[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)

[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
2019-09-05 07:54:32
Model: Deco M4
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Hi all;

I need to individualy control WIFI togglinmg per deco unit.

I have 3 units @ home. in one of the rooms only (my bedroom), I would like to disable the unit's wifi. all my units are using backhaul to talk to each other.

I still want my bedroom unit to have an operating ethernet port (as I have another network device connect to the unit's ethernet) but I would like to be able to shut its wifi down (not all units wifi) .

is this in the pipeline? can it be added?

thanks.

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Re:[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
2019-09-06 01:49:16

@gkatz 

 

The Deco mesh wifi system uses the same SSID and password, no option to toggle one unit's wifi on/off yet. 

 

While per we mentioned before, we have reminded our R*D colleague the feature to turn on/off wireless at certain time period.

 

Besides, what do you mean operating ethernet port? Each Deco has 2 ethernet ports; except plugged into the modem, you can connect other wired devices to the spare one.

 

Good day. 

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Re:Re:[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
2019-09-08 11:27:33 - last edited 2019-09-08 11:34:42

Hi @Kevin_Z

Let me explain with the help of the image below.  if I have 3 deco units, with the same topology as in the image and I use ethernet backhaul to connect all decos.

I want to be able to turn off wireless radio on deco A while the other 2 (B and C) will still continue to operate and cover the area they can cover wirelessly.  

now, I do still want to be able to connect an ethernet cable to the second port of deco A (whos wifi I turned off) and get network access from it (as it is still connected to C via switch)

is this more clear? 

basically what I am asking for is the ability to turn off an individual's unit wifi (toggle). this is a needed feature many people are asking in different ways but it comes down to this ability.

I would apprciate your comment.

 

 

 

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Re:Re:Re:[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
2019-09-09 08:07:21

@gkatz 

 

Thanks for your clarification. I got your points.

 

First, the toggle to turn on/off the wifi function on each Deco is not available yet, we have gathered some similiar feedback and reminded our R&D team already; 

 

Second, there are 2 ethernet ports on each Deco, you can connect your wired device to them to get internet with ethernet cable. Both ethernet ports are available to get internet. 

 

Good day. 

 

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Re:Re:Re:Re:[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
2019-09-09 08:22:57

thanks @Kevin_Z 

my first point was the main one that I hope will make its way to the next firmware.

like I said, many people here requested this. there are nomerous similar posts in this forum, sometimes phrased differently, but all point to the need to toggle on/off each deco individually.

thanks!

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Re:Re:Re:Re:[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
2019-09-11 05:35:47

@gkatz 

 

Thanks for your clarification, we have reminded our R&D colleague regarding to this request.

 

I believe they will work on it and evaluate the feasibility to add it. 

 

For now, wish your kindly waiting.

 

Good day. 

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Re:Re:Re:Re:[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
2019-10-11 10:00:01
My DIY disable wifi on a single unit only: Plug a tp link kasa smart plug (it other brand) connect to deco unit to the smart plug. Use smart plug to turn on/off a single deco unit. This is sub optimal of course because I shut down the whole deco instead of just it's wifi but it's as close as I can get to achieve what I need until this is rolled out...
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Re:Re:Re:Re:[feature] controlling individual unit wifi (toggle on/off per unit)
2019-10-12 09:04:20

@gkatz 

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Yes, you can turn on/off the smart plug to control the Deco, threfore you can turn on/off the wifi indirectly. 

 

For the feature to disable wifi function has been passed to our engineer and they work on it. 

 

Good day. 

 

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