There are many reasons you want to switch off your WiFi at night. Some people worry about the prolonged exposure to EMF radiation during their sleeping hours. Others are concerned about the security risks of keeping it on all time. Still others believe that turning off your router at night extends its lifespan. After all, when you are not using it, why keep it on?
Some common ways to turn off your WiFi are:
Except for the first case, turning off WiFi also means you are turning off your wired connections as well.
On the pcWRT router, you can schedule the on/off times for WiFi with a weekly calendar, which is the most flexible control you can find on any router! And while WiFi is turned off, your wired network continues to function as usual. So if you have a VoIP phone connected, it will continue to work.
Here are the steps:
What if you temporarily need WiFi beyond the scheduled cut off time? You can click the +/- buttons on the right of the WiFi schedule dialog to extend WiFi time one-time only.
What if WiFi is already turned off by schedule but you need to turn it back on momentarily? Well, normally you’ll need to connect a computer to the router by wire and extend WiFi time. But there’s an easier route with the pcWRT router: enable remote control in Cloud Settings and use your smart phone’s mobile connection to extend the router’s WiFi time.