How to disable the Wi-Fi (Apple AirPort Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme)

This article will walk you through general instructions on how you can disable the Wi-Fi on the Apple AirPort Time Capsule® or Apple AirPort Extreme®.

The steps and instructions may vary depending on your router/gateway’s model.  Contact your device’s manufacturer for support.

Before you begin
  • Make sure that the computer you use to access the web-based setup page of your router or gateway is either wired to it directly or is connected to it via Wi-Fi.
  • Make sure to know your login credentials as these differ for every manufacturer.  Contact your device’s manufacturer for support.

You can disable the Wi-Fi of a base station in the AirPort Utility.
Step 1:
Launch Applications > Utilities > AirPort Utility.

Step 2:
Choose your base station and click on Edit.

Step 3:
When prompted, enter the base station’s admin password.

Step 4:
Click on the Wireless tab.

Step 5:
In the Network Mode pop-up menu, select Off.

Step 6:
Click on Update.  The base station will restart and load the new settings.

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