It it an odd request if I want a Wi-Fi router on which I can actually turn off Wi-Fi?

virtuality

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When the Wi-Fi is turned off, I'd just use good old wired Internet.

Wi-Fi is needed only for my mobile devices.

Optionally I want to turn off Wi-Fi for the night too, I just don't want sleep in Wi-Fi (have a studio apartment).

This thread is not about the possible harm of Wi-Fi, but an interesting watch: https://thepiratebay.se/torrent/5316092/WIFI__A_WARNING_SIGNAL_-_BBC_documentay

Hopefully this link can remain here as it is a legal torrent: someone recorded it from live TV and shared it.

Anyways, I like Airport Express because it also have optical audio. But I am looking for another option with optional Wi-Fi only (size is OK; small and portable). It does not have to have the Apple logo on it. ;)
 

MustISO

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Most routers allow you to disable wifi if you don't want it. I don't know of any that allow you to do it based on schedule but a router with custom firmware options may be able to do it.
 

Gryz

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I have a Fritzbox. A german-made adsl-router which is supplied by my ISP. Not sure if they are sold in the US.

It allows you to turn WiFi on or off. Either through the management web-page. Or by pushing a big button on the router itself. If you use VoIP, and have a telephone connected (wired or dect) you can push a short key-sequence on your phone to toggle WiFi on or off.

The management webpage also has options to schedule WiFi to be turned on or off at certain times. You can even set up a complex schedule for different times on different days of the week.
 

ImDonly1

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The Asus routers have this in the stock firmware. I have the ac56u and it has it.

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I am sure DDWRT or such 3rd party firmwares have it too? Look into that maybe.