How to Disable BR200-WP Radio's

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I need to disable the radio's on our BR200-WP because they don't provide application visibility & control.  How do I accomplish this?
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Paul Ainslie

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Paul Ainslie

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I found two ways to accomplish this...

Monitor > select BR200 > Modify > look for the "WLAN Interface" heading and the "2.4 GHz (wifi0)" row > change "Admin State" to "Down".

Monitor > select BR200 > Modify > look for the "SSID Allocation" section > de-select "Enable SSIDs on the 2.4 GHz Radio"

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Sorry I was late checking for new postings, and glad you were able to find this yourself.

The first method truly shuts down the interface and the device consumes less power so is a green-er solution.

The second method stops advertising your SSIDs, but the radios are still alive and there is some (generally invisible to you and I, I think it's housekeeping stuff between HiveOS devices) traffic that will be emitted by them.

Unless you are worried about interference with other products or have customers who think all forms of radiation are dangerous, I suggest going with approach 2.