switch. You can turn off WiFi on your smart gadgets, like mobile by going into settings.
Home routers come loaded with various functions & features such as NAT, data transfer, resource sharing, Gigabit Ethernet, IPv6 support, WPS, Guest n/w setting, parental controls, VPN server, port forwarding, UPnP, etc. Knowing all these functions of any router can enhance your internet experience.
You may have to reset router if you forget your router’s administrative password and network's wireless security key. Router reset option will wipe off usernames, passwords, custom ports, wireless key, custom DNS servers, etc. Press the tiny button labelled as RST on the router for 30 seconds to reset
A router is Layer 3 network gateway device. A router connects two or more networks using wired or wireless connections. The router operates at the network layer (Layer 3) of the OSI model. The primary feature of a router is to determine the best route for a packet to reach its destination.
Wireless or wifi mesh network kits are readily available in the market which consists of a few or several routers. One of these nodes acts as a gateway & connects to the internet via modem. Whereas, other nodes communicate with each other on mesh topology. Wifi mesh network is better than range extenders
A wireless access point, which is also known as Access Point (AP), is a small hardware device that connects a wired network (e.g. LAN) to wireless devices. The access point can be a standalone device that is connected to a router. WAP hardware consists of a radio transceiver, antennas & device firmware.
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